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February 3, 2022

The CITIZEN Iconic Nature Collection
Four limited-edition models with dials that open up a window to the colors of each season

Citizen Watch Company’s The CITIZEN models provide superior precision and high quality, symbolizing the company’s neverending pursuit of the essence of the watch. All models are equipped with a light-powered Eco-Drive*1 movement with annual accuracy of ±5 seconds. CITIZEN will be launching four models from the new limited-edition Iconic Nature Collection. The dial of each model showcases the unique texture and depth of Tosa washi paper to express the beauty of the four seasons as viewed through a shakkei (“borrowed scenery”) window – a feature of Japanese architecture designed to frame outdoor landscapes for the viewing pleasure of those indoors.

*Prices and launch dates are accurate as of the date of this release.

The CITIZEN Eco-Drive Iconic Nature Collection with annual accuracy of ± 5 seconds
limited edition of 250 pieces worldwide

The two models scheduled for launch in February showcase the delicate texture of the world’s thinnest washi paper – Tosa Tengujoshi – on the dial. The Spring Air model (AQ4100-06W) is inspired by a spring scene viewed through a window, with a subtle gradient contrasting the brilliant green of new leaves with a darker green hue. The Summer Azure model (AQ4100-14L) expresses the beauty of summer, blending shades of the bright blue sky, the sea, and fluffy white clouds. The Autumn Fantasia (AQ4102-01X) and Winter Serenity (AQ4100-22E) models, scheduled for launch in August, are inspired by views of autumn and winter as seen through a window in a traditional Japanese home. The dials of these two models feature Tosa washi Unryu paper, famous for its long fibers which create swirling patterns that bring to mind the image of a dragon flying through the clouds. The long fibers characteristic of Unryu paper provide a delicate accent to the gradient tones on the dial. These limited-edition models open up a window to the beauty and colors of the four seasons in Japan, allowing the wearer to appreciate the unique hues of each season.

All models are equipped with a high-accuracy Eco-Drive movement with annual accuracy of ±5 seconds. The case is made from lightweight Super TitaniumTM*2,, making it both scratch resistant and gentle on the skin. The band uses crocodile leather sourced by a tanner certified by the Leather Working Group (LWG)*3.

The dial, crown, and case back feature The CITIZEN’s eagle mark symbolizing 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]

Washi paper dials evoking a world of subtly changing colors and shades inspired by the beauty of the four seasons in Japan
Washi paper has long been used in shoji sliding screens to bring natural light into living spaces, making it the ideal material for light-powered Eco-Drive watch dials.
The washi paper dial on this model brings to mind a shakkei window, framing breathtaking seasonal landscapes for the pleasure of the viewer.
The Spring Air and Summer Azure models feature the world’s thinnest washi paper – Tosa Tengujoshi – while the Autumn Fantasia and Winter Serenity models (to be launched in August) feature Tosa washi Unryu paper, producing a delicate texture and subtle gradient tones on each dial.

High precision movement with a perpetual calendar and annual accuracy of ±5 seconds.
The high-precision movement has annual accuracy of ±5 seconds and features light-powered Eco-Drive technology that eliminates the need for regular battery changes.
All The CITIZEN Eco-Drive watches with annual accuracy figures and a date function are equipped with a perpetual calendar that will automatically adjust the length of the month in leap years, etc. until 28 February 2100. CITIZEN’s proprietary impact detection and lock function also prevents the watch hands from becoming misaligned due to external impacts or shocks. In the event that the hands do become misaligned, the automatic hand correction function will adjust to the correct time. The perpetual calendar changes instantly at the stroke of midnight.

Super TitaniumTM case
CITIZEN’s proprietary Super TitaniumTM is the ideal material for wristwatches – it is approximately 40% lighter and five times harder than stainless steel, as well as being rust-resistant and gentle on the skin.

Crocodile leather band sourced from a tanner certified by the Leather Working Group (LWG)
The crocodile leather watch band is sourced from a tanner certified by the Leather Working Group (LWG) as part of CITIZEN’s efforts to achieve sustainable watch manufacturing.

Eagle marks exclusive to The CITIZEN models
The eagle – the symbol of The CITIZEN – can be found on the dial, crown, and case back. Eagles have incredible eyesight – they can clearly spot their prey from a distance of 1,000 meters or more. The eagle symbolizes foresight, the ability to anticipate the future and act accordingly. Eagles have also formed bonds with humans since ancient times. 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 Specifications]
●Launch Date: March 2022

Brand The CITIZEN/ Iconic Nature Collection Eco-Drive with Annual Accuracy of ± 5 Seconds Limited Edition Models
Model AQ4100-06W/ Spring Air AQ4100-14L/ Summer Azure
Launch March 2022
Price (Projected)
Limited quantity 250 (Worldwide) 250 (Worldwide)
Case / Band Super TitaniumTMDuratect*4 Platinum)/Crocodile(LWG)
Glass Dual spherical sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating
Dial Japanese Washi paper dial (Tosa washi Tengujoshi)
Case diameter / thickness 38.3mm/12.2mm( design specification only )
Specifications Cal.A060 / Accuracy of ±5 second per year / Eco-Drive running for 1.5 year on full charge/ Independently adjustable hour hand / W.R. 10 BAR

●Launch Date: September 2022

Brand The CITIZEN/ Iconic Nature Collection Eco-Drive with Annual Accuracy of ± 5 Seconds Limited Edition Models
Model AQ4102-01X / Autumn Fantasia AQ4100-22E / Winter Serenity
Launch September 2022
Price (Projected)
Limited quantity 250 (Worldwide) 250 (Worldwide)
Case / Band Super TitaniumTM(Duratect Gold)/Crocodile(LWG) Super TitaniumTM(Duratect Gold)/Crocodile(LWG)
Glass Dual spherical sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating
Dial Japanese Washi paper dial ( Tosa washi Unryu paper )
Case diameter / thickness 38.3mm/12.2mm( design specification only )
Specifications Cal.A060 / Accuracy of ±5 second per year / Eco-Drive running for 1.5 year on full charge/ Independently adjustable hour hand / W.R. 10 BAR

*1 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.
*2 Super Titanium™ is CITIZEN’s proprietary technology to treat solid titanium with surface hardening technology. It is at least 5 times harder than stainless steel. In the 50 years since CITIZEN introduced the world’s first titanium watch, Super Titanium™ continued to evolve. It is highly resistant to scratches, light-weight and gentle to the skin for excellent wearing comfort. (Vickers hardness of stainless steel is about 200 Hv).
*3 Leather Working Group (LWG): An international organization including brands that sell leather products to consumers, manufacturers of leather (tanners), and suppliers of chemicals to the leather industry. LWG assesses the environmental performance and safety of leather manufacturing, and grants certification to tanneries that meet its strict standards.
*4 Duratect is CITIZEN’s proprietary surface hardening technology that enhances the surface hardness of metals such as stainless steel and titanium, protecting watch bodies from scratches and damage. This technology offers excellent abrasion quality and maintains the luster of metals for long periods of time.

About CITIZEN WATCH
CITIZEN WATCH is a true manufacture d’horlogerie with a comprehensive manufacturing process that extends 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 availability, specifications and related information such as 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 this products in your area, please select your “Local Website” from our global site.

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