Citizen Promaster Eco-drive Altichron Cirrus Watch
by Kyle Stults on August 23, 2013
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Editor’s note:  This article was submitted by Stephanie Potter, Marketing Copywriter at The Watch Hut, the UK’s largest watch website.

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Japanese watch maker Citizen first created its Promaster line of watches back in 1989. One of the flagship models in the Promaster range is the Altichron. Now the company is to update the Altichron with the release of the brand new Eco Drive Altichron Cirrus. This new version of the timepiece will be the most technologically advanced Altichron on the market to date. The watch gets its name from a type of clouds called Cirrus, which have also inspired the case which takes its inspiration from the way the Cirrus cloud is viewed from the ground. This cloud based inspiration is inline with the new redesigned Promaster logo which aims to reflect aspirations towards exploring infinite new worlds inspired by the sky and images of flying high amongst the clouds and up through the atmosphere.

One of the reasons why this version of the Altichron will be so advanced is the fact that the watch is powered by the Eco Drive J280 movement which as well as dispensing with the need for a battery also contains a compass and an altimeter. The case has robust sensors for the electronic compass and altimeter built in, which means that it is capable of making ultra precise measurements regarding the current depth, height and direction of wherever the wearer is in the world.

CITIZEN PROMASTER ECO-DRIVE ALTICHRON-CIRRUS WATCH SIDE

The case is made from titanium and measures 51.1 mm in diameter. The timepiece is also pre-gauged to a height of 10,000 meters which is higher than Mount Everest and a depth of 300 meters below the sea. As this is an analogue watch all the information is presented to the wearer via an analogue screen rather than an LCD screen which is usually used for this kind of watch. When the wearer pushes a button the measurements of depth, height and direction are instantly accessible along with the time. To make all this information easier to read the watch has been designed so that the multi layer hands and dial are all colour coded so that once the wearer is familiar with the code they will be able to read the information quickly and accurately. The colour codes meaning can be found on the buttons on the side of the watch. The buttons are also used to calibrate the watches complications.

The matt black dial features white luminescent hour markers and hands which are encased underneath a sapphire crystal lens which has been given an anti reflective coating to make the dial easy to see in bright light. A date aperture sits at the 3’0 clock position and the strap is made from liquid rubber. The dial is designed to enhance the three dimensional depth of the piece when viewed by the human eye. The floating indexes, hands and dial are all positioned to resemble the earth and sky.

The Cirrus will be available in two styles, either with a polished or matte titanium case and both versions are available with the indexes in either meters or feet and are expected to be available in shops and online worldwide in September from $550.

Citizen Promaster Eco-drive Altichron Cirrus

Japanese watch maker Citizen first created its Promaster line of watches back in 1989. One of the flagship models in the Promaster range is the Altichron. Now the company is to update the Altichron with the release of the brand new Eco Drive Altichron Cirrus. This new version of the timepiece will be the most technologically advanced Altichron on the market to date. The watch gets its name from a type of clouds called Cirrus, which have also inspired the case which takes its inspiration from the way the Cirrus cloud is viewed from the ground. This cloud based inspiration is inline with the new redesigned Promaster logo which aims to reflect aspirations towards exploring infinite new worlds inspired by the sky and images of flying high amongst the clouds and up through the atmosphere.  

One of the reasons why this version of the Altichron will be so advanced is the fact that the watch is powered by the Eco Drive J280 movement which as well as dispensing with the need for a battery also contains a compass and an altimeter. The case has robust sensors for the electronic compass and altimeter built in, which means that it is capable of making ultra precise measurements regarding the current depth, height and direction of wherever the wearer is in the world.  

The case is made from titanium and measures 51.1 mm in diameter. The timepiece is also pre gauged to a height of 10,000 meters which is higher than Mount Everest and a depth of 300 meters below the sea. As this is an analogue watch all the information is presented to the wearer via an analogue screen rather than an LCD screen which is usually used for this kind of watch. When the wearer pushes a button the measurements of depth, height and direction are instantly accessible along with the time. To make all this information easier to read the watch has been designed so that the multi layer hands and dial are all colour coded so that once the wearer is familiar with the code they will be able to read the information quickly and accurately. The colour codes meaning can be found on the buttons on the side of the watch. The buttons are also used to calibrate the watches complications.

The matt black dial features white luminescent hour markers and hands which are encased underneath a sapphire crystal lens which has been given an anti reflective coating to make the dial easy to see in bright light. A date aperture sits at the 3’0 clock position and the strap is made from liquid rubber. The dial is designed to enhance the three dimensional depth of the piece when viewed by the human eye. The floating indexes, hands and dial are all positioned to resemble the earth and sky.  

The Cirrus will be available in two styles, either with a polished or matte titanium case and both versions are available with the indexes in either meters or feet and are expected to be available in shops and online worldwide in September.