Launched in 2006, the Citizen Promaster Dive watch — whose case and dial were directly inspired by the Orca — quickly became a favourite amongst their brand fans.
The new Promaster Dive, much like the 2006 edition, echoes the orca whale’s black and white livery in its bezel and dial design. Housed in an ergonomic, 46mm stainless steel case whose gentle curves mimic those of the orca’s body, it features a redesigned, unidirectional stainless steel and aluminum bezel whose outer coin edge provides ample purchase for gloved hands, and whose profile sits well above the watch to protect the convex mineral crystal from scratches. A luminous pip at 12 o’clock ensures easy registering of elapsed time while underwater, while a screw-down crown and case back provide 200m of ISO-compliant water resistance.
The bezel is designed with serious divers in mind — its design, which features metal “tabs” at each 5-minute demarcation, further recalls the orca’s black and white jaw as it emerges from the water. This theme continues on the dial, which features elliptical, white hour indices in alternating small and large sizes, plus a pop of red at the 12 LumiNova marker. Joined by rounded arrow hands that imitate the orca body’s shape, the indices are filled with LumiNova, making for a seriously bright package that glows brightly below or above the waves. The orange-framed minute hand and a fully graduated rehaut are particularly handy underwater, allowing a diver to track elapsed time or decompression stops, while a date window provides everyday utility.
Powering the Promaster Dive is the Calibre E168 Eco-Drive movement from Citizen, a light-powered calibre that provides a 180-day power reserve on a full charge. A solid, stainless steel case back with a printed orca whale motif protects the movement, while a redesigned, black rubber PU strap mimics the design of the orca’s dorsal fin. Both black- (BN0230-04E) and blue-dial (BN0231-01L) versions are presented in SCUBA tank-inspired packaging.
The new Promaster Dive (BN0235-01E) is also available as part of a special-edition box set: Featuring a black-plated case, a black bezel, a matching black dial and a black PU rubber strap, it comes in a signature, neon yellow Citizen presentation box with a matching LED dive light. Waterproof to 60m, the shock-resistant light features 400 lumens of brightness, two modes, a magnetic switch, a stainless-steel head and a matching wrist strap.
|Brand||CITIZEN PROMASTER Dive Collection|
|Model||BN0230-04ERRP £329||BN0231-01LRRP £329||BN0235-01E (Special Edition boxed set) RRP £399|
|Case/Band||Stainless steel case/ Urethane Strap||Stainless steel case/ Urethane Strap||Black IP Stainless steel case / Urethane Strap|
|Case diameter / thickness||46mm /14.6mm|
|Specifications||Cal. E168 Eco-Drive / Accuracy of ±15 seconds per month / 200m water resistance|
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