March 22, 2018
CITIZEN launches two new watches from CAMPANOLA collection
featuring a traditional Japanese “Urushi” lacquerware dial
created by master artisans.
CITIZEN is proud to announce the launch of two new models from CAMPANOLA. Since its debut in 2000, CITIZEN CAMPANOLA has earned a superb reputation for offering a way to enjoy the fabric of time and individuality. These timepieces showcase unique and creative designs utilizing cutting-edge technologies and artisan expertise.
“Chiyo-no-toboshi ” is an old Japanese word meaning thousands of night lights.
When viewed from outer space, the Earth is illuminated by a multitude of lights. These lights represent individual people’s lives, lit up like the stars. The dial of Chiyo-no-toboshi evokes this nightscape using large and small particles of gold powders over a jet-black background with an accent of delicate shell inlay.
By featuring a self-winding mechanical La Joux-Perret movement, the watch exhibits a new level of excellence and beauty realized by merging Japanese traditional craftsmanship and Swiss watchmaking at the highest level.
“Hoshi-no-shizuku” means dewdrops of stars. The dome-shaped sapphire crystal glass of the Hoshi-no-shizuku appears to contain a mysterious and quiet Japanese garden at night.
The moon and stars are reflected on the surface of water bowl. Dewdrops falling onto the water’s surface cause ripples, making the reflection of the moon and stars waver.
The rich “Urushi” lacquerware work enhances the feeling of depth, while mother-of-pearl placed at the 10 o’clock position suggests the moon shimmering on the surface of water. Patterns simulating light are engraved on the mother-of-pearl to make it more expressive. The Milky Way is represented by delicate shell inlay on a background of black lacquer. A minute repeater that was originally developed to inform the time by sound in the darkness offers the original sound inspired by Suiginkutsu, sophisticated accent of Japanese garden. It tells the time with rich yet transparent sound similar to dewdrops falling.
“*Suiginkutsu " – Musical device installed in traditional Japanese gardens, consisting of an upside-down buried bowl with a hole at the top. Water drips through the hole at the top onto a small pool of water inside of the pot, creating a pleasant splashing sound that rings inside of the pot similar to Koto, a traditional Japanese stringed instrument.
|Launch (Projected)||Summer 2018|
|Price (Projected)||JPY800,000 + consumption tax||JPY400,000 + consumption tax|
|Case / Band||Stainless steel / Crocodile||Stainless steel / Crocodile|
|Crystal||Dual spherical sapphire crystal glass (anti-reflective coating*1)|
|Dial||Black lacquer, mother-of-pearl|
|Case Size||Diameter 42.0mm / Thickness 14.0mm (Design specification only)||Diameter 42.5mm / Thickness 15.5mm (Design specification only)|
|Movement||Cal.Y513 / Average precision of -5 ～＋10 seconds per day*2 /
28,800 vibrations per hour (8 vibrations per second)/
Screw-type see-through back / 25 jewels /
Big date calendar / Power reserve indicator /
Second hand stop function
■ Water resistant
|Cal.6762 /Accuracy of ±20 seconds per month / Minute repeater
Perpetual calendar / Alarm 1 and 2 /
Local time / Local time alarm
24-hour display / 2-year battery life
■ Water resistant
- *1. By adding multilayer silicon coating on both sides of sapphire glass, reflection of light over the glass of dial is suppressed and transmittance as 99% is ensured for easiness to see the dial. It also makes hard to get the glass scratched. Moreover, by applying water repellent film over the glass surface, the dirt is prevented, improving durability and antifouling properties.
- *2. Precision is measured in the static state of the movement. Depending on the mechanical characteristics, it may exceed the range of precision depending on the conditions to be used (hours of carrying, watch posture, arm movement, mainspring winding condition, etc.)
<About CITIZEN WATCH>
CITIZEN WATCH, marking its 100th anniversary in 2018, 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 130 countries around the world. Since its founding in 1918, CITIZEN have 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. Sharing this belief, we have made 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-synchronised timekeeping.
- *Clarity coating a registered trademark of Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.
- *The contents are based on the information as of the date of issue of this release. The final design and specifications, product prices and launch timing are subject to change without notice.