The CITIZEN Eco-Drive Promaster Aqualand Depth Meter BN2024-05E, which debuted in Basel 2014, is poised to make waves throughout the dive watch community, and as it splashes down on my wrist, I can certainly see why.
The watch commands attention, as does other iconic Citizen Watches that have come before it, many reaching a cult-like following. The NEW BN2024-05E initially appears to be cut from the same cloth, so to speak, but with a personality of its own. In an era of over-used case designs, individuality is key, as it sets itself apart from the traditional sub-design, while performing similar dive functions; only better!
Coming in at 52.5mm and 18.5mm thick, it’s packed with features for use at sea, one being an anchor or a weapon, should you be invaded by pirates as you dive near the Somali coast. Personally, I’m delighted to own it despite knowing that at best it will get a light shower or two while on-the-job. Who knows, I may go all out and jump into my neighbor’s saltwater pool and let this bad boy ” work” underwater.
For those that do dive, this watch will be a breath of fresh “Nitrox.” Stay tuned to WatchReport.com for an “In-depth” review of the rebirth of an iconic dive watch, as I explore the multitude of features the BN2024-05E provides all those that that adorn it; crashing waves or crashing parties.