The company was established in1918. The founding fathers selected the name Citizen so that it would be close to people's hearts everywhere. During the last 85 years Citizen has expanded its business throughout the world and achieved recognition as a global brand. Beyond sheer size, Citizen is also recognised as a worldwide leader in advanced technology. From the world's slimmest LCD watch to the first voice recognition watch and the world's first professional dive watch with an electronic depth sensor, Citizen's record of world's firstsï¿½ is unmatched.