Lovely Citizen Signature Grand Complication Watch is crafted with a lot of attention to detail, and can be considered as an elite timepiece among watches with quartz movement. It is a large-sized chronograph watch with an intricate dial, set in a multi-piece case. The overall appearance is outstanding by every standard, and the fact that it is powered with Citizen’s patented Eco-Drive solar technology adds to its appeal.
Like all products from Citizen’s Signature Collection, the Grand Complication is hand-assembled. To insure a high-end look, the Japanese company has included advanced finishing to the cases and bracelets. It is a wonderful combination of brushed and polished parts that create a stunning effect. Its case is round and with the diameter of 44 mm (unfortunately, Citizen did not state the thickness of the case).
Another improved feature is its sapphire crystal that has an anti-reflective coating on both sides. Furthermore, the usual quality and toughness of sapphire is advanced with the fact that the crystal looks totally transparent, almost invisible from every angle.
Grand Complication Watch from Citizen’s Signature Collection includes a 1/4th of a second chronograph. There are three chrono sub dials of different sizes at the lower part of the dial. The dial also includes a nice day of week retrograde scale, at the upper left part. The watch includes a date of month and a month of year indications, as well. Since it has a perpetual calendar feature, its wearer has to set the date only once. Only hour and minute hands are luminous.
On the stationary bezel, there is a tachymeter scale. It is also very important to note that this timepiece has a minute repeater option. Besides, it is also water tight and able to withstand water pressure to 100 meters.
Five Available Versions
There are five available variations of Citizen Signature Collection Grand Complication timepiece. You can choose among models with titanium and stainless steel cases and those that combine steel with rose and yellow gold. There are also versions that have genuine brown crocodile leather straps with white stitchings (a lot of people consider Citizen’s bracelets inferior to those of Swiss manufacturers and recommend leather straps as a better choice). It is also possible to choose between two types of dials. The first one is completely black, and the second one is silver with black accents.
The model BZ0016-50E with a black dial is the only one made of titanium. The other two models are made of stainless steel. The only difference lies in the fact that the model BZ0000-50E has a black dial, while the version BZ0000-50A sports a silver dial. The variation BZ0006-02E has a black dial, rose gold accents and a leather strap, while the last variation BZ0004-59A is made of steel with yellow gold, paired with silver face.