CITIZEN is pleased to announce the new model to Eco-Drive*4 SATELLITE WAVE F100 lineup as world limited edition. We plan to bring this new black model with gold bezel to the market in summer, 2015.
*1, *3: As of March 2015 as a multi-functional light-powered GPS satellite-synchronized watch (according to the research data by CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD.)
*2: 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.
*4: Eco-Drive is CITIZEN’s proprietary technology that powers watches using any natural or artificial light source, eliminating the need to replace batteries.
Satellite Wave & Radio Controlled Technology:
Bringing accurate time anywhere and anytime
Two technologies have helped CITIZEN realize watches with the most accurate timekeeping. One is Satellite Wave that receives time signals from GPS satellites. And the other is radio-controlled technology that captures signals sent from radio towers.
A radio-controlled watch automatically receives the signals from radio towers that include time, day and date information from an atomic clock with a margin of error of just one second in 100,000. A multi-band radio-controlled watch receives signals from towers in four geographic regions, including Japan, China, North America and Europe. CITIZEN’s radio-controlled watches incorporate Eco-Drive light-harnessing technology, so they continue to display the accurate time as long as there is light.
To bring the accurate time to more people, CITIZEN developed a unique satellite timekeeping technology, Satellite Wave. It enables our watches to receive time signals by synchronizing with GPS satellites. In order to successfully apply this technology to watches, CITIZEN has focused on signal reception speed while also considering stylish design to achieve higher usability. Still CTIZEN keeps improving on this technology. These refinements enabled CITIZEN to launch the world’s first light-powered satellite-synchronized in 2011. This timepiece, Eco-Drive SATELLITE WAVE, achieved the world’s fastest signal reception speed at the time (as little as 6 seconds) and Eco-Drive SATELLITE WAVE F100, which launched in 2014 achieved the world’s fastest* signal reception speed of as little as 3 seconds.
And in year 2015, CITIZEN unveils Eco-Drive SATELLITE WAVE F900, the latest multifunctional GPS satellite-synchronized watch. It features Super Titanium™, Eco-Drive and dual time display function, as well as GPS function to receive position information. The high-speed twin-coil motor, newly designed for multifunctional watches, allows the hands to spin very fast both in normal and reverse rotations, quickly and smoothly switching to correct the time for each time zone. An attractive design, featuring the world’s thinnest* watch case, increases the joy of wearing this watch.
Combining all of CITIZEN’s latest technologies, this latest Eco-Drive SATELLITE WAVE watch brings ultra-precise timekeeping to wherever people are on the face of globe. Look to CITIZEN for technologies that never stop evolving.