Citizen silver leaf review

Introducing the Citizen Silver Leaf Lacquer: Watch Review

A complete package of timeless design, craftsmanship, and elegance

Date Published
June 19, 2023
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Gnomon Watches
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The Citizen Silver Leaf Lacquer collection has garnered significant attention in the horological world, blending timeless elegance with exceptional craftsmanship. With a rich heritage in watchmaking and a commitment to technological innovation, Citizen has consistently delivered exceptional timepieces, and the Silver Leaf collection is no exception.

The watch flaunts classic style with tasteful proportions and typical Japanese style. The highlight lies in the refined dial that further compromises the elegant design. In this review, we delve into the extraordinary craftsmanship and design of the Citizen Silver Leaf Lacquer collection, which epitomizes timeless elegance and precision. 

What to Expect in the Citizen Silver Leaf Lacquer Collection

Citizen is a renowned brand in the world of horology, consistently delivering exceptional timepieces that combine precision, innovation, and style. Among its impressive collection, the Citizen Silver Leaf stands out as a true embodiment of timeless elegance and meticulous craftsmanship.

The Citizen Silver Leaf collection represents a harmonious blend of classic design and contemporary aesthetics. These watches are meticulously crafted with utmost attention to detail, resulting in a collection that exudes sophistication and refinement.

The textured aquamarine blue dial of Citizen Collection Silver Leaf Lacquer Dial Blue Ref. NB1060-12L
The textured aquamarine blue dial of Citizen Collection Silver Leaf Lacquer Dial Blue Ref. NB1060-12L

One of the most striking features of the Citizen Silver Leaf collection is its elegant design. The watches boast sleek, slim profiles that effortlessly grace the wearer’s wrist. 

The attention to detail is evident in the intricate dial designs, which showcase a harmonious balance of simplicity and sophistication. The dials are adorned with exquisite patterns, including delicate leaf motifs, lending a touch of nature-inspired beauty to each timepiece.

Citizen Silver Leaf Review

Interested to know more and look closer to the Citizen Silver Leaf Lacquer collection? The review below will take you through every element of the watch.

To get you started, there are two options you can choose from, Citizen Collection Silver Leaf Lacquer Dial White Ref. NB1060-04A and Citizen Collection Silver Leaf Lacquer Dial Blue Ref. NB1060-12L.

Dressy Watch Case

The Citizen Silver Leaf showcases a design that seamlessly blends classic and contemporary elements. Its sleek, stainless steel case measures 38.2 mm in diameter, striking a perfect balance between presence and wearability. As for the thickness it only measures 12 mm and a lug-to-lug of a mere 46.5mm.

Slim and dressy watch case of Citizen Silver Leaf Lacquer Dial Blue
Slim and dressy watch case of Citizen Silver Leaf Lacquer Dial Blue

The case is made of 316L stainless steel, featuring a mixture of high-polished and satin-brushed surfaces. The result is a multi-dimensional effect to enhance the watch’s stylish design. 

Further, Citizen uses the brand’s proprietary Duratect to coat the stainless steel and ensure the watch case will look as good as new for as long as possible. Duratect is actually a hardened coating used to prevent scratches on the watch’s surface. 

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Enchanting Dial 

The watch features a minimalist dial with a sunburst pattern that radiates captivating reflections as light dances across its surface. As for the dial, you get two options here: aquamarine blue (Ref. NB1060-12L) and silver-colored (Ref. NB1060-04A).

Regardless of the color, both dial options are identical and flaunt elegance with dauphine-style hands, applied baton indices, and a double-baton at 12, as well as a date window at the 3 o’clock position to add practicality. 

Enchanting dial  Citizen Silver Leaf Lacquer Dial Blue
Enchanting dial Citizen Silver Leaf Lacquer Dial Blue
Textured white dial of Citizen Collection Silver Leaf Lacquer Dial White
Textured white dial of Citizen Collection Silver Leaf Lacquer Dial White

Protecting the dial is a piece of dual spherical sapphire glass that features a non-reflective coating, aiding in the dial’s legibility in adverse lighting conditions. The textured dial has also been the Citizen’s signature that exudes the color of pure silk, signifying purity, and elegance. 

However, the dial production makes it unique compared to others. As the name suggests, the dial is made using the Silver Leaf technique. After that, it will be lacquered made by spray-painting a few layers of lacquer on the base dial. 

Once the spraying is finished, the dial goes into the oven at high heat, similar to the production of an enamel dial. The dials are then carefully hand-polished to give them their characteristic high sheen. 

Reliable and Robust Movement

The movement showcases an exposed winding rotor, granting the wearer an enhanced perspective of the intricate inner workings of the 9011 caliber. This feature offers a more gratifying experience when observing the movement through the transparent caseback. 

A robust and reliable 9011 movement
A robust and reliable 9011 movement

The 9011 movement, belonging to the well-established Miyota 90XX series, has a long-standing reputation for reliability and durability, and this holds true for the 9011 model. While bearing similarities to other movements within the Miyota 90XX series, the 9011 movement is exclusively manufactured for Citizen.

It encompasses 24 jewels, operates at a frequency of 28,800 beats per hour, and boasts a power reserve of approximately 42 hours. The stated accuracy is within -10 to +20 seconds per day. 

Supple Leather Strap

The watch’s slender profile is further enhanced by the supple leather strap, offering both comfort and sophistication. The leather straps measured 19 mm and each dial color has different color straps – black leather for the silver-colored dial and blue leather for the aquamarine dial.

Black leather strap to complement the clean white dial
Black leather strap to complement the clean white dial
Blue leather strap of the Citizen Silver Leaf Lacquer Dial Blue with a  deployant buckle that bears the Citizen signature
Blue leather strap of the Citizen Silver Leaf Lacquer Dial Blue with a deployant buckle that bears the Citizen signature

The strap gradually narrows towards a deployant buckle that bears the Citizen signature. This leather strap harmonizes flawlessly with the watch case and dials, providing a sophisticated aesthetic and exceptional comfort simultaneously.

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Other Details to Know

Despite being a dressy timepiece with a simple and elegant design, the watch has water resistance for up to 100m. That said, you don’t have to worry about water splashes or pouring rain. 

Moreover, you can simply transition from office to pool party without taking the timepiece off your wrist or worrying about it getting wet. Wouldn’t it sound great to have a rugged dress watch, right?

As for the price, you can get this complete package at an affordable price of under $1000. The silver-colored dial is available in our store at $759.00 USD while the aquamarine blue dial at $799.00 USD.

Final Thought

The Citizen Silver Leaf collection encapsulates the essence of timeless elegance and precision. With their refined designs and superior craftsmanship, these watches are a testament to Citizen’s mastery of the art of horology. 

If you are in search of a watch that seamlessly combines classic aesthetics with contemporary appeal, the Citizen Silver Leaf collection is undoubtedly worth considering. 

Read also: Citizen Watches Under $1000: Unlocking Affordable Innovation

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