CITIZEN SUPER TITANIUM HAKUTO-R – A DIFFERENT TYPE OF SPACE WATCH

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In a big week for space, with one of the world’s richest men launching himself just past the bounds of the Kármán line, and the 52nd anniversary of Apollo 11’s successful moon landing, Citizen has introduced a pair of new watches that highlight their own next-gen space ventures

Inspired by the dark side of the moon, this men’s watch from Citizen was created in partnership with HAKUTO-R, a Japanese lunar exploration project with plans to launch an expedition to the moon. Made with the same Super Titanium™ technology the company will be using to help craft components for the mission, the all-black watch has a unique dial, constructed in several layers — at the base is an inkjet-printed image of the moon itself, followed by a dial base, and then another glossy inkjet-printed coating on top to give the entire thing a three-dimensional look and feel.

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It uses GPS timekeeping with worldwide reception and enables the world’s fastest timekeeping signal reception speed from GPS navigation satellites. Advanced features also include world time in 27 cities (40 time zones), a chronograph, dual time zones, universal coordinated time display, perpetual calendar, as well as daylight savings time, power reserve and light level indicators. The watch also has glitter elements on the dial to evoke space and the stars, and a mother-of-pearl subdial ring with black print completes the look.

Citizen Hakuto R 1

On the back, the HAKUTO-R logo is laser etched for a lasting reminder of this ambitious project and what it hopes to achieve. For anyone who loves space, the moon, or just wants to support those looking to the stars as the next frontier, this is a luxury watch that can’t be missed.

Citizen Hakuto R 4

With HAKUTO-R, a Japanese lunar exploration project with plans to launch an expedition to the moon, Citizen launched a new luxury watch to celebrate its collaboration with the team to provide components crafted from the patented Super Titanium™ technology. It uses GPS timekeeping with worldwide reception and enables the world’s fastest timekeeping signal reception speed from GPS navigation satellites. Advanced features also include world time in 27 cities (40 time zones), a chronograph, dual time zones, universal coordinated time display, perpetual calendar, as well as daylight savings time, power reserve and light level indicators.

Citizen Hakuto R 3

The movement of the watch is the Satellite Wave GPS F950, with additional elements to tie it back to the celestial body, such as an MRK-Gold and black color scheme to evoke the shadow and light of the moon’s surfaces. The subdial is mother-of-pearl and is designed to undulate like the moon’s surface as well, for a striking final design. On the back, the HAKUTO-R lander is printed with inkjet technology and protected with a clear resin, so you can take your passion for the expedition with you everywhere you go. This is a unique watch that will become a favorite piece in every watch collection.

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The CC4016-75LE is the more expensive and more limited of the two watches, coming in at $3,495, and being produced in a run of 1,200 pieces. It’s counterpart, the AT8185-71LE, retails for $2,295, and will be made in an edition of 1,600. More information can be found on Citizen’s website.

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