50 years ago, Citizen Watch Company became the first watchmaker to produce and sell titanium watch. 50 years on today, the watchmaker is celebrating it with a commemorative timepiece.

Citizen Satellite Wave GPS F950 Watch

The Citizen Satellite Wave GPS F950 is made using Citizen-developed titanium called Super Titanium – the same material that will be used in a now Japan-led lunar exploration program dubbed HAKUTO-R.

That said, it is no surprise that this Citizen Titanium Technology 50th Anniversary Model has also adopted a space theme, featuring a multi-layer dial with no less than 6 parts stacked on top of one another. This intricate dial face offers an illusion of endless depth, just like space itself.

The watch is powered by Citizen Cal. F950 eco-drive GPS satellite radio and features dual Duratec coating (DLC and Sakura Pink), sapphire glass, automatic time adjustment based on satellite, world time across 39 time zones, dual time display, chronograph function, perpetual calendar, daylight saving function, and water resistant to 10 ATM (100 meters or 330 feet).

Citizen Watch Company Japan will start selling the Citizen Satellite Wave GPS F950 Watch Titanium Technology 50th Anniversary Model this Winter. It is a limited run Timepiece of just 550 units worldwide, with each commanding a princely sum of 550,000 yen (roughly US$5,120).

Images: Citizen Watch Company [JP].

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