The Citizen Watch Group encompasses six unique brands: CITIZEN, Bulova, Arnold & Son, Frederique Constant, Alpina and CAMPANOLA-each proclaiming its individual achievements in innovative style and technology, which they have cultivated throughout their respective histories. By celebrating time, which includes understanding and acknowledging the time each brand has invested to reach this moment, we believe together as a group, we are better equipped to pioneer the next great advancements in the world of watches.
This year at Baselworld 2018, Citizen Watch Group is pleased to introduce the new Time Theatre, created under this year's corporate theme, "We Celebrate Time." The Time Theatre is open to the public and is a place where we hope people can gather and honor the special moments in their lives, from the past to present, as well as gaze into the future and the many amazing experiences that have yet to be realized. The Time Theatre also showcases the latest watches by Citizen Watch Group brands for those who share a common passion for distinguished design and craftsmanship in watchmaking.
In 2018, CITIZEN is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and throughout our existence we have continually sought to define the meaning of "time." Whether it's an accumulation of seconds, minutes and hours, all accounted for on our wristwatches-or perhaps the very stream of our lives, "time," it can be interpreted simply as a series of momentary events that occur. Time truly is precious, so the tools to measure and communicate time must be accurate, and CITIZEN's unwavering mission and pursuit for accuracy has continued since its founding in 1918.
We are also proud this year to announce the "Cal.0100," the world's first light-powered Eco-Drive movement to deliver an accuracy within ± 1 second a year. The Cal.0100 is completely self-sustainable, relying only on a light source and the mechanics of its internal movement to deliver precise timekeeping, autonomously and continuously. The technology allows us a more efficient and honest appraisal of time, and with it, the ability to better manage time and enjoy the precious moments of our life.
Please join us as "We Celebrate Time" at CITIZEN's Time Theatre, where we will be displaying a number of innovative new products by CITIZEN, Bulova and other Group brands. We thank you for your continued patronage and support, as we set forth into the next 100 years at Citizen Watch Group, and continue our pursuit of excellence while pushing the possibilities of watchmaking design and technology.
Toshio TokuraPresident and CEO Citizen Watch Co.,Ltd
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 five 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, "Eco-Drive" with its light-powered technology, and "Moon Phase" featuring a display of the lunar cycle.
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 27 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.