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May the fourth be with Citizen’s new Star Wars chronographs

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Star Wars geeks have a circle in their calendars around May 4th — May the fourth be with you and all that.

Which is why Citizen, which has a major partnership with Star Wars franchise owner Disney, has chosen the date to launch a new range of chronographs named after the characters R2-D2, C-3PO, Darth Maul and Darth Vader.

In true Star Wars style, the droid watches associated with Jedi rebellion come blinking into light in bright gold and silver while Darth Maul and Darth Vader pieces clearly arrive from the dark side with their blackened steel cases and bracelets.

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All four models in the Star Wars Citizen Tsuno collection are based on the 1972 Citizen Chronograph Challenge Timer, the brand’s first chronograph family.

Tsono is a reference to the pushers, which appear at the top of the case on either side of a crown at 12 o’clock looking like a pair of horns.

Each of the quartz-based watches has the Star Wars logo and an illustration of each character engraved on the back of their 38mm cases and dial designs that pick up features of the characters they represent.

Star Wars Citizen Tsuno collection

R2-D2 – $350

 

 

The dial has a raised design echoing the panels on R2-D2’s body, and the white dial is accented with R2-D2’s distinctive blue. The sub-dial at the 6 o’clock position also has a miniature R2-D2.

C-3PO – $375

The dial features C-3PO’s gold colour and dual layered structure provides an almost three-dimensional version of C-3PO’s face. The sub-dial “eyes” feature a lume that glows in the dark.

DARTH MAUL – $375

The design incorporates the distinctive red and black of Darth Maul’s face and his yellow horns on the dial, push buttons, and crown. The watch evokes the powerful and dangerous nature of Darth Maul with a colourful, eye-catching design.

DARTH VADER – $375

The design evokes different aspects of Darth Vader’s story – the colours of the chronograph hands echo Darth Vader’s transformation from Jedi™ to Sith™, and the sub-dials feature design elements from his life-support system.

The watches go on sale in the autumn.

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