Launched final yr, the Citizen Tsuyosa Computerized made fairly some noise on the time of its presentation… Browsing the development for sporty-chic watches with built-in bracelets and a cool Seventies/Nineteen Eighties vibe, it was in all probability one of the vital accessible choices on this crowded market. We reviewed it, and we preferred it. Certain, its very accessible value means some concessions have been made, however it appears and feels good. And now, it even appears cooler with the introduction of 4 new editions that can actually enhance the hype surrounding these sporty-chic watches by Citizen.
Glorious worth for the cash and funky designs. That is one thing we are able to say for a lot of the watches produced by Citizen. We will’t actually argue with the cool issue of a Promaster dive watch, a watch that provides all you want (after which some) at an ultra-competitive value. And what about a Promaster Marine Computerized Diver in Tremendous-Titanium for lower than 400 euros? Once more, you gained’t want greater than that for a vacation watch. Citizen has lengthy been concerned within the area of accessible dive and sports activities watches. However with the launch of the Tsuyosa Computerized, the Japanese model entered the marketplace for sporty-chic watches with built-in bracelets. And it did it with the identical recipe: accessible, well-designed, and well-equipped watches. At first, the Tsuyosa was launched in 4 editions – darkish blue, black, inexperienced and a somewhat engaging vivid yellow dial (and a silvery-white mannequin joined quickly after). Interesting, but somewhat traditional. Now Citizen spices up the recipe with these 4 new editions.
Let’s get straight to the purpose. Citizen is utilizing the trendiest kinds round to introduce a brand new layer of cool to the Tsuyosa assortment. Certain, these colors are a bit déjà-vu and don’t revolutionise the idea. We’ve seen them in different segments of the watchmaking business, and Citizen performs on the protected aspect. However that doesn’t imply that the end result isn’t interesting… Actually, I’d say that these 4 new fashions – perhaps not the gold-plated mannequin, however that’s extra of a private opinion – are genuinely fascinating.
For 2023, we’ve 4 new editions of the Citizen Tsuyosa Computerized: three fashions in metal, one gold-plated mannequin and 4 new dials, every with its personal model. First, the reference NJ0151-88L comes with a metal case and includes a darkish blue gradient dial with a sandblasted end leading to a grained texture. It additionally comes with beige-toned luminous inserts on the palms and markers. Subsequent is the reference NJ0151-88M, once more in metal, and this time with the trendiest color attainable, gentle Tiffany blue over a sunray-brushed texture.
The final of the three metal variations is the reference NJ0151-88X and comes with a sunray-brushed dial with a pronounced gradient impact and a teal/darkish turquoise color. Final is the reference NJ0153-82X, housed in a rose gold-plated metal case with a darkish crimson sunray-brushed dial with a gradient impact.
For the remainder, nothing has modified. The fundamentals of the Citizen Tsuyosa Computerized are nonetheless there. It means a barrel-shaped 40mm metal case with a number of sides and polished accents, a round bezel, a crown barely recessed and positioned at 4 o’clock, a sapphire crystal with a date magnifier and a water-resistance of fifty metres. The brand new dials retain the identical design as earlier than, with outsized utilized markers, baton palms, and minimal literature. Powered by the in-house calibre 8210, an entry-level automated motion seen beneath a see-through caseback, the Tsuyosa comes on a 3-link bracelet with polished and brushed surfaces and a barely Nineteen Eighties vibe with its rounded hyperlinks.
The 4 new editions of the Citizen Tsuyosa Computerized are already accessible in chosen markets (for instance, UAE, some elements of Asia and HK…) and will arrive to European markets too. Costs for the metal fashions can be an identical to the earlier editions – EUR 299 – and the brand new gold-plated version will retail for EUR 349. For extra particulars, please go to Citizen’s world web site.