It would be fair to consider the Flyback Moon Phase Chronograph as a flagship model of the Signature Collection. Considering the fact that this series, together with the Campanola collection, clearly stands out from other series by the Japanese collection, this assessment gets even more significance and weight. This watch can clearly be placed among the top quartz watches, a whole class above the products with the same movement. It looks very appealing, and also includes a number of advanced complications, such as a flyback chronograph and a moon phase display.
Like all pieces from the Citizen’s Signature Collection, this watch is also hand-assembled and crafted with meticulous attention to detail, in order to give it an extra touch of luxury. A classy face is protected with a quality anti-reflective sapphire glass, while a stationary bezel holds a tachymeter scale. Once when you look at the dial, you are bound to notice a very nice moon phase retrograde display on its top. The inclusion of this complication undoubtedly enriches the timepiece and gives it a sophisticated look.
Another improved feature is its 1/5th of second flyback chronograph. This basically means that it has a chronograph that can be restarted immediately with a single pushpiece. This function can be very useful to pilots, and it means that the wearer does not have to use two pushpieces to stop, return the chronograph back to zero and only then to restart it.
It is also worth noting that Citizen Signature Collection Moon Phase Flyback Chroograph timepiece displays date through a rectangular aperture at the five o’clock position. For improved visibility, the lovely dial includes four luminous hour markers (at two, four, eight and ten o’clock positions). Minute and hour hands are also luminous.
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Like all pieces from the collection, this fine watch is also built with Eco-Drive technology that enables it to continuously recharge itself with solar power. The round case is 44 mm wide, and it is also useful to know that it is able to withstand water pressure up to 100 m below surface. Since it has a nice blue sunray sub dial at the bottom, 12/24 hour feature is also included.
There are five available variations of this watch. The version AV3000-56H can be considered as a basic model. It has a silver-colored dial and a steel bracelet. The next model AV3006-50H includes rose gold tone decorations on a stainless steel case and bracelet. This variation and the next one, the version AV3000-05A, also have silver dials, but the latter one has a black crocodile strap, as well.
There are two more versions, both with rose gold tone accents. The model AV3006-09E possesses a brown crocodile leather strap, whereas the most exclusive version, AV3013-54E, is constructed of titanium.