Among all the dive watches unveiled at Baselworld 2019, Citizen stood out as one of the few brands that dared to launch something radically new. A true “tool watch” in every sense of the term, the new purpose-built technologically advanced Aqualand BN2036-14E Promaster 200M invites its users to explore the mysteries of the ocean, while looking sharp as ever.
The 46.1mm ambitiously sized stainless steel case pairs perfectly with the black dial. Attached to the case is a water-tight screw-lock crown at 4 o clock, a pressure sensor at 9 o clock and two pushers at 8 and 10 o clock. Sitting on top of the case is a bezel marked with the typical uni-directional ratchet for dive watches.
Under the bezel is a sloping rehaut marked with depth indicators from 0 to 70m. The scale pitch of depth indicator is wider from 0m to 40m below sea level for easier visibility and dynamic movement. This robust combination of tough, hard-wearing elements has resulted in this timepiece being awarded ISO6425 diving certification, making it the ultimate accessory for your underwater adventures.
Being a dive watch, legibility is key which is why the dial is clean and well balanced. You have a power reserve indicator at 9 o clock and a date window at 3. There are a total of 5 hands here: one for the hour, one for the minutes located at the centre, a long and sleek central seconds hand, a slightly chunkier hand for the depth gauge and finally a separate hand used for the maximum depth in the dive.
Offering an impressive diving-standard of water resistance, at 200m, the movement used here is an Eco-Drive Calibre J250 with an accuracy of ±15 seconds per month. The watch is capable of running for 11 months on a full charge, and will never require batteries.
An extremely durable soft polyurethane strap, strong enough to withstand the knocks of aquatic exploration, completes the look.
Recommended Retail Price: $1,100 Australian Dollars.