Citizen announces the new high-end Calibre 3100 collection. Done in the style of a classic dress watch, the Citizen Calibre 3100 collection sports modern touches like large date mixed with the vintage look of Roman numerals, subseconds at 6 o’clock, and an elegant dial.
- Perpetual calendar, good until the year 2100.
- Eco-Drive solar power.
- Large twin date display at the 12 o’clock position.
- 24-hour dial at the 9 o’clock position, probably for a second time zone.
- Anti-reflective crystal.
- 100m water resistant (about 330 feet).
The Calibre 3100 collection contains a total of 7 watches with the BT0000-15A and BT0003-17A being limited editions. The BT0000-15A (999 pieces) is stainless steel, and the BT0003-17A (1,500 pieces) is rose gold-tone stainless steel. Both have have anti-reflective sapphire crystals (the others have mineral glass crystals), and something I’ve never seen on a Citizen watch before: genuine alligator straps! MSRP for these limited edition pieces are $650 and $675, respectively. MSPR for the rest of the collection is between $375 and $500.
On a personal note, I really like how they’ve melded clean looks with modern features, making a dress watch that will last for many years with zero maintenance, keeping great time all the while. These really have very nice proportions and would go well in almost any situation. The 100 meter rating means you don’t have to baby them either.
By Paul Hubbard