Blue Universe Collection with new Duratect*1 DLC Blue

CITIZEN is launching three exciting new models featuring newly developed Duratect DLC Blue on the bezel and the middle link of the strap.

CITIZEN’s corporate partner ispace Inc. operates the HAKUTO-R private-sector lunar exploration project, and CITIZEN has provided Super TitanumTM*2 parts for the legs of the lunar lander.

HAKUTO-R is scheduled to launch at the end of 2022*, and the designs of the Blue Universe Collection models are inspired by the stars that glitter in anticipation of CITIZEN Super Titanium’s™ upcoming journey to outer space.

*Expected launch date as of October 2022.

The bezel and strap feature our newly-developed DLC Blue, which maintains all of the features of CITIZEN’s proprietary Duratect DLC surface hardening technology in a distinctive deep blue color. We focused on thin-film interference during development – the same phenomenon that makes rainbow colors appear on the surface of soap bubbles – while utilizing our advanced DLC film-forming technology. CITIZEN has developed its Duratect surface hardening technology over decades, and its latest leap forward is DLC Blue featured on these three new models, providing scratch resistance and a beautifully smooth surface in an appealing blue color.

The CC4066-69E model features DLC Blue on the bezel and the center link of the strap. Silver colored highlights on the hands and indices provide an eye-catching contrast. This model also has a range of functions provided by CITIZEN’s advanced F950 movement, specially designed for light-powered Eco-Drive*3 Satellite Wave GPS watches*4. It is capable of receiving time signals in as little as 3 seconds – the fastest GPS satellite signal reception in the world* – and the hour and minute hands move twice as fast as previous models to rapidly display the current time. The AT8187-75E features DLC Blue on the bezel and the center link of the strap, while the CB0217-71E has DLC Blue on the bezel. On the functional side, both models are Radio Controlled Eco-Drive watches. All three models have sparkling accents on the deep black color of the dial, bringing to mind the glittering stars in outer space. This beautiful design is only available in these three limited-edition models. The Blue Universe Collection provides an appealing contrast between the glossy black color of Duratect DLC and the beautiful blue tones of DLC Blue.

* Fastest satellite signal reception in the world for an analog light-powered GPS satellite wave watch. Figure from CITIZEN’s in-house research, as of October 2022.

BrandBlue Universe Collection SATELLITE WAVE GPS F950 limited model
ModelCC4066-69E
LaunchNov 2022
Limited quantity1,000 (Worldwide)
PriceHK$24,900
Case / BandSuper Titanium™( Duratect DLC/ Duratect DLC Blue)
GlassDual spherical sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating
Case diameter / thickness44.6 mm / 16.0 mm (design specification only)
SpecificationsCal.F950 / Accuracy ±5 seconds per month (without time signal reception) / Eco-Drive running for 5 years on full charge (in power save mode) / SATELLITE WAVE GPS / W.R. 10 BAR
BrandBlue Universe Collection Eco-Drive Radio-Controlled limited model
ModelAT8187-75E
LaunchNov 2022
Limited quantity1,900(Worldwide)
PriceHK$15,500
Case / BandSuper Titanium™( Duratect DLC/ Duratect DLC Blue)
GlassSapphire glass with anti-reflective coating
Case diameter / thickness42.0mm / 10.8mm (design specification only)
SpecificationsCal.H800 / Accuracy ±15 seconds per month (without time signal reception) / Eco-Drive running for 10 months on full charge (in power save mode) / Radio-Controlled / W.R. 10 BAR
BrandBlue Universe Collection Eco-Drive Radio-Controlled limited model
ModelCB0217-71E
LaunchNov 2022
Limited quantity1,600(Worldwide)
PriceHK$9,600
Case / BandSuper Titanium™( Duratect DLC/ Duratect DLC Blue)
GlassSapphire glass with anti-reflective coating
Case diameter / thickness42.5mm / 10.1mm (design specification only)
SpecificationsCal.H145 / Accuracy ±15 seconds per month (without time signal reception) / Eco-Drive running for 2 years on full charge (in power save mode) / Radio-Controlled / W.R. 10 BAR

*1 Duratect is CITIZEN’s proprietary surface hardening technology. It boosts the surface hardness of metals including stainless steel and titanium, providing superior resistance to wear and protecting the watch from scuffs and scratches to ensure the surface of the metal remains beautiful for longer. DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) is an advanced technology that provides superior wear resistance for industrial products. Duratect DLC Blue uses CITIZEN’s advanced DLC film-forming technology to provide all of the features of regular Duratect DLC, including scratch resistance and a beautifully smooth surface, in an appealing deep blue color. It provides the same level of Vickers hardness as regular DLC (1,000 – 1,400HV). Vickers hardness for stainless steel is approx. 200HV. Duratect DLC achieves Vickers hardness of 1,000-1,400 by creating an amorphous carbon hard film—mainly composed of carbon and hydrogen—on the surface of the material.

*2 Super Titanium™ is CITIZEN’s proprietary surface hardening technology to treat solid titanium. It is at least 5 times harder than stainless steel, resistant to scratches, lightweight and gentle on the skin for comfortable wearing.

*3 Eco-Drive is CITIZEN’s proprietary technology that powers watches using any natural or artificial light source, eliminating the need to replace batteries. Certified as an Eco Mark product for the first time in the watch industry.

*4 GPS satellite-synchronized watch: GPS satellite-synchronized watch captures the date and time signals sent by GPS satellites from space — orbiting 20,000 kilometers above the Earth — bringing ultra-precise timekeeping to wherever people are on the face of the globe.


For more information about these new products from Citizen, please visit https://www.citizen.com.hk/html/en/news/what-s-news/blue-universe-collection-with-new-duratect-dlc-blue.html

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