The Citizen Promaster Air GMT is making waves as the latest addition to the iconic Citizen Promaster series, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. These watches have always been known for their resilience and precision, designed to meet the demands of professionals in challenging environments. While the Promaster series comprises three distinct families – Marine, Land, and Sky – the spotlight for this special release falls on the skies.
The Promaster series has a rich history, including the introduction of Japan’s first fully waterproof wristwatch back in 1959. The Sky family is dedicated to pilot watches, and the new Citizen Promaster Air GMT takes this legacy to new heights. Featuring a 24-hour hand, it effortlessly displays time in two different time zones, making it an ideal companion for travelers.
With dimensions of 44.5mm in width and 12.7mm in thickness, this watch has a robust yet stylish design. The stainless steel strap adds to its durability and rugged appeal. The watch’s aesthetics pay homage to aviation, with design elements inspired by the airflow over an aircraft wing and a case back engraved with a flight helmet.
On its pilot-style dial, high-performance luminous hands and markers contrast against a black background for quick legibility. An aeronautical slide-rule scale surrounds the display and is operated by a 7 o’clock crown, while a 3 o’clock date window and red-accented GMT hand showcase daily and travel utility.
Inside the new Promaster is the Citizen Caliber 9054, a reliable automatic mechanism featuring a 50-hour power reserve, accurate to -10 / +20 seconds per day, and magnetically resistant up to 16000 A/M. The watch runs $1,125 and can be purchased on Citizen’s website.
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