April 18, 2017
“CITIZEN FLAGSHIP STORE TOKYO” Opens at GINZA
Marking the World’s First Flagship Store by Citizen Watch Group
TOKYO, Japan, April 18, 2017 – Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the grand opening of the “CITIZEN FLAGSHIP STORE TOKYO,“ the world’s first flagship store from the Citizen Watch Group, in the newly launching GINZA SIX, Tokyo’s premier luxury shopping destination, opening in Ginza on April 20, 2017. The new store boasts one of the largest collections of CITIZEN brands and Citizen Watch Group brands curated under one roof, including the world’s first Arnold & Son boutique, and aims to welcome customers from around the world, in line with company’s mission to enrich the lives of global citizens.
CITIZEN FLAGSHIP STORE TOKYO is located ground floor of GINZA SIX—the newest and largest commercial complex in the prestigious Ginza district, the foremost shopping destination for international travelers to Japan. With 300 square meters of floor space throughout, the store was designed with wide display areas for a leisurely shopping experience, where customers may view, touch and experience a full range of timepieces firsthand. The location also incorporates devoted spaces catering to both domestic and international shoppers, including an onsite repair workshop staffed with multilingual customer service agents and knowledgeable brand specialists, to consult visitors on the full range of products and brands. Regular events will also be held to showcase the beauty of Citizen Group watches and the craftsmanship of its watchmakers, to engage customers and collectors, and encourage a unique experience upon every visit.
“Ginza represents an international destination of the latest fashion and trends, where thousands of visitors from around the world visit each year,” said Toshio Tokura, President and CEO, Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. “The new Citizen Flagship Store Tokyo, located in this world-renowned district, offers our most complete collection of watches from our most celebrated Citizen Watch Group brands, brought together to cater to international shoppers and their wide-ranging tastes and preferences. New flagship store aims to stand as a base for watch enthusiasts, where they can come together and learn about our bands, and discover and appreciate the beauty of our timepieces. We are pleased to be able to accomplish this at the first-class Ginza Six complex.”
In keeping with the company’s global multi-brand strategy, the CITIZEN FLAGSHIP STORE TOKYO houses a full lineup of CITIZEN and Citizen Watch Group brands, including Alpina, Arnold & Son, BULOVA, CAMPANOLA, Frederique Constant, and others, and also features exclusive, limited edition models commemorating the new store launch.
To commemorate the launch of the new store, CITIZEN is releasing an exclusive “CITIZEN FLAGSHIP STORE TOKYO Limited Edition” watch line, in addition to limited edition models “ATTESA” and “xC,” which are exclusive to the Japan market. CAMPANOLA will also introduce a limited edition model to commemorate the opening of the flagship store, as well as offer a large selection of timepieces, including the CAMPANOLA Mechanical Collection.
The World’s First Arnold & Son Boutique
A brand reputable for their fully hand-crafted watchmaking process from design to movement, committed to bringing out the finest beauty of timepieces; Arnold & Son is introducing the world’s only Arnold & Son Boutique within the Ginza flagship store. With a calming dark wood tone creating a luxurious ambience is bound to offer a truly premium shopping experience, the boutique will house the largest collection of carefully handcrafted Arnold & Son pieces including models rarely found in Japan.
About CITIZEN FLAGSHIP STORE TOKYO Limited Edition Watches
Citizen is introducing two limited edition timepiece sets under the Eco-Drive One and CAMPANOLA brands, commemorating the grand opening of the CITIZEN FLAGSHIP STORE TOKYO; both models are available at the store beginning on April 20, 2017.
|Models:||Eco-Drive One (5 sets)
CITIZEN’s flagship light-powered timepiece with a refined ultra-slim design
CAMPANOLA (20 sets)
A limited edition combining traditional Japanese urushi lacquer and mechanical movement by La Joux-Perret SA of Switzerland
|Price range:||JPY750,000 - JPY1,200,000 (excluding tax)|
|Available:||April 20, 2017|
|Launch Date||April 20, 2017|
|Price||JPY750,000 + tax|
|Limited Edition||Five sets available / CITIZEN FLAGSHIP STORE TOKYO Limited model|
|Case Material/ Band||Cermet with binderless cemented carbide bezel
Black crocodile leather,
comes with teju lizard leather strap
|Crystal||Sapphire with anti-reflective coating|
|Size||Diameter: 39.0mm /thickness: 2.98mm (design specification only*)|
|Movement||Cal.8826/ Eco-Drive/ Accuracy of ±15 seconds per month / Light-powered Eco-Drive / runs 12 months on full charge/ water resistant|
- *Design specifications only. The actual product may be 0.22 mm thicker due to tolerance.
- 1. Specifications are accurate as of February 2017, according to Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.
- 2. Eco-Drive is CITIZEN’s proprietary technology that powers watches using any natural or artificial light source, eliminating the need to replace batteries. Certified as an Eco Mark product for the first time in the watch industry.
- 3. Binderless cemented carbide is a type of cemented carbide made primarily of tungsten carbide powder, with no metallic binder such as cobalt and nickel. It offers superior hardness, and resistance to corrosion and oxidation.
- 4. Cermet is an advanced composite composed of ceramic and metallic materials, made by combusting a mixture of hard compound particles such as metallic carbides and nitrides with metallic binding materials.
