Designed for toughness
CASIO Computer Co Ltd has once again captured the hearts of G- Shock fans with the development of the world’s first hybrid time- keeping system in the form of the GPW- 1000.
The watch is capable of receiving both Global Positioning System ( GPS) and has a hybrid radio wave time calibration system.
The GPS allows the watch to pinpoint its current location, letting the watch adjust itself to the current time zone.
The watch makes use of a hybrid system of GPS location and Casio’s Multiband 6 technology to synchronise with six atomic tranmission stations around the world to accurately set the time by itself.
If the wearer travels abroad, he can quickly recalibrate the watch to the accurate time zone with a simple press of a button. The recalibration process only takes up to a minute.
The watch displays two different time zones simultaneously. The time zone is indicated on the minute/ hour hands and inset dials.
The G- Shock was born in 1983 out of an engineer’s passion for creating an “unbreakable watch”, challenging the common notion of fragile wristwatches at that time.
Since then, the G- Shock series has evolved through the incorporation of advanced technology and Casio’s devotion to creating incredibly tough watches.
Casio may have in its hands the most durable watch it has ever created. Combined with GPS and hybrid radio wave technologies, the GPW- 1000 can be worn in the densest of jungles and highest of desert dunes, underwater or in the busiest metropolis and still be able to accurately tell time, while not getting a scratch on it.
The watch’s durability is achieved with Casio’s Triple G Resist structure that allows the GPW- 1000 to withstand shocks, centrifugal force and harsh vibrations.
The protruding case and bezel design protect the glass from any impact from drops.
To enhance the watch’s toughness, the case is coated with DLC ( diamond- like coating) and attached to it is a carbon fibre insert band, which is reinforced with resin. This makes the watch almost scratchproof.
The case houses ultra- small motors beneath the bezels, which makes room for the GPS antenna and GPS LSI to be installed.
These highly important components are secured in a single module under the casing, protecting the workings.
Casio’s Tough Solar charging system enables higher- efficiency light reception that supports the stable operation of various high- load functions.
The GPW- 1000 also consumes little power. The watch features a new lowpower consumption, high- performance GPS LSI and high- output solar cell.
The solar cell is able to absorb solar energy, to power the watch’s GPS, LED ( light- emitting diode) lighting and motor.
The watch also has high- luminosity LED lighting that lights up the face of the watch, allowing wearers to tell time in the dark.
Currently, there are several colour variations and models available in the GPW- 1000 series, including GPW- 1000- 1A, which features blue- painted bezels, black case and band and a red and black crown; the GPW- 1000- 1B, which features an allblack case, band and crown; the GPW1000- 4A, which features a bronze- painted bezel, orange and black band and a black crown; and the limited edition GPW1000TBS- 1A, which features a gold ionplated case and a special vintage look that is achieved by ageing 6- 4 titanium.
For more information, visit www. casio- intl. com.