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Pretend you’ve got an arc reactor with the Citizen Tony Stark

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Collaborations between comic companies and watch brands are nothing new. I’ve talked about several different Batman ones, but as of late, Marvel seems to have taken much of the spotlight. One of the more recent ones is the Citizen Tony Stark.

On the surface of things, this is a pretty solid sort of thing to implement. You’ve got the bezel proclaiming that Tony has a heart, you’ve got the Iron Man helmet up at 12 o’clock, and you’ve got the Eco-Drive movement keeping things self powered and going (just like the arc reactor). Where it breaks down – at least for me – is how they implemented the arc reactor motif.

This should have been a slam dunk. Using trapezoidal indices to represent the reactor? That’s some straight-up genius. But them someone got a little too happy with implementing the Iron Man color scheme (red and gold) and totally messed up. For example, what color is the arc reactor?

That’s right – it’s a bright blue that verges on white due to the light spilling out of it. Red? No, not so much. Sure, perhaps there’s some variant out there that I simply don’t know about, but this is calling to the Endgame movie – and it was that blueish white. So, yeah, they did Tony wrong here.

If you don’t agree, well, that’s your opinion, and you can head on over to Citizen and pay up for one. The MSRP is listed at $350 but it looks like they’ve got it listed at $280, so perhaps some small concession to the color scheme mix-up. citizenwatch.com

Tech Specs from Citizen

  • Case: 43mm, stainless steel, black
  • Movement: J810 Eco-Drive
  • Dial: black
  • WR: 50m
  • Crystal: Mineral

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