October 28, 2016
The one and only watch store in the world
The world’s first flagship store from Citizen Watch Group
“CITIZEN FLAGSHIP STORE TOKYO”
Grand opening in Ginza, Tokyo
Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. will open “CITIZEN FLAGSHIP STORE TOKYO ,“ the world’s first flagship store from the Citizen Watch Group, in the new commercial complex, “GINZA SIX” due for opening on April 20, 2017.
*Opening day is subject to change.
“CITIZEN FLAGSHIP STORE TOKYO” will boast one of the world’s largest collection of CITIZEN brands along with Arnold & Son, BULOVA, CAMPANOLA, and other brands from the Citizen Watch Group which will be the first flagship store for the Group.
It will be located on the ground floor of GINZA SIX due to open in Ginza with the store facing both Kojunsha-street and Mihara-street. The 300㎡space that houses an event space and a repair workshop is designed to offer the full range of products and services where customers can leisurely enjoy and experience the world of the Citizen Watch Group.
The spacious “touch&try” section will offer customers a chance to see, touch, and experience the watches. The brand specialists with a wealth of knowledge will personally suggest the watch for the customers from the attractive selections, including the limited editions which will only be available at this flagship store. Customers will also be able to consult with our expert watch engineers at the repair workshop about maintenance enquiries. We will also have staff with multiple language skills to cater to our customers from across the world.
With plans for regular events, we are confident that this will be a watch store our customers will truly be engaged in the joy and beauty of the watch and look forward to visiting again and again.
Name: CITIZEN FLAGSHIP STORE TOKYO
Ground floor, GINZA SIX 6-10-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Store area: Approximately300㎡
Brands: Men’s and ladie’s watches
CITIZEN, Arnold & Son, BULOVA, CAMPANOLA, etc
- The world’s only Arnold&Son Boutique
- From our president: Toshio Tokura, President/CEO, Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.
Arnold&Son, recognized for their fully hand-crafted watchmaking process from design to movement, all to bring out the finest beauty of the timepieces. The world’s first Arnold&Son Boutique will open inside the CITIZEN FLAGSHIP STORE TOKYO which will house the largest collection, including the rare models, in Japan, a brand known for their limited production. The luxurious space with a calming dark wood tone is bound to offer a truly premium shopping experience.
“Ginza is the heart of fashion and culture, welcoming many guests from across the world. Therefore, there is a great significance to unveiling our flagship store to offer the cohort of brands from the Citizen Watch Group, based on our multi-brand strategy. We will continue to communicate the brand value from our new flagship store which will be a vital location from which we hope to connect with our customers and build fans for the Citizen Watch Group.”
Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. is a global company that owns Bulova Corporation, Prothor Holding SA(Switzerland), and Frederique Constant Holding SA.
CITIZEN WATCH GROUP MAIN BRANDS
Founded in 1918, CITIZEN is a watch brand that operates in over 100 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 manufacture who creates everything from the parts to the final watch.
Arnold& Son is a brand inspired by John Arnold, one of the world’s finest watchmakers who have evolved timepieces with countless inventions with his partner, Abraham-Louis Breguet. The brand is a fully and true manufacturer (a French word reserved exclusively for watch manufactures who develop and produce their movement in-house), doing everything by hand from design to the movement production. The Arnold&Son studio is located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, a heart of Swiss watchmaking with many of the finest and experienced watchmakers and engineers.
Founded by Joseph Bulova in New York in 1875, they are the leading American watch brand that have driven the market with various innovation and advanced technology.
BUOVA has achieved many industry firsts throughout its 140-year history. The world’s first clock&radio in 1928, the Accutron, the world’s first tuning-fork-based watch that changed the history of watches, to name a few. They were also the world’s first in running a TV commercial in 1941, making waves in marketing with their progressive business styles. In 2016, they made the headlines by introducing the world’s first watch with a curved chronograph movement.
Since its debut in 2000, CAMPANOLA has introduced beauty and ingenuity with its ultimate mechanism, based on the theme, “the enjoyment of time, of the everyday, the individuality.” In the finite space between the multi-layered plate and the glass expands the “galactic beauty” that expresses this “universe of timekeeping.”
CAMPANOLA consists of 4 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, “Cosmo Sign,” with the plate that recreates the constellation from 35-degree North latitude in real-time, and “Eco-Drive” with its light-powered technology.
Established in 1988, Frederique Constant continues to work everything from design, development, assembly, to quality control at its location in Geneve, Switzerland. Since 2004, they have developed and produced 22 types of movement. Its sophisticated design, premium quality and the high-precision 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.