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Despite being the largest fish on Earth, the whale shark remains very problematic for the scientific community. These slow-moving, peaceful animals grow up to 50 feet long and filter food on microscopic plankton in the often warm tropical oceans around the world. Because these massive creatures depend on seaweed populations to survive, marine biologists often use whale shark populations to assess the health of marine ecosystems. With this in mind, the inclusion of the whale shark on the endangered species list in 2016 is an ominous sign, but the citizenry has emerged as a powerful force to conserve these majestic animals. In partnership with international NGO Conservation International, Citizen supports marine conservation efforts, raising awareness of the importance of whale sharks and spearheading this effort is the exclusive Citizen Eco-Drive Diver 200m Limited Edition Whale Shark BN0225-04L. With a design that combines the dramatic looks of the 1982 Citizen Professional Diver with a rock-solid construction, an innovative Eco-Drive movement and beautiful visual cues inspired by the whale shark, this new Citizen Dive Watch is truly one of a kind. A tribute of sorts to the beauty and fragility of the world’s oceans.
The clear silhouette of the Citizen Eco-Drive Diver 200m Limited Edition Whale Shark BN0225-04L is a Citizen hallmark that dates back to the record-breaking Citizen Professional Diver. Measuring 45.8mm-wide and 14.3mm-thick, this muscular, lugless design is impressively wearable thanks to its compact overall length and lightweight construction. Four squared-off bezel guards at 2 o’clock, 4 o’clock, 8 o’clock and 10 o’clock give the Eco-Drive Diver 200m Limited Edition Whale Shark BN0225-04L an intriguing mix of organic and industrial scenes. Cues continue through the gently rounded case sides and the aggressively toothed dive bezel. Citizen gives this heavy-duty diver design a more utilitarian look through its proprietary Super Titanium case material, which is further treated with Duratect MRK and Duratect DLC for immense scratch and impact resistance. An added benefit is the aggressive matte black finish, which contrasts with the deep ocean blue of the bezel insert for a powerful, masculine look. The solid caseback is adorned with a finely detailed engraving of a whale shark, showcasing the unique pebbled texture of the shark’s skin. Citizen guarantees the watch for a dive-ready 200 meters of water resistance.
Citizen Eco-Drive Diver 200m Limited Edition Whale Shark BN0225-04L The dial takes its unique pattern directly from the skin texture of a whale shark. This distinctive blend of light spots and grid-patterned stripes gives the royal blue base dial color an organic, natural feel on the wrist, while providing eye-catching visual highlights to the overall design. The added sunburst texture injects another layer of life into the layout, bringing a dynamic, changing look to this function-forward diver layout. However, Citizen ensures that this critical finish does not hinder the performance of the Eco-Drive Diver 200m Limited Edition Whale Shark BN0225-04L as a dive watch. Paired with a set of aggressive sword-and-arrow hands with broad, generously loomed diver-style indices, the watch is immediately apparent at a glance, even in difficult low-light conditions.
Citizenship Eco-Drive Diver 200m Limited Edition Whale Shark BN0225-04L is powered by its in-house Eco-Drive call. E168 Light driven quartz movement. Citizen’s iconic Eco-Drive solar charging system eliminates the need to replace batteries regularly, helping to eliminate a significant source of pollution from the ecosystem. Eco-Drive Call. The E168 offers robust and reliable performance with a power reserve of six months on a full solar charge and an accuracy rating of +15/-15 seconds per month. Citizen pairs the watch with a supple dive strap in black polyurethane, completing a bold and purposeful look on the wrist.
With a unique aggressive look that pays homage to the world’s largest fish, the Citizen Eco-Drive Diver 200m Limited Edition Whale Shark BN0225-04L is an attractive spearhead for Citizen’s marine conservation awareness efforts and an enormous capacity and rugged design. Only 5,000 examples of the Citizen Eco-Drive Diver 200m Limited Edition Whale Shark BN0225-04L will be made and the watch will be available through the Citizen website in early October 2022. MSRP for Citizen Eco-Drive Diver 200m Limited Shark500m is -04L $650 USD. For more details about this and other Citizen watches, please visit Citizen website.
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