CITIZEN Eco-Drive Bluetooth W410, to be launched September 14th, was worn during the U.S. Open final match Naomi Osaka won her first Grand Slam title
Eco-Drive Bluetooth BZ4006-01E
Naomi Osaka wore in the U.S. Open 2018
80,000 Yen (+tax)
Naomi Osaka, signed as the new brand ambassador of CITIZEN, headed into this year’s US Open and took home her first major victory in her pro career with her defeat over Serena Williams. Winning 6-2, 6-4 in a highly exciting yet controversial match, Osaka became the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam final.
“We are thrilled to have Naomi as part of the CITIZEN Watch family and congratulate her first time Grand Slam title,” said Toshio Tokura, CEO of Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. “Her mother bought her a Citizen watch to commemorate her first international tournament. We presented Naomi with the new Citizen Eco-Drive Bluetooth watch to celebrate our new relationship with her right before the start of the U.S. Open Tournament. She wore the watch while playing in each match leading up to and including the final match. What an extraordinary moment in our 100-Year history to be able to have shared this special moment in time when Naomi won her first Grand Slam title. Citizen will continue to support Naomi while she set her eyes and future success.”
Under the brand statement “Better Starts Now,” which encapsulates the belief that 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, CITIZEN embarks on a new pivotal brand initiative since its foundation a hundred years ago in 1918.
In the same spirit of striving to become ever better, tennis professional Naomi Osaka is the ideal “Better Starts Now” symbol to demonstrate an uncompromising drive to become the top of her game worldwide without the pretension that sometimes comes with fame and accomplishment. CITIZEN continues to support athletes of various sports from figure skating, table tennis to rugby, who represent not only Japan but other countries as well, in their pursuit of sports excellence. This integral spirit of always striving to improve befittingly aligns with the company’s deep-rooted philosophy of constant innovation as a true manufacture d’horlogerie throughout all phases of manufacturing from design and production of movement components to the watch’s final assembly.
Osaka wears Eco-Drive Bluetooth W410, combining connected features such as smartphone call or text notifications with the style and precision of fine analog timepieces. CITIZEN will launch a full collection of Bluetooth models in a variety of cases sizes for men and women on September 14, 2018 all utilizing this same watch movement.
|Comments from Naomi Osaka
“I am delighted to be a part of the auspicious team of CITIZEN brand ambassadors,” says Naomi. “Better Starts Now fits perfectly with my philosophy of taking on new challenges to reach the top of the world as a tennis sport representative. I hope my CITIZEN watch becomes a personal lucky charm from now on.”
Naomi Osaka continues to advance in the sport, challenging top players from around the world. As a young and energetic professional, she has a prominent future ahead, which makes her an ideal partner for CITIZEN’s “Better Starts Now” brand communication. For further information about Naomi as our brand ambassador, please visit the promotional website.
About Naomi Osaka
Born on October 16, 1997 in Osaka, Japan to a Haitian father and a Japanese mother. Moved to the U.S. at the age of three and currently resides in Florida. Started tennis taught by her farther, joined the International Tennis Federation (ITF) tournaments at the age of fourteen, and turned professional in 2013. Qualified for the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tour championship in July of 2014 at the Bank of the West Classic for the first time. In January 2016, at the Australian Open, qualified to enter her first Grand Slam, rolling into the third round and achieved into the top 100 of the WTA rankings. In the same year, reached the third round of the French Open and US Open as well. In October 2016, at the Toray Pan Pacific Open, reached her first WTA final and moved into the top 40 of WTA rankings. Won “Newcomer of the Year” at the 2016 WTA Awards, an award given to the player who made the biggest breakthrough. In March of 2018, became the first Japanese woman to win the Indian Wells Masters in California, U.S., also known as BNP Paris Open — the Premier Mandatory category — widely considered the second biggest event in tennis, right behind the Grand Slam, joining the ranks of worldwide top players. In September 2018, she won the U.S. Open Women‘s Singles as her first Grand Slam title, which is very first for all Asian tennis players. A must-watch up-and-coming player with a powerful serve, Naomi takes advantage of her 180cm height and forceful forehand. Ranked as No. 7 in the tennis world as of September 10, 2018.
Eco-Drive Bluetooth for unisex features new W410 world’s smallest and thinnest Eco-Drive Bluetooth
movement and Suepr Titanium.
1. Eco-Drive light-powered technology
2. Notifications of incoming calls, emails, and SNS messages via sound and hand movement
3. Smartphone search
4. Alarm (up to three time settings)
5. Date and time synchronization
- Offers 15 different original sounds exclusively prepared for the W410 model.
Simple dial design with a touch of retro feel shows functions as icons rather than words.
Official CITIZEN app
User interface features white background for better readability and a power reserve indicator.
Connection indicator shows the state of the connection with the wearer’s smartphone.
|Launch (Projected)||Autumn 2018|
|Case / Band||Super Titanium™ with Duratect DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) (Duratect Gold for bezel) / Urethane|
|Crystal||Sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating|
|Case Size||Diameter 40.5mm / Thickness 10.68mm (Design specification only)|
|Movement||Cal. W410 /Accuracy of ±15 seconds per month (without time signal reception) / Eco-Drive: Running for 12 months (4 years with power save function) / Bluetooth® (Call, E-mail, SNS notification) / Alarm / Phone search / Time sync / Light-Level Indicator / Perpetual Calender / W.R. 5 BAR|
<About CITIZEN WATCH>
CITIZEN WATCH, marked 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 propriety light-powered Eco-Drive technologyand state-of-the-art satellite-synchronised timekeeping