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23 March 2022


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.

The CITIZEN Limited-Edition Caliber 0200 Mechanical Model
limited edition of 90 pieces worldwide

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.

[Product Features]

■Solid case and dial inspired by Japanese armor

The deep black zirconia ceramic bezel has superior durability and hardness as well as a brushed finish on the surface. It contrasts beautifully with the brushed and mirror finishes on the case.

The combination of these design elements with the electroformed hammer tone finish on the dial creates a solid, formidable impression, much like traditional Japanese armor.

■”Black diamond” Himeji Kurozan leather strap

The Himeji Kurozan leather strap has a lustrous finish that brings to mind the glitter of countless diamond fragments. The leather has a deep, black luster and volume created by repeatedly lacquering and drying the leather by hand.

The unique textures of the monochrome elements create an eye-catching contrast, providing an appealing look bringing to mind the functionality and intricate decorations of Japanese armor.

■Powered by a high-accuracy Caliber 0200 mechanical movement

The Caliber 0200 movement combines both aesthetic appeal and functionality with an average daily accuracy of -3 to +5 seconds, exceeding the chronometer standard for accuracy.

The movement is finished using decorative techniques that combine the know-how of CITIZEN and Manufacture La Joux-Perret.

The transparent case back showcases the movement with its 22 karat gold rotor, exclusive to this limited edition model.

■The specially designed movements in The CITIZEN watches incorporate all of CITIZEN’s know-how and technology, and their assembly requires incredible skill. The manufacturing of this mechanical model is carried out completely in-house at CITIZEN, from the movement to the finishing of the watch, and each watch is hand-assembled by our team of highly skilled watchmaking meisters.

[Product Specifications]

Brand The CITIZEN / Mechanical model Caliber 0200
Model NC0206-18E
Launch Autumn/Winter 2022 (scheduled)
Price(projected) TBD
Limited quantity 90 (Worldwide)
Case / Band Stainless steel (Bezel: zirconia ceramic)/ Lacquered cowhide leather (Himeji Kurozan leather)
Glass Sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating
Case diameter / thickness 40.0mm / 10.9mm( design specification only )
Specifications Cal.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
  • *Accuracy measured when the movement is in a stationary position. Due to the characteristics of mechanical watches, daily accuracy may be outside stated figures due to variations in conditions of use (including length of time worn, the position of the watch, wrist movement, and the winding of the spring.)

<About The CITIZEN>

The CITIZEN brand aims to become an integral part of users’ lives by tirelessly pursuing the next ideal in timekeeping accuracy, quality, design, and reliability.

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<About Citizen Watch>

CITIZEN WATCH is a true manufacture d'horlogerie with the capabilities to carry out the entire watch manufacturing process in-house, from creating a watch’s individual components to its final assembly. The company operates in more than 140 countries and regions around the world. Since its founding in 1918, CITIZEN has held the belief of “Better Starts Now” — that is, no matter who you are and what you do, it is always possible to make something better, and now is the time to start doing it. Based this belief, we have created watches, invented and improved technologies and explored the future of watches such as our proprietary light-powered Eco-Drive technology and state-of-the-art satellite-synchronized timekeeping.

  • *The final design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • *The availability, specifications, and related information, such as the product code for the models featured in this site, may vary by markets. If you would like to know more details, including the availability of these products in your area, please select your local website from our global site.

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