CITIZEN celebrates its 50th anniversary this year of the release of the world’s first titanium watch. In commemoration, the company announces the new SATELLITE WAVE GPS F950 — CITIZEN Titanium Technology 50th Anniversary Limited Model — a testament to its superior titanium processing technology.
Titanium was the favored construction material used in the Apollo spacecrafts in the 1960s due to its lightweight and rust-resistant properties. The material is also uniquely biocompatible and less likely to cause metal allergy reactions to the human body. CITIZEN quickly realized the potential of the material for a new generation of watches, and created the X-8 Chronometer model in 1970, which became the world’s first titanium watch. While titanium material offers many advantages in watch construction, the metal is prone to stick to the mold when subject to pressure of a hundred or more tons, resulting in deformation, and has a softer surface than stainless steel which is easily scratched. In 2000, CITIZEN overcame these challenges by developing Super Titanium™*1 – its own surface treatment and titanium processing technologies that offered nearly five times the surface hardness of stainless steel, as well as a wide variety of color variations, and smooth, mirror-like finish.
Marking the 50th anniversary since the release of the world’s first titanium watch, CITIZEN proudly announces the 50th Anniversary Model of CITIZEN Titanium Technology as a culmination of titanium innovation.
[CITIZEN Titanium Technology 50th Anniversary Limited Model]
This model inherits the “space” design concept of the “SATELLITE WAVE GPS F100” released in 2014 and “SATELLITE WAVE GPS F900” in 2015, respectively, while making full use of CITIZEN’s exclusive titanium-processing technologies to further advance innovation. The case and band feature pronounced three-dimensional surfaces with edgy, straight lines that create a symmetrical profile shape of angles and shadows. The black dial comprises a multi-layered structure with six parts stacked on top of one another, evoking the image of the endless depths of outer space. The case conveys a sense of refinement by combining two parts from CITIZEN’s unique surface hardening technology, “Duratect*2 DLC” and “Duratect Sakura Pink”.
Caliber F950 is featured in this top-of-the-line movement Eco-Drive GPS SATELLITE WAVE*3. With reception of exclusive time signal, this advanced movement has the ability to receive GPS satellite signals at the world’s fastest speed of within 3 seconds, and offers remarkably fast watch hand movements through a high-speed twin-coil motor that’s capable of rotating the second hand 360° forward or reverse in a single second. This unprecedented speed streamlines the process from reception to completion seamlessly.
“Space” design theme
The new model utilizes SuperTitanium™, which is the same material that will be used in Japan’s lunar exploration project, “HAKUTO-R*4”. While inheriting the design concept “Space” from the 2014 SATELLITE WAVE GPS F100 and the 2015 SATELLITE WAVE GPS F900, the new design idea is further advanced through the use of CITIZEN’s proprietary titanium processing technologies to create a multi-layer, six-part stacked dial that envisions the depth of the endless universe.
Edgy, linear design lines for case and band
Centering on CITIZEN’s titanium-processing technology cultivated and advanced over decades, the case and band feature edgy, straight lines that form a three-dimensional surface, creating a stunning sculpted shape of angles and shadows.
Cohesive color combination inspired by Duratect
Representing the 50th anniversary of the world’s first titanium watch, the new F950 model features a combination of Duratect DLC and Sakura Pink that produces a cultivated finish. The dual-case structure is the result of precision processing technologies developed over decades of innovation.
Equipped with top-of-the-line movement F950 of Eco-Drive GPS SATELLITE WAVE
Cal.F950 is the top-of-the-line Eco-Drive GPS SATELLITE WAVE movement using light as a power source and an innovative satellite reception technology that was pioneered by CITIZEN. With exclusive reception of time data, this advanced movement has the ability to receive GPS satellite signals at the world’s fastest speed of within 3 seconds, and offers remarkably fast watch hand movements through a high-speed twin-coil motor that’s capable of rotating second hand 360° forward or reverse in a single second. This unprecedented speed streamlines the process from reception to completion seamlessly.
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