Citizen started life in 1918 as the Shokosha Watch research Institue. Famous for their pocket watches, the Institue produced a commercial model, the Calibre 16 Pocket Watch. Sold under the name of Citizen in 1924, the Calibre 16 started the journey for this Japanese watch brand. The introduction of solar-powered timepieces launched Citizen to international success. By far their most important and successful launch to date, the Eco-Drive threw away conventional ideas regarding standard battery powered watches and helped develop Quartz technology to new levels. The Eco-Drive collection from Citizen embodies the true essence of Japanese engineering, made with the very best of materials and designed with performance in mind, this mens Citizen Eco-Drive BL5518-52L will stand the test of time. Showcasing a beautiful 44mm stainless steel case, robust Mineral crystal glass, and an elegant blue dial adorned with Arabic numeral hour markers for enhanced legibility. Powered by a reliable Eco-Drive movement. Other features include a date and Chronograph complication, a stainless steel bracelet fastened with a deployment clasp for added security, and a water-resistance up to 100 metres. Explore the full Citizen range.