Take A Look At The Citizen Eco-Drive Nova Concept Men's Replica Watch
Today’s Citizen replica watches are products that most people associate with light. This is thanks to the Japanese brand’s extremely successful Eco-Drive family of movements. Most Citizen replica watches you are likely to own these days contain one of these useful movements. The hallmark characteristic of an Eco-Drive movement is that they are solar powered. In reality, most any light will do. Eco-Drives are quartz movements that run on batteries, but batteries the owner does not need to replace. Inside each Eco-Drive movement is a rechargeable battery that Citizen says can be good for up to 30 years or longer in many instances. Light enters through the replica watch dial to recharge the low energy consumption movements.
Contained in an array of basic replica watches, the Eco-Drive technology is also used for more sophisticated or experimental Citizen replica watches. One such Citizen concept replica watch for 2012 doesn’t just rely on light for power, but also emits it.
The visual splendor of the 2012 Citizen Eco-Drive Nova Replica is pretty much unrivaled by any other timepiece this year. Maybe ever. Encountering it at this year’s Baselworld replica watch and jewelry show, we were entranced by the lively graphical display that seemed to hauntingly contain some light-based life form. The dial of the Eco-Drive Nova replica watch doesn’t just light up, but practically comes alive – living with light in an animated display.
Citizen discussed little in terms of how the Eco-Drive Nova replica watch actually works. Set on display with accompanying videos, they instead preferred to show off the concept and let us guess for ourselves. The replica watch itself comes in black or white with a large dial, integrated strap, and large domed sapphire crystal over the face. An impressively sized crown is included to remind you that it is indeed a timepiece.
The dial itself is a curious creation. It is made up of almost organic looking hexagons, each with smaller sections inside. These sections look almost like foam bubbles, and the light does reflect off nearby “cells.” The bluish-white light seems to come from behind the dial and moves around the entire face elegantly. Programmed routines in the replica watch have the lights moves around whimsically, beautifully, artistically, and likely very somewhat utilitarian.