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Citizen creates anniversary collection of titanium watches 50 years after it first used the metal

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Three Super Titanium Armor watches have gone on sale from Citizen 50 years after the brand made its first titanium watch in 1970.

In 1970, Citizen unveiled what it claims to be the world’s first titanium watch known as the X-8 chronometer.

Those watches were 99.6% pure titanium, but the current collection uses a proprietary surface-hardening technology called Duratect to make them more resistant to scratches and dings.

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It also makes Super Titanium easier to polish and can be given different color tones such as silver, black, gold, and pink gold.

Appropriately, this year’s anniversary watches are inspired by modern armor and its bold, sharp lines.

A three-hander with date has a crown at 4 o’clock while two chronographs  have unidirectional bezels that cover the pusher creating a seamless case design.

The chronographs retail for $650 while the 3-hander sells for $550.

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