Three new models with limited quantity worldwide were unveiled at Baselworld 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 30 May 2019: Slated for launch in the autumn of this year, CITIZEN unveiled three new “Caliber 0100” watches at the prestigious trade show of the international watch and jewellery industry – Baselworld 2019. Named after the Eco- Drive movement, “Caliber 0100” delivers the world’s most precise time-keeping accuracy of within ±1 second per year.
In the search for a better way to power watches, CITIZEN’s Eco-Drive light-powered technology became the premier heart of the brand and light has remained its core inspiration for more than four decades of constant improvement. This year marks its new century, with CITIZEN pushing technologies to extreme limits of precision time-keeping to a world’s first accuracy of ±1 second per year. “Caliber 0100” represents its most innovative drive movement and the brand’s drive to evolve watch manufacturing to a new world-leading level.
“Caliber 0100” autonomously calibrates time at an ultra-high accuracy of ±1 second per year internally without relying on data from radio towers or satellites. A single second measurement from this movement is exponentially more accurate than other watches, measuring each second at its most precise and authentic reading.
In order to achieve such unprecedented accuracy, “Caliber 0100” utilises AT cut type crystal oscillators rather than traditional tuning fork-shaped crystal oscillators most often used in quartz watches. This ensures that this new mechanism remains resistant to outside influences such as temperature fluctuations and effects of gravity, as well as age degradation.
Crafting components with such intricate precision and delicate hand movements are hallmarks of CITIZEN as a true manufacture d’horlogerie.