Accutron Adds Two Fresh Styles to the Spaceview 2020 Collection

The Spaceview watch holds a significant place in horological history. It was first introduced by Bulova in 1960 and quickly gained recognition for its innovative design. The Spaceview was unlike any other watch of its time, featuring a transparent dial that showcased the intricate inner workings of the watch. This groundbreaking design allowed wearers to witness the mesmerizing tuning fork movement in action. The tuning fork movement was a revolutionary advancement in timekeeping accuracy. This unique movement vibrated at an unprecedented frequency, ensuring precise and reliable timekeeping.

The Accutron Spaceview 2020 Collection pays homage to the original Spaceview model while incorporating modern design elements and technological advancements. The new generation Spaceview watches boast a range of impressive features and design elements that set them apart from other timepieces in the market. One of the standout features is the Swiss made precision electrostatic movement. The drive coil for the stepper motor replaces the copper coils of the tuning fork to complete the reflection.

“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 of 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.”

Accutron has developed an innovative new movement utilizing electrostatic motor design principles to power their latest timepieces. This drive system, a culmination of ten years of research and development, incorporates electrodes and human motion to generate and store energy. The electrostatic motor propels the seconds hand, while two smaller electrostatic generators rotate the rotor. Excess energy is stored in an accumulator, providing power for the hour and minute hands. The rotor, prominently displayed on the dial, spins gracefully at a high speed, captivating observers.

Incorporating the electrostatic drive technology, Accutron introduces a quartz watch that eliminates the need for battery changes. The watch features an “Energy Conserving Function” mode, which activates when no motion is detected for more than five minutes, conserving power by halting the seconds hand movement. This mode allows the watch to maintain accurate timekeeping for up to ten days, with the potential to retain power for up to 5 years in a dormant state. For active wearers, the power reserve can extend to a decade or more, offering unrivaled convenience and longevity.

Accutron has introduced the latest additions to the Spaceview 2020 collection with two new styles. These watches boast a polished stainless-steel case, showcasing a green transparent open-work dial with a transparent outer ring. The timepieces also feature white hour and minute hands with Super-LumiNova center, an orange second hand, and domed double box sapphire crystal. They are available with either a matte black or green genuine American alligator strap.

The watch has a considerable wrist presence with 43.5mm in diameter and 15.9mm in thickness with a protective fixed bezel and angular lugs slanting outwards. The crown is engraved with Accutron’s signature tuning fork logo and offers 50m water resistance rating. The luminous hands and dot indexes furnish optimal legibility in the dark.

“These new introductions showcase the continued success of the Spaceview 2020 design,” said Jeffrey Cohen, President, Citizen Watch America. “We are pleased to offer more variation across this timeless collection.”

While Accutron offers a range of retro futuristic watches, the Spaceview 2020 collection stands out for its unique design and historical significance. This collection represents a fusion of heritage and modernity, appealing to both traditional watch collectors and those seeking cutting-edge technology. The electrostatic movement is a great equalizer in a watch industry dominated by mechanical, quartz, and smart watches.

Tech Specs

Accutron Spaceview 2020 (Ref. 2ES6A005A and 2ES6A005B)

Movement: Accutron caliber NS30, quartz resonator with dual stepper motor and electrostatic drive system for the hands
Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds
Case: 43.5mm; stainless steel; water resistant to 50m
Dial: Openworked green with orange seconds hand; luminescent hour markers
Strap: Ethically sourced matte black or green genuine American alligator strap
Price: USD 3,850

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