You probably know by now that we love geeky gadgety watches here at Winderz. Hence this Citizen Satellite Eco-Drive definitely grabs our attention: and not just because of its bright green flashes!
Eschewing the more traditional atomic radio method of ensuring the most accurate time, the Satellite Eco-Drive communicates via, yes, Satellite to ensure the watch is always spot-on.
The downside of this method is that you’ll need a good path to the satellite to ensure clear reception, meaning getting an update whilst indoors might be a challenge (a’lah GPS). However, the significant upside over atomic clocks is that this system works pretty much globally (where we are, in Australia for example, you’re currently out of luck in trying to sync with atomic clocks).
Continuing the space-agey theme, Citizen are tying the release of this watch to the movie Appleseed XIII, where it appears in animated form. See the promo video embedded below.
Slated to cost around $3000 when released later this year, the case will be in steel and ceramic. The crystal is also sapphire while the case is water resistant to 100 meters.
Inside the watch is a Citizen Eco-Drive calibre H990 quartz movement that offers the time, satellite syncing all over the world, a perpetual calendar, second timezone, and world time.
Very cool indeed!