Citizen Eli Manning Limited Edition World Time A-T
Eli Manning has been unstoppable force in the NFL, a feat which mirrors Citizen’s dominion over the world of horology. In this vein, Citizen in collaboration with Eli Manning has produced a limited edition watch in honor of this American football hero. Citizen, since 2008, has been the single largest watch manufacturer globally with the acquisition of the Bulova Watch Group. Since its beginnings as the Shokosha Watch Research Institute, Citizen has been constantly providing innovation after innovation to produce watches that are high on quality but low on price point.
As the name suggests, the Eli Manning Limited Edition World Time A-T is produced in a limited series of 2500 pieces worldwide. The case on this watch is sculpted from hypoallergenic, surgical stainless steel and carries a diameter of 43mm, which gives this piece excellent wrist presence. The brushed and polished stainless steel case extends outward crown side, making the main crown and pushers that much more prominent. The main crown is ridged allowing for greater dexterity when operating the different functions of this timepiece.
The dial comes in blue with white hour markers in both index and Arabic numeral format. The Arabic numeral ‘10’ is highlighted in red as this is Eli Manning’s jersey number. The chronograph uses a central seconds hand and a subdial at the 6 position indicating both the chrono hours and minutes. On the internal bezel is a world time ring with the names of 26 cities around the world. The city of New York is in red as well, as this is Eli Manning’s home city where he has led their football team – the NY Giants to two Super Bowl victories. Just below the 12 position is a retrograde dial which offers the day on one side and the power reserve on the other. At the 3 position is a date window; while at the 9 is the continuous seconds register.
This model is powered by the world famous Eco Drive technology which harnesses the power of light (both natural and artificial) to run the movement, which is a Japanese made H820 quartz movement. The time adjustments are radio controlled for confidence in the accuracy of this model. Due to the fact that this is a radio controlled model, the calendar needs no adjustments. The dial window is crafted from scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The stainless steel bracelet is secured using a single push piece folding clasp. This gorgeous watch is water resistant to 200 meters. The Citizen Eli Manning limited Edition World Timer A-T is protected by a 5 year international warranty and retails for USD $675 worldwide.