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At the start of Marvel’s Stark Week (August 9th to August 16 ), a series of events including live videos, trivia and tutorials that celebrate Marvel’s Tony Stark, AKA “Iron Man,” Citizen releases two Tony Stark ‘I Love You 3000’ watches.

One is a limited edition (1,500 pieces) with a rose gold-plated 43mm steel case and bracelet ($495). The second features a 43mm black-ion-plated ($350) steel case and bracelet. Both recreate the Tony Stark Mark I reactor on the dial in luminous detail.

Not only is Citizen launching the new watches during Stark Week, the watchmaker will today (August 11) sponsor a live Marvel event: How to Draw: Iron Man with Marvel’s Creative Director, Brian Crosby. Crosby will livestream on Marvel’s FacebookTwitter and YouTube a tutorial of how to draw the renowned Iron Man character.

Citizen notes that various aspects of the Marvel’s “Iron Man” series inspired the design of the dials on the new watches. The Iron Man mask is a prominent feature (at 12 o’clock) as is the inscription “Proof that Tony Stark Has a Heart,” printed around the inner dial ring.

 

Both watches shine with luminous hour, minute and second hands, the date at 3 o’clock, plus a case back etched with Stark’s signature and Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: End Game” logo. The watch is water resistant to fifty meters and is powered by Citizen’s light powered Eco-Drive technology.

 

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Citizen X-8 Chronometer, the world’s first titanium watch, the Tokyo-based watchmaker unveils the new Satellite Wave GPS F950 Titanium 50th Anniversary Limited Edition.

Citizen’s new Satellite Wave GPS F950 Titanium 50th Anniversary Limited Edition.

The celebratory model builds on the ‘space design’ look of Citizen’s Satellite Wave watches that utilize technology Citizen first developed in 2011. Those models were also housed in titanium and featured the then-revolutionary satellite connection that assured highly accurate GPS-based timekeeping that would update to any location on earth.

All these Satellite Wave models, which Citizen updates with faster, more efficient modules regularly, are powered by Citizen’s battery-free Eco-Drive technology. Citizen’s newest movement in this range is the Citizen GPS F950, which powers this new watch.  

Space theme

As with nearly all the Satellite Wave models, Citizen’s new Satellite Wave GPS F950 Titanium 50th Anniversary Limited Edition features a round, multi-layered case with an angular-link bracelet nicely integrated into the case.

Here, Citizen darkens the 47.5mm Super Titanium case, the six-level dial and the bracelet, all blackened to convey what Citizen calls the “endless depths of outer space.”

With decades of research into titanium case technology, Citizen supplies its own surface hardening, which it calls Duratect 2 DLC, to the case of the new watch, while accenting the inner bezel with a rose-gold-like Duratect Sakura Pink titanium (which also coats the caseback.)

Citizen will sell its Satellite Wave GPS F950 Titanium 50th Anniversary Limited Model, a 550-piece limited edition, this December in the U.S. exclusively on its website. Price: $5,000

Three in titanium  

Ahead of the anniversary model described above, Citizen this August will also release a new titanium collection of three watches called Citizen Super Titanium Armor.

Designed to recall the look of high-tech armoring, the collection includes a 44mm chronograph watch (above) in two styles (both with ‘hidden’ pushers) and a 41mm time-only model with a crown at 4 o’clock.

All are light-powered, using Citizen’s own Eco-Drive technology, and all feature integrated Super Titanium cases and bracelets. Prices: $650 (chronograph) and $550.