- 5. Eco-Drive and Duratect are trademarks of Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.
|CAMPANOLA- the Mechanical Collection - Kinran|
|Launch Date||April 20, 2017|
|Price||JPY1,200,000 + tax|
|Limited Edition||Total 200 units available / CITIZEN FLAGSHIP STORE TOKYO Limited model|
|Case Material/ Band||Stainless steel / crocodile leather|
|Crystal||Dual spherical sapphire crystal (anti-reflective coating)|
|Back cover||Screw-type transparent/ sapphire crystal|
|Dial||Black Urushi lacquer + gold color|
|Size||Diameter: 42mm / thickness: 14mm (*design specification only)|
|Number of jewels||25|
|Country||Swiss movement /Japan assembly|
|Run time||About 42 hours (on full wind)|
|Frequency||28,800 beats/hour (8 beats/second)|
|Precision||Average -5 to +10 seconds per day|
|Movement||Cal.Y513 Mechanical (automatic + manual winding) big date calendar / power reserve indicator Second hand stop function / water resistant|
The time accuracy described above represents the static accuracy at normal temperature. The accuracy of mechanical watches may differ from the above described range depending on the following three usage conditions or other reasons, including the amount of winding of the mainspring, altitude, and usage environment (temperature, magnetism, impact, etc.).
About CITIZEN FLAGSHIP STORE TOKYO
|Name:||CITIZEN FLAGSHIP STORE TOKYO|
|Address:||GINZA SIX 1F, 6-10-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061|
|Store area:||Approximately 300 square meters|
|Hours:||Store: 10:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Repair studio: 10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Closed on GINZA SIX Holidays
|Phone:||03-6263-9987 (from April 20, 2017)|
CITIZEN WATCH GROUP MAIN BRANDS
Founded in 1918, CITIZEN is a watch brand that operates in over 130 countries across the world. Based on our philosophy, “Better Starts Now,” a belief that no matter where you are, you can make now a starting point to make things better, over the years, we have introduced ‘Eco-Drive,’ the world’s first light-powered technology, the state-of-the-art GPS satellite wave watch, amongst other innovations with a relentless passion to invent the next possibility of watches. We invite you to our extensive collection of timepieces, an infusion of technology and beauty, only possible from a true manufacturer who creates everything from the parts to the final watch.
Alpina, founded in 1883, is a fine watchmaking manufacture based in Geneva, Switzerland. Alpina's watchmaking history spans more than 130 years. A true pioneer of the Swiss watchmaking industry, Alpina has been the source of numerous patents and innovative calibers. Alpina invented the concept of the Swiss sport watch, as we know it today, with the birth of its legendary Alpina 4 in 1938. Today, Alpina is one of the very few Swiss watch companies, which develops, produces and assembles its movements in-house. Faithful to its long tradition of innovation, in the Swiss watch industry. Alpina's mission is to design and engineer luxury sport watches that operate with the greatest precision and reliability possible in the most demanding sporting environments, like the Alps.
Arnold & Son
Arnold & Son is a brand inspired by John Arnold, one of the world’s finest watchmakers who has revolutionized timepieces with countless inventions with his associate, Abraham-Louis Breguet. The brand is a fully and true manufacturer Manufacture d'horlogerie (a French term reserved exclusively for watch manufacturers who develop and produce all of their parts in-house, doing everything by hand from design to the movement production). The Arnold & Son workshop is located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, a heart of Swiss watchmaking, and home to some of the finest and most experienced watchmakers and engineers living today.
Founded by Joseph Bulova in 1875, Bulova remains an iconic brand at the forefront of today’s timepiece industry—forever pursuing a profound history of firsts. Headquartered in New York City, with eight international offices and distribution in 65 markets, Bulova’s distinguished portfolio includes Bulova, Caravelle, Wittnauer watches, as well as licensed Harley-Davidson® Timepieces by Bulova watches, Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® watches and clocks, and Bulova Clocks. Today, Bulova is driven by the same principles of craftsmanship, innovation and technology that inspired their founder more than 140 years ago. The brand is committed to advancing the art of watchmaking with extraordinary design, exclusive high-performance technology and enduring quality that upholds a tradition of excellence and meets the needs of today’s global consumer.
Since its debut in 2000, CAMPANOLA has introduced beauty and ingenuity with its ultimate mechanism, based on the theme, “the enjoyment of time, every day, and individuality.” The multi-layered structure that combines numerous parts including the second-keeping trivet ring creates the finite space between the dial and the sapphire crystal, the CAMPANOLA enjoys the dimensional beauty that expresses the “galactic beauty.” CAMPANOLA consists of four collections - “Mechanical,” with the mechanical movement by La Joux-Perret, “Complication” with minute-repeater, perpetual calendar, and host of other functions for its ultra-complicated structure, “COSMOSIGN,” with the plate that recreates the constellation from 35°N latitude in real time, and “Eco-Drive” with its light-powered technology.
Established in 1988, Frederique Constant continues to work on everything from design, development, assembly, to quality control at its location in Geneva, Switzerland. Since 2004, Frederique Constant has developed and produced 25 different in-house movements, offering various watchmaking functions and complications. Its sophisticated design, premium quality and the high-precision mechanics has won many fans over the years, leading to the success the brand enjoys today. Frederique Constant will continue its path of innovation to offer creativity and outstanding value.
Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. is a global company that owns Prothor Holding SA(Switzerland), and Frederique Constant Holding SA.