Citizen celebrates the 20th anniversary of its professional-quality Aqualand diving watch with this special analog/digital Eco-Drive edition, which features a backlight and dive log memory. It offers water resistance to 200 meters (660 feet), suitable for scuba diving. And it's powered by Citizen's exclusive Eco-Drive technology, which charges the battery from both indoor and outdoor light. It has a wealth of dive measurement functions, including:
- Depth display to 300 feet in digital format, with current and maximum displays
- Measurement of depth and time of dive
- Current and lowest water temperature display
- Surface interval measurement
- Dive log memory for up to 20 dives
Other timing functions include world time in 42 cities, 29 time zones, ability to track time in two different time zones, three alarms, 12/24-hour time display, and three alarms. Other features include a comfortable rubber strap, electro-luminescent backlighting for low-light visibility, screw-back case, screw-down crown, and a scratch resistant mineral crystal with anti-reflective coating.
This watch is powered by Citizen's unique Eco-Drive, which absorbs sunlight and any artificial light through the crystal and dial to recharge the watch continuously. With regular exposure to light, the Eco-Drive continuously recharges itself for a lifetime of use. This watch's Eco-Drive provides a 180-day power reserve, and it can be recharged with just 1.5 hours of exposure to light.
Summary of Features:
- Current depth display in digital format
- Depth display to 300 feet
- Measures depth and time of dive
- Measures maximum depth and duration of dive
- Dive log memory for up to 20 dives
- Auto-start dive mode
- Water temperature display and memory for current and lowest temp
- Measures surface interval
- 3 alarms
- 12/24 hour time
- Travel time (42 cities and UTC, 29 time zones)
- Electro-luminescence backlighting
- Battery charge level indicator
As a true manufacture d’horlogerie, CITIZEN integrates a comprehensive manufacturing process from creating individual components to a watch’s final assembly. It’s an artisan’s approach to watch making based on pushing forward the boundaries of technology and leveraging our experience toward exploring new possibilities.
One pivotal technological breakthrough was the development of a light-driven watch. CITIZEN pioneered this engineering innovation well ahead of other watch manufacturers as early as 1976, which led to the launch of the highly acclaimed Eco-Drive in 1995. Utilizing electrical power converted from virtually any light source, this extraordinary innovation changed forever the way watches could be powered. Eco-Drive eliminated the need to ever replace batteries, which made it especially beneficial to areas where such specialist batteries were not obtainable. This leveled the field for citizens of virtually every country to be able to experience unrestricted joy of wearing and using a CITIZEN watch.
The product development policy, “The Fusion of Technology and Beauty,” remains a constant motivation for us to merge cutting-edge technology with perfection of design beauty, which as a consequence inspires people to strive to be their best at any time.
CITIZEN launches a new campaign in collaboration with Wieden+Kennedy, Better Starts Now. This is the simple belief that no matter who you are or what you do, it is always possible to make something better — and now is the time to start doing it. We believe that better and now are both infinite, and that there is always a next ‘better’ and a new ‘now’ in which you can start pursuing it. It was clear from the onset of this project that we are dedicated to this ideal…not to the past but to the present, and all the way we can improve it. To help communicate this belief to the world we have created a new global CITIZEN brand movie, brand identity and brand website that represents out Better Starts Now philosophy.