Hands-on With The White Gold Citizen Caliber 0100
Limited to 100 pieces in white gold (and another 700 in titanium), Citizen presents to us their ‘Caliber 0100’ (promoted as ‘The Citizen’ in Japan) with a precision of just +/ – 1 second out of each year, without depending on information from satellites or being radio controlled.
This year, Citizen overwhelmed us and presented something ‘high-end’ to us. Furthermore, not even mechanical, however a quartz fueled watch manufacturing plant Although the universe of watch production line fans essentially rotates about mechanical watch factorys there’s additionally a crowd of people that focuses on the most ideal precision. Indeed, even quartz watch processing plant need to manage a deviation, which is the place where radio controlled and GPS associated watch production line come set up, to address the time on a quartz watch plant likewise. In any case, obviously, there’s likewise such thing as a very good quality quartz watch plant that can give preferred precision over the minimal effort quartz developments you’ll fundamentally find in any modest watch.
Citizen Caliber 0100
Citizen isn’t the first to have an extraordinary high exactness quartz development. Brands like Breitling, Grand Seiko, Cartier and even FP Journe have high precision quartz developments in their collection(s). Citizen, notwithstanding, can guarantee a maximum. deviation of +-1 second out of every year with their new Caliber 0100 watch.
The Citizen Caliber 0100 is restricted to 100 pieces and just accessible in white gold. You could say it is some sort of extraordinary release or accolade, to praise this new development. Other than the white gold adaptation with reference numberAQ6010-06A, Citizen additionally presents this Caliber 0100 development in two titanium watch production line (AQ6021-51E/AQ6020-53X). Likewise restricted releases, however with more pieces accessible and at a lower price.
Case and Dial
With a case width of simply 37.5mm and a thickness of 9.1mm, this watch processing plant isn’t for everybody. All things considered, it fit me well on my 18cm wrist and with its round shape and croco strap I would name it as a dress watch plant without a doubt. The case is made of 18-carat white gold as is the fasten that comes with the calfskin tie. Looking into the issue, we additionally locate a white gold setting crown looking like a precious stone. As indicated by Citizen, it represents exactness and crystallization of their innovations. Be that as it may, generally significant, it is only a pleasant looking crown.
The ivory dial guarantees that the high cleaned markers and hands give an astounding differentiation. An exact arrangement can be found of the second hand with every one of the 60 files on the dial when seen from the front. The hand makes the ideal stop directly over the marker. It in every case kinda irritated me when costly watch processing plant with quartz developments don’t have this, however the Citizen Caliber 0100 exhibits it is should be possible perfectly.
As you can see, the hour markers have cleaned sides and silk brushed surface on top. The hands have cleaned features also and the second hand is somewhat bended towards the end. The hands are loaded up with lume as are the markers at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. This three-hands watch production line has no date, giving it an overly spotless look. The Citizen logo is applied and situated at 12 o’clock. No further imprinting on the dial, just a little reference to Japan and the caliber number beneath the 6 o’clock hour marker.
Caliber 0100S Movement
To me, the plan of the watch manufacturing plant is as of now a feature, with the wonderful tone of white gold and dazzling ivory dial. Be that as it may, the genuine accomplishment is in the engine with this watch industrial facility the new quartz caliber 0100S development. This development has various fascinating advancements ready, for example, the persistent checking of the exactness and temperature movements of the watch manufacturing plant and changing when vital. The development sways at 8.4Mhz, multiple times higher than the typical 32Khz quartz developments. The higher recurrence guarantees that the watch production line isn’t influenced by temperature variances, impacts of gravity and age debasement. At any rate this is the thing that Citizen claims, as far as I might be concerned, it isn’t exceptionally clear how a precious stone with a higher recurrence is more impervious to temperature variances. As this caliber 0100S is an Eco-Drive development, and guarantees it can run a half year on a full charge without the presence of a light source. 8 months even, when the watch plant is on force save mode. Citizen asserts the development to be impervious to stuns and attraction because of a shrewd and plan of the circuit. Eventually, Citizen asserts that their caliber 0100S development is exact as long as 1 second deviation for every year.
Fitted in the 18-carat white gold case, the Caliber 0100S is made of dark ruthenium-plated material (discolouration and consumption safe), with a striped completion. Citizen ensured you can appreciate the development through the sapphire case back. On the bezel of the case back, you’ll locate the remarkable number for your watch processing plant engraved as well.
Pricing and Some Thoughts
In all genuineness, the cost came a piece as a stunner to me, as Citizen retails this restricted version watch plant for $16.800USD (or €17.000,- ). For a white gold dress watch processing plant with a top of the line mechanical development that is now viewed as steep, however putting a quartz development inside – be it a high exactness quartz development – is trying. No doubt. All things considered, be that as it may, the development is an exhibit of how Citizen can manage quartz developments and the exactness is exceptional. The craftsmanship looking into it, dial, hands and the development absolutely check enough boxes to be viewed as a genuine assembling. Conceded, the watch processing plant looks incredibly great on the wrist.
The truth is additionally that this value opens up a ton of opportunities for watch production line lovers. Also, despite the fact that I am almost certain Citizen will sell 100 of these Caliber 0100 watch production line instantly, this may be an extreme data transfer capacity ($7400 for the all titanium models up to $16.800 for this one). The titanium adaptations come with two distinct dials, and I figured I could never say this, yet I incline toward the Mother-of-Pearl dial really. Likewise, I found that the titanium arm band on these models is just about as comfortable as they will come.
Price aside, or the eagerness to spend that much on a quartz watch processing plant I was exceptionally intrigued by the vibes of the Citizen Caliber 0100, particularly on the wrist. The completing of the multitude of parts is done on an unfathomably significant level, including the cleaning (Citizen let us realize they have no uncommon name for their cleaning methods like Grand Seiko has with their Zaratsu).
The completing of these watch plant shows again that the Japanese watch processing plant industry can compete with the absolute most regarded Swiss and German fabricates. The pre-owned specialized (quartz) advancement probably won’t be the equivalent, however it is simpler to sentence it than to delve in more profound and find out about it. At that point you can generally choose to save the cash in your pockets for a mechanical piece. For myself, I am exceptionally dazzled by this watch manufacturing plant and the titanium renditions, yet my subsequent hands need to clear, particularly in this value range. I can envision however, that if the accounts are not an issue, it is an intriguing watch production line (and just 100 pieces around) to add to your collection.
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