Gallants and their gallantry aside, watches are more than fashion accessories. That’s why there are wrist-wears to suit virtually any outdoor profession. Here, the intricate complications or the standard elegant watches don’t stand a chance. Some of these professional devices went through the toughest, real life tests and surpassed expectations in faces of hardships. The proven track records bring one back to the Citizen stock list.

The Citizen Promaster Skyhawk (EcoDrive, Titanium, Radio-Controlled World Time) is a prime one from the 3rd generation watches. The technology ideally suits day to day use, especially when traveling – or even better, flying. It qualifies as an authentic aviation tool with its GMT sub-dial and slide-rule bezel. There’s a perpetual calendar (till 2100) and pre-programming world time is possible for 43 cities, all in different time zones. The 660 feet water resistance makes it good for life in the wilds. A 99-minute countdown timer (with alarm) completes the package.

On the outside, it is stainless steel casing on a black rubber strap and features a black dial with LCD and background lights. Luminous hands and markers, rotating slide bezel, a mineral crystal glass and a Tang Clasp completes the scene.

Citizen Promaster Skyhawk EcoDrive Titanium Radio Controlled World Time Watch
Citizen Promaster Skyhawk EcoDrive Titanium Radio Controlled World Time Watch

The radio-controlled Skyhawk AT earned respects from aviation experts all over, its atomic timekeeping giving them the accuracy to fly safe and well. The digital display works battery-free on the Eco-Drive technology, on which the very watch is based.

Therefore, to sum it up all, this watch is the first choice for anyone looking for:

• A light-powered watch: The Eco-Drive Caliber U600 Japanese-quartz movement beats the rest in this aspect; indoor light or natural sunlight, both will keep it ticking.

• A massive power reserve: The minimum is 180 days while the extended reserve runs for a little over 2 years.

• Durability: Apart from the Titanium case (also the most bio-friendly metal), the SkyHawk has a hardened and non-reflective, mineral crystal glass. All that keeps water out, even at a depth of 600 feet.

• Rich features: There are 2 Alarms; the chronograph measures 1/100 second and up to 24 hours. The timer counts down till 99 minute and with the rotating slide rule bezel, finding the time at different zones is quick, at worst.