It’s not brazen or blingy and doesn’t make a huge statement, but what it does do is go with everything in your wardrobe

Widely recognised as the world’s largest watchmaker, Citizen is a Japanese powerhouse of technological innovation. Leaders of ecologically friendly timekeeping, its famous Eco-Drive collection is completely light powered, be it from the sun or from the attractive strip lighting in your office! Its watch collection is enormous, so if you want diamonds, classic, ceramic or a sporty timepiece, Citizen will definitely have something for you at a price you can afford.

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At first glance

The Silhouette is what I would describe as classically styled and perfect for those more traditional ladies among us. With a simple stainless steel bracelet and 26mm case, it’s not brazen or blingy and doesn’t make a huge statement, but what it does do is go with everything in your wardrobe and sits discretely on your wrist where it will conveniently keep track of time.

Up close and personal

The subtle iridescence of the mother-of-pearl dial is elegant and feminine and after dark I discovered the luminous hands – a revelation when I left it on my bedside cabinet, woke up in the night and instantly breathed a sigh of relief that I could roll over and go back to sleep. Not once did I have to squint my eyes to cope with the brightness of my iPhone. For the eco-warriors out there, this model comes equipped with Eco-Drive technology, never again will you contribute to landfill when you dispose of your watch battery and never again will it run out of power (unless of course you leave it in a drawer for more than 6 months).

On the wrist

After wearing the watch for a while, I was surprised to find that like the Gotye hit song of 2012, it was starting to grow on me. Incredibly this watch is also water resistant to 100 metres. I’m always a little hesitant about wearing a watch in water, for some reason it doesn’t feel right. I doubt that this little wonder will ever reach those murky depths on my wrist, but survive the kids baths and vigorous washing up it will!

  • Environmentally friendly power source
  • Luminous hands
  • Great value
  • Case size small for my liking

RRP: £159.00

Available from: Watch Warehouse, Watch Shop, The Watch Hut

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Style: Classic
Colour:       Silver
Watch Movement:  Eco-Drive E011
Functions:    Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Case shape:         Round
Case material:      Stainless steel
Case width:  26mm
Glass:        Mineral crystal
Dial colour:               Mother-of-pearl
Strap type:   Stainless steel bracelet
Clasp: Fold over clasp with push button
Water resistance:     100 metres
Manufacturer warranty:   5 years (UK, IRE) 1 year (INTL)
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