Citizen adds two models to its hot Series 8 collection of sporty automatic watches, and also launches a limited edition Series 8 model in the same new collection with an unusual ‘pink copper’ dial inspired by cherry blossoms.

The Citizen Series 8 890 Mechanical, one of two new Citizen Series 8 debuts. A third limited-edition new model also available.

The new watches are being launched within an impressive slate of 2024 debuts that also includes new Promaster watches, a new Citizen L Arcly series and a limited-edition, manually wound pocket watch.

A new Citizen Series 8 debut, the Series 8 890 Mechanical, features a gold-hued steel case and bracelet.

Since its entry into the U.S. market three years go, Citizen’s Series 8 has expanded to include a wide-ranging set of mechanical three-hand (with date) and GMT models. The series expanded the watchmaker’s U.S. offerings beyond Citizen’s Eco-Drive-focused collections, exposing U.S. consumers to a broader range of the many mechanical watches made by the Japanese-based watchmaker.

The new watches, called Series 8 890 Mechanical, each feature a 42.6mm steel by 11.7mm case with a sporty octagonal bezel, three-piece case construction and a 200-meter water resistance rating. 

Two of the debuts offer a lively, patterned dial that echo those seen in earlier (880 Series) watches, though the dial has been updated with a bolder interpretation of the pattern. The design is inspired by the skyscraper-lit night sky of Tokyo.

Similarly, Citizen has updated the case of these new watches as compared to the earlier 880 Series, adding a thicker bi-directional inner bezel, enhancing the watch’s sporty appeal. Citizen continues to mirror-finish and brush-finish each case, in keeping with earlier Series 8 designs.

From the back of each watch Citizen allows a view of the automatic  Caliber 9051, which is accurate to an  average of -10 seconds to +20 sec/day and offers a full 42 hours of water resistance. Citizen also equips the watches with extra strong antimagnetic protection.

Prices: $1,595 (steel with blue dial) and $1,695 (gold-hued steel with brown dial).  

Limited edition 

In addition to the two models noted above, Citizen is launching a limited edition model within the same new Series 8 890. This debut offers a special dial made to echo the look of “clouds of cherry blossoms,” a phenomenon created by groups of blooming cherry blossom trees.

Called copper pink, the dial’s unusual pattern is a bit more complex than the ongoing new 890 Series models, but equally eye-catching.

Price: $1,595, a limited edition of 1,700.

We’ll have more details about the other 2024 Citizen debuts in upcoming posts. 

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