Japanese watchmaker CITIZEN has expanded its PROMASTER collection by launching the new ALTICHRON CIRRUS Eco-Drive watch with dual sensors for electronic compass and altimeter.
First marketed in 1989, the original ALTICHRON was a groundbreaking CITIZEN watch featuring superior altimeter functions that became one of the hallmark models of the PROMASTER brand. This new model builds on the ALTICRHON tradition, adding the latest CITIZEN technologies, such as Eco-Drive technology that powers the watch using any light source.
The altitude and depth measuring capability reaches as much as 10,000 meters, higher than any mountain on the planet, and as deep as 300 meters below sea level. Rather than displayed digitally in an LCD, all the information regarding altitude or direction is shown as an analog representation, making it possible to keep time display as the main function. The color and shape of the hands are designed to make it easy for a wearer to read multiple types of information at a glance.
For example, colors for indexes on the dial and hand are coded by function. In spite of its sophisticated capability to display a complex array of information, once a user understands how to read the watch operation becomes very easy.
A striking three-dimensional sense of depth makes the dial look even more captivating. Inside you can clearly see floating indexes and the hands beneath the transparent dial, suggesting sky with clouds floating at different heights above land. At first glance the watch resembles aircraft and helicopters ascending to greater heights.
The rounded streamline design of the case simulates jet streams and the arc of the earth seen from the great heights.
Altimeter delivers an operational range from 300 meters below sea level to 10,000 meters of elevation, and electronic compass measures geomagnetism with built-in magnetic sensor to determine the direction.
This watch can display direction or altitude simultaneously with the time. At the push of a single button, direction can be displayed while measuring depth and elevation.
The new CITIZEN PROMASTER Eco-Drive ALTICHRON CIRRUS is available in two versions: titanium and pearl-white titanium.
Model: CITIZEN PROMASTER Eco-Drive ALTICHRON CIRRUS, References BN4035-08E and BN4034-01E
BN4034-01E: Limited edition of 500 Pieces Worldwide
Titanium case with DLC treatment
Limited edition model in titanium case with DLC pearl-white coating
Crystal: Sapphire with Anti-Reflective Coating
Case diameter: 51.0mm
Water resistance: 200 meters (20Bar/666ft)
Calibre J280 <Eco-Drive>
Accuracy of ± 5 Seconds per a Month
Altimeter: -300m to 10,000m (-1000ft to 32,000ft)
Power Reserve Indicator