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18 March 2024

The origin of CITIZEN is reinterpreted
to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first CITIZEN watch

In 2024, CITIZEN Watch is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first-ever CITIZEN-branded watch - a handwound caliber 16 pocket watch. Every watch created by CITIZEN since 1924 has inherited the same DNA, along with the hope that all CITIZEN watches will be worn and loved by their owners throughout their lives. CITIZEN is now looking toward the next 100 years and the endless possibilities that will facilitate the creation of even better watches. As a symbol of this new beginning, CITIZEN is launching a special hand-wound pocket watch model in Autumn /Winter 2024.

*Price, launch date, and number of pieces may be subject to change.

In 1924, six years after the company was established, CITIZEN launched its first pocket watch into the world. The dial was finished with the brand name CITIZEN, reflecting the hope that CITIZEN watches would be worn and loved by citizens all over the world for many years. Since then, CITIZEN has utilized countless technological innovations to create watches that serve as close companions in the daily lives of people everywhere.

This new 2024 pocket watch is designed to reflect CITIZEN’s path forward for the next 100 years - it pays homage to the classic beauty of the original while also incorporating modern advancements including high accuracy and a lightweight titanium alloy case.

A free-sprung balance wheel is the heart of the watch, delivering high accuracy of -3 to +5 seconds a day. The design of the movement incorporates numerous gentle curves. The bridges have diamondcut edges and the movement features the gentle waves of the Côtes de Genève finish. The advanced movement is contained inside a lightweight titanium alloy case. The watch is both a pleasure to hold and a pleasure to look at - lightweight luxury with a balance that gleams as it rhythmically marks the passage of time.

Since its foundation, CITIZEN has believed that it is always possible to make something better - and now is the time to start doing it. The company prides itself on constantly moving forward in the never-ending pursuit of the essence of the watch. This same dedication and determination was behind the creation of this new pocket watch - a watch that will serve as a close companion to its owner through all of life’s journeys.

Product Features

■ New hand-wound pocket watch that combines classic styling with a lightweight case and a clean, uncluttered look.

A pleasure to hold and a pleasure to look at - lightweight luxury with a balance that gleams as it rhythmically marks the passage of time.

  • ● Cal. 0270 high-accuracy hand-wound movement developed especially for this pocket watch.
    Free-sprung balance wheel delivers high accuracy of -3 to +5 seconds a day.
    Equipped with a Stop Second function.
  • ● The gentle curves of the movement and the distinctive waves of the Côtes de Genève finish can be viewed through the transparent case back.
  • ● Advanced movement with classic styling is contained inside a lightweight titanium alloy case.
  • ● The electroformed dial is finished with a clear coating and polishing that creates an image of time accumulating.
  • ● Simple and intuitive to use with a bow designed for easy maintenance
  • ● Includes a pure Japanese silk braided cord dyed in a unique indigo charcoal color custom-made especially for this limited-edition pocket watch.
  • ● Limited-edition number engraved on the case.

■ Rigorous inspection processes

  • All completed watches undergo 17 days of rigorous in-house inspections. Watches must pass inspections carried out under a range of conditions, including six positions and three temperature levels. An official inspection certificate is included with each watch to certify that it meets CITIZEN’s rigorous in-house standards.

Product Specifications

Brand 100th Anniversary of the first CITIZEN watch Special Limited Edition Pocket Watch
Model NC2990-94A
Launch Autumn/Winter 2024 (scheduled)
Price(projected) USD9,000
Limited quantity 100 (Worldwide)
Case Titanium alloy
Glass Dual spherical sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating
Case diameter / thickness 43.5mm / 13.4mm( design specifications only )
Specifications Cal.0270/ Hand-wound / Accuracy of average −3〜+5 sec/day ※/Running time of approx. 55 hours( when fully wound )/ Frequency :28,800 vph / 18 jewels / Stop Second function
■Water Resist
■Transparent case back(Dual spherical sapphire glass)
■Cal.02 Certificate of Compliance included ■Special Limited Edition Box
  • *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, amount of movement when worn, and the winding of the spring.

<About CITIZEN>

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 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. 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.

  • *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.