The company was established in 1924. The founding fathers selected the name Citizen so it would be "Close to the Hearts of People Everywhere" and soon after adopted the company's formal name, Citizen Watch Company. During the last seventy-five years Citizen has expanded its business throughout the world and has achieved recognition as the global brand. The past twenty-five year period has coincided with the company's dramatic rise to its current position as the world's largest watchmaker, a distinction Citizen has held every year since 1986. Since its very beginnings, watchmakers have continually strived for the most accurate time keeping possible. In 2011, CITIZEN first invented a unique satellite timekeeping technology, “Satellite Wave”, which enables watches to receive time signals from GPS satellites and display precise time and date anywhere in the world. Combined with our Eco-Drive technology, our watches with Satellite Wave technology never require battery changes nor time setting by rotating crown.