The Nissan The Z is one of the most anticipated cars of the year and it’s not every day (in fact 12 years) that a new one comes out. So it’s only natural that there will be some extra fanfare to go with the car. In the case of watch maker Citizen, it comes in the form of a new Z-inspired limited edition watch.
The clock has two color, Ikazuchi Yellow and Seiran Blue. Before is starter color of the Z Proto concept and its face features a gradient dot pattern, also in Ikazuchi, meaning lightning, matching the design of Z. Seiran’s chair one, inspired by dark green Nissan has released the production car, featuring a matte finish designed to evoke “smooth new asphalt on the highway.”
The crown features a new Z logo, the same as the original 1969 Z logo, and is finished in the respective colors of the watch. The back of the box has a modern Nissan logo Released in 2020. Both come with a red seconds hand that is said to mimic the tachometer hand, although on the actual car the hand is digitally animated and doesn’t actually reach the center point of the gauge.
The watch uses Citizen’s Eco-Drive atomic current technology, which adjusts itself to the time zone and local calendar based on signals from the atomic clock. Its accuracy is said to have only error first second more than 100,000 years.
Nissan Z has always been positioned as sport car can go head-to-head with competitors far beyond its price point. So even though it seems more appropriate, even expected, for a Jaguar or Porsche Owners wear some expensive jewelry while driving their fancy wheels, would a Z car owner drop the four digits on a matching code? Each watch retails for $2,495.
It’s rare to drive a sports car of any kind these days, and we’d say that anyone who appreciates the performance of a 400-horsepower manual transmission is a man or woman of the era. Renaissance. There will probably be 3,400 of them, as each color will be limited to 1,700 pieces worldwide. The watch ships in March.