Today we offer this extremely rare Citizen Ace A515801 "Lady" dial.
Whether you're a fervent admirer of art, a collector, or an individual in pursuit of a distinctive cultural allure, Ukiyo-e prints offer a spellbinding odyssey into Japan's artistic heritage. No trip to Japan would be complete without taking in the rich artistic tradition of ukiyo-e, the colorful woodblock prints that have an outsize influence on art and design around the world. A visit to Japan would be inadequate without immersing oneself in the abundant artistic heritage of ukiyo-e, the vibrant woodblock prints that hold a significant impact on global art and design.
During the 60s, Citizen released three limited models with unique dials illustrating Ukiyo-e artwork made by Hokusai as souvenirs for visiting overseas tourists. This Citizen Ace was one of these limited Ukiyo-e models and features a beautiful drawing of a dancing lady.
Similar to its Hi-Line sister, this Citizen Ace features a 36mm CGP 14K Gold Plated case with beveled lugs making it suitable for every wrist size. Gazing at the dial, the depiction of a graceful young woman in the artwork is guaranteed to capture your attention, thanks to its beautifully arranged elements and lively range of colors. The portrayal shows a dancing lady who appears to be in motion, holding a fan, inviting further engagement the longer you observe.
While the artwork itself is mesmerizing, it is also surrounded by beautifully arranged indexes which are elaborately engraved coupled with thin mountain hands which perfectly blend into the artwork. Powered by the low-beat 23J hand-wound Caliber 156, it is running at 18,000 BPH.
We paired this beautiful Lady variant with vintage crocodile straps from Maruman with its correct buckle to keep things classy from the Shōwa era but give it a shinier and more casual look.
Ships from Tokyo, Japan
Citizen Ace A515801 Lady dial
Overall, this Ace is in immaculate condition
The case is in very good condition with no signs of peeling or bumps. The crown is unsigned and appears to be original.
The dial is also in immaculate condition with no noticeable discoloration or stains.
The straps are Crocodile vintage made from Maruman and look in good shape. The Citizen buckle is in good condition
There are no noticeable scratches on the glass.
The original case-back is in very good condition with no signs of peeling.
DIAL: Original Lady illustration on the dial
CASE MATERIAL: CGP - Citizen Gold Plated
CASE DIMENSIONS: 36mm wide (excluding crown), 43mm tall, 8mm thick, lugs width 18mm.
CRYSTAL: Mineral Crystal
CASE BACK: Snap-in Gold filled
MOVEMENT: Citizen Manual-wound 23J Cal.156
Manufacturing date: February 1967
Service History: Unknown, ±20s/day
Bracelet/Strap: Vintage Crocodile straps from Maruman with the correct Citizen buckle.