Citizen is known for putting out really capable dive watches, but this is something else entirely. Their brand new Eco-Drive Professional Diver can go as deep as 1,000m and still keep ticking away.
If you don’t go diving regularly – terms like 1,000m of depth don’t really hold a lot of meaning. So to put Citizen’s new Eco-Drive Professional Diver in terms most folks will understand – this thing can withstand pressure of equivalent of roughly 1,469 pounds per square inch. For context, pressure at bottom of a 10 foot deep poolis just 4.3psi. This is a real big accomplishment for Citizen. They’ve achieved this depth rating once in the past with their mechanical MH6931-06E, but this is the first watch from Citizen’s Eco-Drive line (technology that uses hidden solar panels under the face to power the Quartz movement) to reach such depths. This watch can dive to such remote depths thanks in large part to its substantial “Super Titanium” case that measures in at 21.4mm thick and 52.5mm diameter. You can get your hands on one of these starting this summer. Prices are set at $2,300. [Purchase]