Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave limited edition
If you think that Atomic Timekeeping is cool, think again! The Japanese watchmaker Citizen is going to start selling its beautiful Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave limited edition watch that captures the day, date and time signals directly from GPS navigation satellites!
Details are still scarce, but the Japanese company has reported in its press release that the watch will be equipped with their new Satellite Timekeeping system.
Able to “talk” to any of the 24 navigation satellites that orbit Earth, the system is usable in any part of the world, which makes it more versatile than Casio’s Atomic Timekeeping system.
As you may have already know the latter is only good as long as your watch is able to receive signal from one of the six transmitters that broadcast atomic clock time, which makes it unusable in Africa, Australia, Latin America and Russia.
Besides this useful feature, the watch also sports such functions as perpetual calendar and world time for 26 cities.
It is animated by Citizen’s brand new Caliber H990 Eco-Drive solar-powered movement and will be presented in a rather large case that combines ceramic and stainless steel.
We’ll report on this beautiful timepiece later, when it officially becomes available.
Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave limited edition watch specification
Movement: Eco-Drive, Caliber H990, solar-powered, Made in Japan
Movement decoration: N/A
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, perpetual calendar, GMT
Power reserve: N/A
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Ceramic
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: N/A
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Water resistance: N/A
Case back: N/A
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