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May 20, 2020

Citizen Eco-Drive Manago Limited Edition for Japan

Citizen presents the brand-new watch for the Japanese market. This special edition model is equipped with an eco-drive movement with a high precision of ± 5 seconds per year, and uses one of the three major Japanese paper techniques, Tosa Washi, for the dial. The Manago watch is limited to 250 pieces and to be sold only in Japan. 

Citizen Eco-Drive Manago Limited Edition

In addition to the transparency and thinness suitable for photovoltaic power generation Eco-Drive, it features a high-quality dial that combines materials with the unique textures. The white mother-of-pearl is used for the power reserve display that is placed between 9 and 10 o'clock.

Citizen Eco-Drive Manago Limited Edition

The design of this watch is inspired by the poem of Hayashi Kokei. The model name "Manago" comes from the third chapter of "Hamabe" poem. The case and bracelet are made of Super Titanium™ with a bright and beautiful Duratect Platinum it is approximately 40% lighter than stainless steel, and it has the characteristics of being non-allergic to the skin and hard-to-scratch.

In addition, the dark brown crocodile skin strap comes in the set, so one could enjoy a more classical atmosphere by replacing it. The beautifully shining hour and minute hands with multi-faceted indexes and mirror finish have an elegant gold color to ensure visibility.

As a symbol of Citizen's confidence and pride in watchmaking, the golden eagle is placed on the dial at 6 o'clock and on the back of the case. This model has "Duratect Platinum". While using platinum, which is a soft precious metal with a hardness of 50 to 110 Hv, we succeeded in increasing the hardness to 1,000 Hv by special processing. Not only is it hard, but it also has a bright and transparent color tone that makes your wristwatch shine beautifully. (Stainless steel has a Vickers hardness of approximately 200 Hv)

Technical specifications:

Citizen Eco-Drive Manago

Reference: AQ1060-56W

Limited edition of 250 pieces.

Available only through Citizen boutiques in Japan*

Case

  • Material: Super Titanium ™ (Duratect platinum)
  • Diameter: 38.3mm
  • Thickness: 12.2mm
  • Water resistant to 100 meters

Dial 

  • Tosa Washi (traditional Japanese paper technique)

Movement

  • Citizen Cal.A010 
  • Photovoltaic Eco-Drive of approximately 1.5 years charge (when fully charged and power save mode is activated)

Functions

  • Hours, minute, seconds, date
  • Seconds hand stop function
  • Quick date correction function
  • Perpetual calendar (eliminates the need to correct end-of-month calendars such as leap years until February 28, 2100)
  • Automatic hands correction function
  • 0:00 just calendar update function
  • Time difference setting function
  • Power reserve function

Strap and buckle

  • Super Titanium ™ (Duratect platinum) bracelet 
  • Brown alligator strap with Super Titanium ™ clasp

MSRP 

  • ¥400'000 yen before taxes (EUR 3'400)
  • ¥440'000 yen including taxes (EUR 3'740)

The Eco-Drive Manago watch comes with a special edition box set and 10-year warranty when registered at "Citizen Owner's Club".

* The list of Citizen boutiques this watch will be sold from to be found here

All basic information taken from my Japanese colleagues at watch-media-online.com 

Thank you guys, it is always a pleasure to learn about special and unique watches in Japan. 

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