Citizen Pocket Watch

Citizen Celebrates 100th Anniversary of First Branded Watch with Special Pocket Watch

Citizen Watch is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first-ever Citizen-branded watch, a hand-wound calibre 16 pocket watch that came to market in 1924. In honour of the milestone, Citizen is launching a special hand-wound pocket watch this Fall.

In 1924, six years after the company was established, Citizen launched its first pocket watch. The dial was finished with the brand name. The new 2024 pocket watch pays homage to the classic beauty of the original while reflecting Citizen’s path forward for the next 100 years, says the company. While it has a retro look, it also incorporates modern advancements, including a lightweight titanium alloy case.

Citizen Pocket Watch

A free-sprung balance wheel is the heart of the watch, delivering high accuracy of -3 to +5 seconds a day. The design of the movement incorporates numerous gentle curves. The bridges have diamond-cut edges and the movement features the gentle waves of the Côtes de Genève finish. The advanced movement is contained inside a lightweight titanium alloy case.

The pocket watch includes a pure Japanese silk braided cord dyed in an indigo charcoal colour custom-made especially for this limited-edition pocket watch. There’s also a limited-edition number engraved on the case.

Citizen Pocket Watch

All completed watches undergo 17 days of rigorous in-house inspections. Watches must pass inspections carried out under a range of conditions, including six positions and three temperature levels. An official certificate is included with each watch to certify that it meets Citizen’s rigorous in-house standards.

The limited-edition Citizen pocket watch will be available before the end of this year and sell for about $12,000. Only 100 will be sold worldwide.