Every year the top watch manufacturers bring out their latest toys and gadgets, and showcase the best efforts their designers can come up with. And yet, year on year, there are models and designs that stay with us; tried and tested pieces that never fail to impress.
Citizen watches bringing an air of sophistication and elegance with a proven attention to detail to even the most casual of watches. Here’s some of our favourites for the upcoming year …
Citizen Proximity Bluetooth Eco-Drive Men's Watch BZ1005-51E
Summary: Classy looking Bluetooth watch, with easy to read dial.
Material: Stainless Steel with improved matte black PVD Plating, Hardened mineral glass.
Style: Dress, Casual, Evening wear.
Citizen’s new take on their original Bluetooth connected smartwatch is leaps and bounds above the previous attempt. I’ve found nothing in the 2017 collection from them that offers so much suave sophistication in such a way. The Proximity BZ1005-51E is wonderful to look at and sublime to the feel on the wrist. When paired with the Citizen Bluetooth Watch app, this piece is transformed; the time, date, and alarm can all be set from the watch. The watch is able to alert you to incoming emails, and the Phone Finder feature is enabled allowing you to locate your phone whether is down the back of the couch, or hanging up in your jacket
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Citizen Paradex Blue Dial Rose Gold Watch BU3013-53L
Summary: Stylish Rose Gold watch with striking blue dial.
Material: Stainless Steel, Mineral Glass.
Style: Dress, Evening wear.
The Paradex line are a collection of truly exquisite pieces. With a unique design style and a myriad of colours, each one tell its own story. The BU3013-53L in particular, with the deep blue dial and rich rose gold tone colouring, is sure to provide a comfortable fit suiting any style. The perfect contrast between the blue and rose gold gives a regal effect with truly premium feel. The case and bracelet are PVD plated for a long lasting finish, while the sunray patterned blue dial features dual complications for date and 24 hour display.Read More
Citizen Radio Controlled Titanium Watch AT4011-57L
Summary: Super light and super tough watch, perfect for people on the go.
Material: Super Titanium, Sapphire Crystal Glass.
Style: Professional, Sports, Casual, Dress, Evening wear.
The AT4011-57L is a light-weight Titanium watch with a Duratect finish. With a sapphire crystal (scratch resistant) lens, this watch’s durability is second to none. The Radio-Controlled feature provides accurate time keeping and synchronised time adjustment, which is available in 5 time zones. The Perpetual Calendar feature ensures the correct date is shown without the user having to figure out what month it is, or when it’s a leap year. A watch that has all the features perfect for someone with a busy lifestyle.Read More
Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Blue Dial Watch CA0621-05L
Summary: Contrasting and unique dial with comfortable leather strap.
Material: Stainless Steel, Mineral Glass and Leather Strap.
Style: Casual wear.
A contrasting black and blue dial in a stainless-steel case with a classic stitched brown leather strap, a piece that works for almost any occasion. The split chronograph complications clearly display 1/5th seconds up to 60 minutes, while the 9 o’clock sub-dial displays the current 24-hour time. Although a slightly utilitarian design, this is a stunning watch, the comfort backed strap and Eco-Drive solar power you’ll never be left wanting.Read More
Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Power Reserve Watch AW7039-01H
Summary: Robust, vintage style piece with taupe colour dial
Material: Stainless Steel, Mineral Glass, Leather Strap.
Style: Vintage, Casual wear.
Now this one is a little different from the rest of the collection. For a start, this robust styled piece comes fitted with a Zulu strap (think NATO strap, but leather), and I kid you not, the comfort of a good leather Zulu strap is almost immeasurable. The dial has a rather unique design, finished in an earthy pale green with orange accents; while odd to some, it’s a wonder to see in person. The cyclops date magnifier and the added power reserve indicator between the 7 and 8 o’clock positions finish of the watch perfectly, simultaneously adding a couple of extra useful features.Read More
Citizen Men's Shadowhawk Eco-Drive Chronograph Watch CA4176-55E
Summary: Men’s Shadowhawk with stylish patterned dial and two tone case.
Material: Stainless Steel, Non-Reflective Mineral Glass.
Style: Casual, Professional, Evening Wear.
This particular Shadowhawk piece is all about the looks. From the striking pattern on the dial, to the painstakingly brushed and polished section to each link of the bracelet. Only the best attention to detail has been put into the design of the CA4176-55E. Featuring a two-tone gold and stainless steel case and bracelet with a fold-over clasp including a security closure, the watch feels as good as it looks.Read More
Citizen Promaster Navihawk GPS Satellite Wave Watch CC9030-51E
Summary: Promaster Navihawk with GPS satellite with attractive green detailing.
Material: Stainless steel, Anti-reflective Sapphire Crystal Glass.
Style: Sports, Professional, Casual Wear.
Of anything in this list, the Satellite Wave is the most function packed for the most accurate timepiece possible. GPS controlled watches have two tandem functions, both the GPS controlled times feature, and a Radio-Controlled fall-back. The idea being if you’re not on the surface of the planet, where you’re in full view of at least 4 Middle Earth Orbit Satellites at any one time, the watch will automatically fall back to Radio-Control to ensure the correct time is always shown. Pretty nifty, really. Solar powered as all Eco-Drive watches are, and with a build quality and design that’s made to last. Read More
Citizen Stiletto Super Thin Eco-drive Men's Black Bracelet Watch AR3015-53E
Summary: Black on black super thin Stiletto Eco-Drive watch.
Material: Stainless Steel, Sapphire Crystal Glass.
Style: Professional, Evening Wear.
One of the thinnest solar powered watches ever made, coming in at just 5mm thick, this watch exudes poise and class almost exclusive to this Stiletto series. The perfectly coordinated black on black makes for an exquisitely styled piece that’s difficult to match. The precision machined and PVD black plated case and bracelet with the Sapphire crystal lens create a striking piece that’s perfect for almost any style or occasion. Read More
Citizen Limited Edition Royal Marines Commandos Watch BN0147-57E
Summary: Limited edition Royal Marine’s divers watch with easy to read dial.
Material: Titanium, Sapphire Crystal Glass.
Style: Sports, Casual, Professional, Evening Wear.
Now, this one’s a Limited Edition Royal Marine Commandos’ piece, so may not be available for too long; but it’s one of my favourite watches going. The DLC (Diamond Like Coating) black colouring of the Super Titanium is to die for, and the green and blue luminescence and glare-resistant Sapphire glass is almost unparalleled. Add in the ISO certified 300 metres water resistance and you have an almost Perfect diver’s watch. The design and feel of this model is unlike anything else from Citizen, and for that, well deserves the place on the top 2017 list.Read More
Citizen Red Arrows Skyhawk AT Titanium Men's Watch JY0110-55E
Summary: Titanium Military theme watch with striking detailed dial.
Material: Titanium, Non-Reflective Mineral Glass.
Style: Sports, Casual, Professional, Evening Wear.
Keeping to the British Military theme, the Royal Air Force Red Arrows edition JY0110-55E is an absolutely amazing piece to behold. From the precision machined Super Titanium bracelet and enamelled case back, to the impeccable detail on the dial, this is a sheer testament to the levels to which Citizen can take their design capabilities. Built with Pilots in mind, the watch features a rotating pilots’ slide rule, an instrument panel designed layout for the complications, and includes the ever present Radio Control and solar abilities, when coupled with the World Time function for over 40 cities across 24 time-zones, this watch is the epitome of “wherever, whenever”.Read More