Citizen Chrono Master Elite Special 4-520840Y

Elite Special

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Citizen Chrono Master Elite Special Ref. 4-520840Y

This is why we love vintage Citizens. The exceptional case finishing, especially for the time, great proportions and low-beat automatic movement - a dream watch for many.

Quick facts

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Brand: Citizen
Model: Chrono Master Elite Special
Reference: 4-520840Y
Year: 1969
Case: Stainless steel, 36mm
Caliber: Citizen 5240, automatic

Owner of this watch: Margus

What about it

As the name says - Elite Special!

Indulge in the timeless allure of vintage Citizens. Revel in the exquisite craftsmanship of the era, where each watch is a masterpiece with exceptional case finishing that defied the norms. The proportions are nothing short of perfection, and the low-beat automatic movement adds an enchanting rhythm, making this vintage gem a dream watch cherished by connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike.

A masterpiece that stands out with its captivating blue dial. This isn't your run-of-the-mill watch; it's a bold departure from the conventional, boasting a dazzling bright blue under the sunlight, transforming into a mysterious shade of black in the shadows. At its center, a unique vertical shade dances with the light, playing a mesmerizing game of darker and lighter hues as you shift your gaze. The meticulously applied hour markers, devoid of any luminous material, add a touch of sophistication. The hands, elegantly simple and polished, are exclusive to this model, making a statement all their own.

The movement inside is Citizen calibre automatic 5240 with 33 jewels, beating at 18,000 vph. It is the one that you can find in a day-date Chrono Master. Really nice finish, hacking, quick set date and really precise.

Also, good read about Chrono Masters on VCW

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Citizen Chrono Master Elite Special
Citizen Chrono Master Elite Special
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Availability: very rare
A couple not so good samples

Pricing: 2,500+ €
(Feb 2024)



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