The Citizen Calibre 0200 was one in every of final yr’s shock watches for us. It provided unique aesthetics, with a really spectacular motion, and an intriguing dial. Whichever approach we checked out it, we at all times arrived on the conclusion it was a refined, detailed, constant bundle total. A yr onwards, and Citizen is now able to have fun the preliminary Calibre 0200 with a brand new tackle that very Japanese metal luxurious sports activities watch. That is the brand new The Citizen Calibre 0200 Restricted Version, celebrating the 1-year anniversary.
The most recent iteration of the Citizen Calibre 0200 options the identical structure as final yr’s mannequin however comes with just a few updates within the supplies division. It nonetheless has a 40mm vast, facetted stainless-steel case with brushed and polished ending. Nonetheless, the bezel is now made out of zirconia ceramic and is executed in black. This not solely offers it the advantage of being extremely scratch-resistant but in addition modifications the look of the watch.
Together with the bezel, the dial can also be new. Each are impressed by conventional Japanese armour worn by warriors when going into battle. The hammer tone end of the dial is the results of electroforming. Its deep black tone contrasts properly with the utilized faceted indices and fingers. The small-seconds subdial is framed and has a slight granular end (with out the hammer tone sample). The observe is printed in white, as is the outer minute observe by the way in which.
Mechanically talking, nothing has modified beneath the hood. There’s nonetheless that very properly made Calibre 0200 computerized motion, a collaborative creation with La Joux-Perret S.A (a Citizen Group subsidiary). It comes with spectacular options like a free-sprung steadiness and an escapement executed with LIGA fabrication course of. We’ve defined all of the technical particulars in our in-depth story final yr. It’s regulated to run nicely inside COSC Chronometer charges and delivers 60h of energy reserve. The ending can also be quite spectacular, which will be admired by the caseback.
The Citizen Calibre 0200 Restricted Version is worn on a Himeji Kurozani black leather-based strap, which is made in keeping with conventional Japanese leather-based tanning and lacquering strategies. The cowhide will get a lustrous end and distinctive texture within the hand-applied course of. It’s restricted to simply 90 items worldwide, out there in Autumn/Winter 2022, for a value that is still to be confirmed (count on roughly USD 6,000).
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