New limited-edition Caliber 0200 mechanical model inspired by Japanese armor

CITIZEN’s The CITIZEN models provide superior precision and high quality, symbolizing the company’s never-ending pursuit of the essence of the watch. A new release from our The CITIZEN brand is a mechanical model with details inspired by Japanese armor. This unique, limited-edition model is equipped with the high-accuracy Caliber 0200 mechanical movement, developed entirely in-house by CITIZEN.

This new model is powered by a Caliber 0200 mechanical movement, developed entirely in-house by CITIZEN, and features design elements inspired by Japanese armor. Japanese armor protected warriors in battle, but their unique designs were also used to express the individuality of the wearer.

This model has a stainless steel case with a brushed finish featuring a beautiful black bezel made from zirconia ceramic, a material known for its durability and hardness. Electroforming was used to give the dial a hammer tone finish with indentations reminiscent of hammered metal. The band is made from Himeji Kurozan leather. Himeji Kurozan leather, also known as “black diamond leather,” is created using a method that fuses traditional tanning and lacquering techniques, giving cow leather a lustrous finish that brings to mind the glitter of countless diamond fragments. The process is carried out by hand, and involves repeatedly applying lacquer to the grain side and drying the leather to give it volume and a deep luster. The unique textures of the monochrome elements of this special model create an eye-catching contrast, providing an appealing look that is inspired by the functionality and decorative aspects of Japanese armor.

The Caliber 0200 movement combines both aesthetic appeal and an average daily accuracy of -3 to +5 seconds, exceeding the chronometer standard for accuracy, and it has a free-sprung balance wheel to ensure greater accuracy in the long-term. The beautiful finishing was made possible by the combined skills and know-how of CITIZEN and our Swiss group company Manufacture La Joux-Perret S.A.

The transparent case back reveals the 22 karat gold rotor, and an eagle mark – the symbol of The CITIZEN – can be found on the dial. The eagle mark symbolizes the twin ideals of The CITIZEN – foresight and dedication to the pursuit of ideals as well as the enduring connection between watch and wearer.

BrandThe CITIZEN / Mechanical model Caliber 0200
LaunchAutumn/Winter 2022 (scheduled)
Limited quantity90 (Worldwide)
Case / BandStainless steel (Bezel: zirconia ceramic)/ Lacquered cowhide leather (Himeji Kurozan leather)
GlassSapphire glass with anti-reflective coating
Case diameter / thickness40.0mm / 10.9mm( design specification only )
SpecificationsCal.0200/ Automatic & Manual winding / Accuracy of average -3 to +5sec per day / Running time of approx. 60 hours when fully wound/ Frequency: 28,800 vph / 26 jewels /W.R. 5 BAR / Transparent case back / Cal.0200 Certificate of Compliance included

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