According to SJX via WWDJapan, Citizen will introduce a tourbillon June 2017, as to celebrate the 300th anniversary of department store chains Daimaru, which dates back to 1717. The tourbillon wristwatch will be available in a 42 mm diameter white gold case, with a white enamel dial, powered by a hand-wound movement with vertical striping on the bridges and chamfered edges akin to the decoration found on high-end Swiss watch caliber.

Except it is made in Japan.

With that said, it is important to note that Citizen watch group owns Swiss watch specialists La Joux-Perret, Arnold & Son, and the Frederique Constant Group, so I think it is safe to say they had some help from Switzerland. The retail price will be approximately $90,000 when it goes on sale next month.

Posted by:Jason Pitsch

Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good craftsmanship in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type: watchmaking.