Citizen Promaster Altichron Watch Updated For 2017 Hands-On

Citizen Promaster Altichron Watch Updated For 2017 Hands-On

With the reference BN5058-07E watch, Citizen of Japan absolutely reconsiders the past age “avant-garde moderne”  Promaster Altichron into something that I feel is accurately much more standard. The past age Altichron was a fantasy piece for anybody that sees themselves as an enthusiast of eccentric, yet genuine apparatus watches. In 2014, they even delivered a super specialty and cool restricted model, the Altichron Cirrus . For 2017 Citizen needed to make the extremely viable and amazing usefulness of the Promaster Altichron a touch more standard in style, so what we presently have is an exquisite plan concentrate in more moderate and conventional plan components as applied to the topic of the Altichron. Did I notice the new 2017 Altichron watches are estimated extensively lower than previously? There is that too.

All pictures by Ariel Adams & David Bredan

What device subject is addressed by the Altichron? Indeed, the name “Altichron” (initially presented by Citizen in the last part of the 1980s) combines “altitude” with “chronometer,” yet the better method to think about the watch is as an all-simple watch that combines time-telling with a compass and altimeter –in a solid Citizen Eco-Drive light fueled development package.


The Altichron reference BN5058-07E close by a unique from the 1980s.

Compared to the past age Altichron models, the BN5058-07E is essentially vintage-styled, however not bad. Citizen received a more pilot-watch style subject that appears as though the Altichron mated with a 1960s military pilot chronograph.

With that said, the sheer profundity of the dial doesn’t cause the Altichron to feel like whatever else. The dial should be so profound on the grounds that the middle stem needs to accommodate five hands, in addition to a 6th hand on the dial for the multi-reason auxiliary dial.  You likewise get the date. Development is, as I get it, unaltered for this refreshed Promaster Altichron that keeps on containing the Citizen type 3290 Eco-Drive quartz development. Notwithstanding the time, compass, altimeter (that measures in truly enormous portions up to 32,000 feet), and schedule, the dial has a force save marker for the battery life.

People by and large utilize the Altichron as such a universally handy experience watch for when elevation is required, however not in a very exact way. More helpful than the altimeter (for most, given current innovation), is the compass –which can demonstrate truly convenient. Citizen actually makes the Promaster Altichron a ton like a jump watch, so this 46mm wide steel case is water impervious to 200m. Indeed, you can jump with it, yet the altimeter framework isn’t actually intended to work as a profundity check for plunging. So this watch wouldn’t be just about as fitting as other Promaster watches under the sea.


Fitting the vintage military watch look is the dark hued turning bezel, just as the calm looking white hour markers and hands against the generally matte dark dial. The outcome is entirely clear and moderate, with a wonderful accentuation on unadulterated usefulness (with a little trace of shading). This is the value point where I would begin to anticipate sapphire precious stones, so I think I am by all account not the only one wishing Citizen utilized an AR-covered sapphire gem instead of an AR-covered mineral crystal.

Citizen gives a valiant effort to utilize configuration stunts to help outwardly lessen the mass of the Promaster Altichron. Regardless of how they dress it, the watch will in any case be quite huge. I think a group of people yet to come Altichron has the right to be significantly more modest. This is fundamentally the size of a smartwatch, and you know there isn’t need for a battery or a screen, or GPS besides. In this way, if the development size is the thing that is keeping the Altichron so thick, there may be an incentive in attempting to design a more modest one. We realize Citizen can do it, obviously. It is simply an issue of need at the company. I simply assume there is a business opportunity for a thin Promaster “navigation watch” with a compass complication.

The development has a crown at 4 o’clock, two pushers on the left-half of the case, and furthermore a passage for the gaseous tension sensor for the altimeter. Citizen says the watch is for a “semi-proficient adventurer.” I’m not in reality sure who may establish an expert globe-trotter nowadays beside somebody like Indiana Jones. Perhaps Citizen has a few recommendations on where one –semi-expertly, of course –should look for adventure?

Attached to the steel case is a dark polyurethane lash that is comfortable, regardless of whether it isn’t a style chief. Citizen frequently matches lashes with in any case extraordinary watches that are best supplanted with something that may make for a superior top of the line look. I think on a dark cowhide pilot style tie, the Citizen Promaster Altichron may look truly cool. Retail cost for the Citizen Promaster Altichron BN5058-07E watch is $550 USD. us.citizenwatch.com