Citizen’s new Promaster Tsuno Chrono 50th Anniversary Model celebrates a chronograph from 1973 prized for its panda-style dial and ‘bullhead’ case-top pushers.
While retaining both those emblematic design highlights, the new commemorative edition also exudes the cool 1970s feel of Citizen’s highly collectible bullhead-style Challenge Chronograph of the era.
For this commemorative model, Citizen has taken that vintage aura to the next level by creating a rich gold and black color scheme.
Limited to 3,000 pieces worldwide and individually numbered, the Citizen Tsuno Chrono 50th Anniversary Model offers a 45mm gold-toned Promaster steel case with its bullhead-style black chronograph pushers nicely matching the black bezel.
At the same time, Citizen gilds the 12 o’clock crown and the alarm-setting crown at 5 o’clock to perfectly coordinate with the case and dial color.
Against this black and gold backdrop, the watch’s luminous sword-style hands and orange chronograph hands easily hold your attention, especially useful when using the chronograph or checking the time.
Inside Citizen fits its light-powered Eco-Drive Caliber E210, which features a power reserve of eight months after a full charge. Water resistance is a strong 200 meters.
The movement powers a flyback chronograph function with a 60-minute totalizer at 12 o’clock, the running seconds display at 3 o’clock, a 12-hour totalizer at 6 o’clock, power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock, a date display and an alarm on/off indicator between 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock.
Citizen maintains the retro styling here with a vintage-inspired brown leather strap with a deployant clasp.