New York, NY (August 25, 2021) – First unveiled in 1960 to universal acclaim, Accutron, known as the world’s first fully electronic watch, has been declared one of the most important innovations in the history of watchmaking. With the same passion for innovation and groundbreaking technology, Accutron adds to their Spaceview collection offering two new models of the world’s first watches powered by electrostatic energy.
The proprietary Accutron movement powered by electrostatic energy is created by twin turbines that rotate as a result of human motion at incredible speeds between two electrodes affixed to the movement. The energy, stored in an accumulator, powers two motors; a world’s first electrostatic motor fueling the fluid second hand and a step motor powering the hour and minute hands. Both motors are synchronized through integrated circuits to provide accuracy to +/- 5 seconds a month.
After a decade of dedicated research and development, Accutron unveiled the Spaceview 2020 and now a year later adds to the collection. Recreating the stunning visual impact of the original open dial design with the exact-same signature green accents with the all-new electrostatic energy movement, Accutron commemorates the Spaceview’s place in avant-garde timepiece history. Born in an era of unparalleled risk-taking, the 1960s Accutron Spaceview was a landmark achievement and immediate sensation. By deconstructing the design of the outer case and exposing the state-of-the-art tuning fork movement, it transformed into the purest example of design integrity and technical excellence. Over time, it became an iconic masterpiece.
Featuring a 43.5mm polished stainless steel case with super luminous hands and markers, a domed scratch resistant sapphire crystal and water resistant to 50m, the new styles come with either a matte green or bright orange genuine alligator strap – sourced in the US - with easy release spring bar. Both styles are limited releases and retail for $3,650. The green genuine alligator strap is also available for purchase separately.
“These new timepieces, powered by electrostatic energy are the first of their kind and pay tribute to the iconic Spaceview design that gave Accutron the recognition of being an industry trailblazer,” said Jeffrey Cohen, President, Citizen Watch America. “Accutron will continue to maintain its position at the forefront of timekeeping accuracy and is committed to upholding an extraordinary legacy of excellence in design, style and technology.”