When the first Accutron watch launched a few years ago, many were enamored with clever styling and interesting tech. The original Spaceview 2020 featured a fascinating tuning-fork movement that looked like something out of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Now the company has launched the Spaceview Evolution, a watch similar to the 2020 model but now featuring a movement powered by electrostatic electricity.

The watch features a 43.5mm case with a dome double box sapphire crystal. It is water resistant to 50 meters.

Accutron Evolution Watch: In Detail

From the release:

While utilizing the same iconic and distinctive case of the Spaceview 2020, the new Spaceview Evolution features an updated orientation of the movement by 30 degrees to give the watches an entirely new look – the turbines are shifted, and the crown is positioned at two o’clock. New bridgework detail is also incorporated with fine knurled finishing along with blue and black contrast screws for a pop of color.

The new Spaceview Evolution is powered by Accutron’s proprietary movement powered by electrostatic energy, 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.

The new model costs $3,950 and comes in blue or grey.

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“We are proud to expand the Accutron Spaceview assortment powered by electrostatic energy, a world’s first,” said Jeffrey Cohen, President of Citizen Watch America. “The new Spaceview Evolution is a true design progression of the Spaceview 2020 that marked the return of Accutron’s timekeeping legacy.”

The watches are shipping this month and you can pick one up here.

ByJohn Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

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