New limited-edition Caliber 0200 mechanical model inspired by Japanese armor

CITIZEN’s The CITIZEN models provide superior precision and high quality, symbolizing the company’s never-ending pursuit of the essence of the watch. A new release from our The CITIZEN brand is a mechanical model with details inspired by Japanese armor. This unique, limited-edition model is equipped with the high-accuracy Caliber 0200 mechanical movement, developed entirely in-house by CITIZEN.

The CITIZEN Limited-Edition Caliber 0200 Mechanical Model
limited edition of 90 pieces worldwide

This new model is powered by a Caliber 0200 mechanical movement, developed entirely in-house by CITIZEN, and features design elements inspired by Japanese armor. Japanese armor protected warriors in battle, but their unique designs were also used to express the individuality of the wearer.

This model has a stainless steel case with a brushed finish featuring a beautiful black bezel made from zirconia ceramic, a material known for its durability and hardness. Electroforming was used to give the dial a hammer tone finish with indentations reminiscent of hammered metal. The band is made from Himeji Kurozan leather. Himeji Kurozan leather, also known as “black diamond leather,” is created using a method that fuses traditional tanning and lacquering techniques, giving cow leather a lustrous finish that brings to mind the glitter of countless diamond fragments. The process is carried out by hand, and involves repeatedly applying lacquer to the grain side and drying the leather to give it volume and a deep luster. The unique textures of the monochrome elements of this special model create an eye-catching contrast, providing an appealing look that is inspired by the functionality and decorative aspects of Japanese armor.

The Caliber 0200 movement combines both aesthetic appeal and an average daily accuracy of -3 to +5 seconds, exceeding the chronometer standard for accuracy, and it has a free-sprung balance wheel to ensure greater accuracy in the long-term. The beautiful finishing was made possible by the combined skills and know-how of CITIZEN and our Swiss group company Manufacture La Joux-Perret S.A.

The transparent case back reveals the 22 karat gold rotor, and an eagle mark - the symbol of The CITIZEN - can be found on the dial. The eagle mark symbolizes the twin ideals of The CITIZEN - foresight and dedication to the pursuit of ideals as well as the enduring connection between watch and wearer.

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Product Features

· Solid case and dial inspired by Japanese armor
The deep black zirconia ceramic bezel has superior durability and hardness as well as a brushed finish on the surface. It contrasts beautifully with the brushed and mirror finishes on the case. The combination of these design elements with the electroformed hammer tone finish on the dial creates a solid, formidable impression, much like traditional Japanese armor.

· ”Black diamond” Himeji Kurozan leather strap
The Himeji Kurozan leather strap has a lustrous finish that brings to mind the glitter of countless diamond fragments. The leather has a deep, black luster and volume created by repeatedly lacquering and drying the leather by hand. The unique textures of the monochrome elements create an eye- catching contrast, providing an appealing look bringing to mind the functionality and intricate decorations of Japanese armor.

· Powered by a high-accuracy Caliber 0200 mechanical movement
The Caliber 0200 movement combines both aesthetic appeal and functionality with an average daily accuracy of -3 to +5 seconds, exceeding the chronometer standard for accuracy.
The movement is finished using decorative techniques that combine the know-how of CITIZEN and Manufacture La Joux-Perret.
The transparent case back showcases the movement with its 22 karat gold rotor, exclusive to this limited edition model.

The specially designed movements in The CITIZEN watches incorporate all of CITIZEN’s know-how and technology, and their assembly requires incredible skill. The manufacturing of this mechanical model is carried out completely in-house at CITIZEN, from the movement to the finishing of the watch, and each watch is hand-assembled by our team of highly skilled watchmaking meisters.

Product Specifications

BrandThe CITIZEN / Mechanical model Caliber 0200
LaunchAutumn/Winter 2022 (scheduled)
Limited quantity90 (Worldwide)
Case / BandStainless steel (Bezel: zirconia ceramic)/ Lacquered cowhide leather (Himeji Kurozan leather)
GlassSapphire glass with anti-reflective coating
Case diameter / thickness40.0mm / 10.9mm( design specification only )
SpecificationsCal.0200/ Automatic & Manual winding / Accuracy of average -3 to +5sec per day / Running time of approx. 60 hours when fully wound/ Frequency: 28,800 vph / 26 jewels /W.R. 5 BAR / Transparent case back / Cal.0200 Certificate of Compliance included
*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, wrist movement, and the winding of the spring.)

