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11/25/2015
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New CITIZEN SATELLITE WAVE -GPS Models with world’s thinnest*1 watch case and fastest*2 signal recep
New CITIZEN SATELLITE WAVE -GPS Models with world’s thinnest*1 watch case and fastest*2 signal reception speed

CITIZEN is pleased to announce the launch of new models fromSATELLITE WAVE -GPS category*3. All feature the world’s fastest satellite signal reception speed — as fast as 3 seconds.

In 2011, CITIZEN launched Eco-Drive*4 SATELLITE WAVE, the world’s first watch which sync with GPS satellites in space to display accurate time anywhere in the world. Since then, CITIZEN have continued the pursuit of improved sensitivity and faster signal reception speed, holding onto the title of developer of the world’s fastest satellite-synchronised watch. New models launched as SATELLITE WAVE -GPS models in 2015 receive position data in addition to time signals. This allows the watches to recognise the user’s current time zone and automatically update the time and date accordingly.

The enhanced lineupsare four new SATELLITE WAVE -GPS (WORLDTIME models) with an elegant, classically simple and intuitive design anda new SATELLITE WAVE -GPS (WORLDTIME MULTIFUNCTION model) which offer various advanced functions, including Dual Time Display and chronograph. Both models feature very fast movement of the hands — taking less than two seconds to move forward one hour (with a WORLDTIME MULTIFUNCTION model) — as well as the world’s thinnest watch case (12.5mm for WORLDTIME models and 13.1mm for a WORLDTIME MULTIFUNCTION model). These new watches achieve both speedy operation and better wearing comfort. They also deliver accuracy within ±5 seconds per a month even when not receiving time signals from space — the same accuracy as CITIZEN’s highest-quality quartz movement.

*1, *2: As of May 2015,for a light-powered GPS satellite-synchronised watch (WORLDTIME models) / a multifunctional light-powered GPS satellite-synchronised watch (WORLDTIME MULTIFUNCTION model), according to research by CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD.

*3: light-powered GPS satellite-synchronised watch that receiveposition data and time signals sent by GPS satellites from space — orbiting 20,000kilometres above the Earth — bringing ultra-precise timekeeping to wherever people are on the face of the globe.

*4: Eco-Drive is CITIZEN’s proprietary technology that powers watches using any natural or artificial light source, eliminating the need to replace batteries. Watch industry-first certified as an Eco Mark product in Japan.

Left: SATELLITE WAVE -GPS WORLDTIME MULTIFUNCTION model (CC9015-54E)
Right: SATELLITE WAVE -GPSWORLDTIME model (CC3005-51E)
Features of SATELLITE WAVE -GPS (WORLD TIME models)

Satellite Wave automatically corrects time and date by receiving position data and time signals from GPS satellites

WORLDTIME models receiveposition data and time signals sent by GPS satellites orbiting 20,000 kilometres above the Earth’s surface. It automatically analyses the time zone where the watch is located at the moment and corrects the time and date accordingly. It takes as fast as 3 seconds to capture only a time signal, and minimum 30 seconds to receive the both position data and time signal.

Easy-to-use World Time with high-speed performance

World Time function covers 40 time zonesand instantlychanges the time and date with simple step. In addition, WORLDTIME models accommodate different motors for the hour and minute hands, so it takes as fast as one second to correct a one-hour time difference.

Light-Level Indicator to detect the light

A Light-Level Indicator installed on the right side of the dial detects and displays the intensityof light striking the dial (which generates electricity to run the watch) in seven levels, allowing wearers to easily gauge the charge level in any given situation.

World’s thinnest SATELLITE WAVE -GPS watch

Ref. CC3005-51E CC3000-54L CC3004-53A CC3000-03E
Case material Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Band Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Leather
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Dial color Black Dark Blue White Black
Crystal Sapphire
Water Resistance WR 100
Case
diameter/thickness
43.5mm / 12.5mm
Movement Cal.F150 (Eco-Drive) / Accuracy of ± 5 seconds per a month (when not receiving signals) / Satellite Timekeeping System (Reception Area: Worldwide) / World Time in 40 Cities / Power save function*5/ 7-year continuous operation when fully charged (when power save function in operation) / Light-Level Indicator / Power reserve indicator*6 / Perpetual Calendar*7

*5 Power save function: Automatically stops the hand movement when light is not available to power the watch in darkness. When light is available again, the watch automatically corrects the time and starts working.

*6 Power reserve indicator: Displays the remaining power of the secondary battery used for Eco-Drive.

*7 Perpetual Calendar: Automatically corrects the calendar for leap years until February 28 of 2100.

Features of SATELLITE WAVE -GPS (WORLD TIME MULTIFUNCTION model)

Satellite Wave automatically corrects time and date by receiving position data and time signals from GPS satellites

WORLDTIME models receiveposition data and time signals sent by GPS satellites orbiting 20,000 kilometres above the Earth’s surface. It automatically analyses the time zone where the watch is located at the moment and corrects the time and date accordingly. It takes as fast as 3 seconds to capture only a time signal, and minimum 30 seconds to receive the both position data and time signal.

High-speed twin-coil motor for quick time correction

A twin-coil motor specifically designed for multifunction watches accomplish the high-speed for time correction that matches the speedy reception of time signals from space. It delivers very fast spinning in both normal and reverse rotations (reverse rotation is generally slower than normal rotation). As a result, it takes only two seconds to correct a one-hour time difference.

Easy-to-use Dual Time Display

Dual Time Display not only makes it easy to display the time and date of the current time zone but also makes it possible to show the time in two different world time zones simultaneously. Wearers can easily switch between home time and local time (at 6 o’clock position) through instant and intuitive operation. Forty time zones are available.

Light-Level Indicator to detect the light

A Light-Level Indicator installed on the right side of the dial detects and displays the intensityof light striking the dial (which generates electricity to run the watch) in seven levels, allowing wearers to easily gauge the charge level in any given situation.

World’s thinnest Super Titanium™ watch case: 13.1mm

CITIZEN worked on miniaturising the movement and making world’s thinnest watchcase at 13.1mm. In addition, the case and band material is Super Titanium™, CITIZEN’s titanium material made by processing solid titanium and treating CITIZEN proprietary surface hardening technology, Duratect. Super Titanium™ is resistant to scratches with five times the hardness of stainless steel, lightweight, gentle on the skin and resistant to rust. It maintains luster and beautiful finish for extended periods of time.

Ref CC9015-54E
Case material Super Titanium
(Duratect DLC for some parts)
Band Super Titanium
Dial color Black
Crystal Sapphire
Water Resistance WR 100
Case
diameter/thickness
43.5mm / 13.1mm
Movement Cal .F900 (Eco-Drive) / Accuracy of ± 5 seconds per a month (when not receiving signals) / Satellite Timekeeping System (Reception Area: Worldwide) / World Time in 40 Cities / Power save function / 5-year continuous operation when fully charged (when power save function in operation) / Dual Time Display • Chronograph (1/20-sec, 24-hour) / Alarm / Light-Level Indicator / Power reserve indicator / Perpetual Calendar / Resistance to metallic allergy*10

*9: Duratect is surface hardening technology exclusively developed by CITIZEN to maintain the lustre and beautiful finish of watches. Treating materials such as titanium and stainless steel with this technology improves the hardness of the material’s surface, making watch cases and bands resistant to scratches.

*10 Resistance to metallic allergy: All parts that may touch the wearer’s skin use materials or treatments with hypoallergenic qualities.

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The final design and specifications are subject to change without notice. CITIZEN and Eco-Drive, Super Titanium, and Duratect, are registered trademarks of CITIZEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

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