Since its foundation in 1930, the very name of CITIZEN conveys a deep respect toward craftsmanship. Citizen integrates a comprehensive manufacturing process from creating individual components to a watch’s final assembly. In an artisan’s approach to watch making based on pushing forward the boundaries of technology while leveraging their 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.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of its Eco-Drive technology, the brand have launched a number of watches incorporating design features, innovative functions and the award winning Eco-Drive technology that will capture the imagination of none only the stylish, but the techies and even the most discerning of watch enthusiasts.
One such timepiece is the Citizen Promaster Navihawk GPS is a sophisticated timepiece with the world’s fastest timekeeping signal reception speed from GPS navigation satellites. In just three seconds the Promaster Navihawk GPS can calculate the time in 27 cities and 40 world time zones, offering accuracy without manual intervention. It also offers a perpetual calendar and a 1/20 second chronograph measuring up to 24-hours, plus a pilot’s rotating slide rule bezel. Convenient Daylight Saving Time, light level and power reserve indicators keep the wearer fully informed. As a finishing touch, the Promaster Navihawk GPS incorporates a dual time and alarm function, plus tough sapphire crystal glass.
Aesthetically the Promaster Navihawk GPS is equally impressive with a robust 47mm case crafted in Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC). The stainless steel case and bracelet model is off-set perfectly with a textured black dial, incorporating hints of vibrant green as points of interest on three dominant sub-dials. The second model focuses on slick monochrome, with Citizen’s exclusive Super Titanium achieving five times the hardness of stainless steel. The Promaster Navihawk GPS is a watch with many attributes, styled for many uses, worn only by the individual.