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CITIZEN WATCH 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 140 countries and regions 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. Based this belief, we have created 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-synchronized timekeeping.

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Related Information

· A mechanical watch in pursuit of the essence of the wristwatch
Since its foundation in 1918, CITIZEN has dedicated itself to producing high quality, reliable, and practical wristwatches. The CITIZEN watches, which made their debut in 1995, were designed based on four ideals to reflect CITIZEN’s pursuit of the essence of the watch – ideal accuracy, ideal quality, ideal design, and reliability
With high accuracy, high quality, and superior aesthetic appeal, this new addition to CITIZEN’s mechanical watch line-up was designed to inspire a feeling of fulfilment and satisfaction just by wearing it - the perfect partner for every lifestyle.

About the high-accuracy Caliber 0200 mechanical movement
· A new movement, a new fusion of Japanese and Swiss watchmaking cultures In 2012, we welcomed La Joux-Perret to the Citizen Watch Group with a view to developing new mechanical watches. The new Cal. 0200 movement was produced through the close collaboration and technical exchange made possible by this merger. CITIZEN carries out all design and assembly in-house, and this time, we were also able to make the most of the wide range of decorative finishing techniques utilized by La Joux-Perret. This new automatic mechanical movement was created as an innovative fusion of Japanese and Swiss watchmaking cultures.

· The new Cal. 0200 Movement – Accuracy and aesthetic appeal
CITIZEN’s predecessor, the Shokosha Watch Research Institute, was established in 1918 with the aim of producing quality watches to match the prestigious timepieces that were being imported into Japan at the time. After six years of perseverance, the first-ever CITIZEN watch - the Caliber 16 pocket watch - was born, combining both aesthetic appeal and practicality.

In the same way, the new Cal. 0200 also combines a high level of accuracy and aesthetic appeal. Using the latest in advanced watchmaking technologies, this movement was designed to exceed the Chronometer standard (ISO 3159) benchmark for timekeeping accuracy, achieving an average daily accuracy of -3 to +5 seconds. The movement also features a free-sprung balance wheel, making it highly shock resistant as well as resistant to wear over time. Watches with free-sprung balance wheels are known for their ability to maintain stability of rate over time. The layout showcases the layered wheels of the movement and shows each of the watch components to advantage. Every component is finished to the highest of standards, enhancing the overall beauty of the movement.

· High precision components, aesthetic appeal, and high-accuracy timekeeping
A free sprung-balance wheel is used to achieve high timekeeping accuracy and ensure the stability of rate over time. But the components needed to achieve this level of accuracy require an extremely high level of precision during manufacturing. CITIZEN developed a completely new manufacturing process for the balance wheel to ensure the necessary precision during processing and the exceptional beauty of the finished product. The LIGA fabrication process*1 was used for the escapement to achieve superior precision. This movement is the product of CITIZEN’s knowledge and know-how acquired from decades of experience producing components for Eco-Drive*2 movements.

Before attaching the bracelet, completed watches undergo rigorous in-house testing over a total of 17 days to ensure superior performance. Testing is carried out under various conditions, including testing at six positions and three temperature levels. A Certificate of Compliance is included with each watch to certify that it has met all of CITIZEN’s extremely high standards.

· A new gear train and detailed finishing for the ultimate in functional beauty
The design of the Cal. 0200 movement showcases the aesthetic appeal and exceptional finishing of each component. The decorative finishing of all gear train components including the oscillating weight, the main plate, and the bridges, is made possible thanks to the combined know-how and experience of CITIZEN and La Joux-Perret. The bridges have a satinage finish comprised of a multitude of hairlines that create a delicate lustre. The detailed diamond-cut finish on the edges also provide a striking contrast of finishes, producing depth and visual appeal.

* The LIGA fabrication process is a processing technology using photolithography and electrocasting, suitable for manufacturing of ultra-precise parts and microstructure parts.