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18.03.2015

Casio to Release Hybrid G-SHOCK with Titanium 64 Bezel
Receives Both GPS and Radio Wave Time-Calibration Signals;

BASEL, March 18, 2015 – Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the latest addition to the G-SHOCK line of shock-resistant watches. With a titanium case, the new G-SHOCK GPW-1000T commands a powerful presence with even less weight, and receives both Global Positioning System (GPS) and radio wave time-calibration signals.

Starting in 2014, Casio has been creating new products based on its "Global Time Sync" development concept of offering analog watches for a global era. From G-SHOCK and OCEANUS watches that receive GPS and radio wave time-calibration signals, to EDIFICE watches that can be linked with smartphones, Casio watches are gaining acclaim as advanced time keeping systems that deliver accurate time anywhere in the world.

The new GPW-1000T watch expands the lineup of watches based on the "Global Time Sync" concept and is based on the GPW-1000 watch that has the latest hybrid timekeeping system. The main parts, including the bezel and back of the case are made of lightweight, rust-resistant titanium, retaining the toughness and performance of a G-SHOCK watch while weighing approximately 10% less than the GPW-1000, yet maintaining the distinct feel of metal. The bezel is made from hard Ti64*¹ alloy to resist stresses to this part of the watch, making for a rugged and scratch-resistant design.
* 1 Ti64 is a type of alloy made from 90% titanium, 6% aluminum, and 4% vanadium

Casio will also release the GPW-1000TBS, which is based on the GPW-1000T model, with Aged IP treatment, it is a Basel Special model available worldwide. The Basel Special Model has a hardened look with gold and black ion plating, expressing the toughness of a G-SHOCK watch that can withstand extreme conditions.

Specifications

 

Construction

Shock-resistant; resistant to centrifugal gravitational force; vibration
resistant

Water Resistance

20 bar

 

GPS Signal Frequency

 

1575.42MHz

 

Radio Frequency

77.5 kHz (DCF77: Germany); 60 kHz (MSF: UK); 60 kHz (WWVB:
USA); 40 kHz (JJY: Fukushima, Japan) / 60 kHz (JJY: Kyushu, Japan); 68.5 kHz (BPC: China)

 

GPS Signal Reception

Time-calibration (auto,*2 manual); acquisition of position information
(manual)
*2 GPS signals are received automatically when the watch recognized they are available in the area.

 

Radio Wave Reception

Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up
to five times a day)

 

World Time

27 cities (40 time zones, daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated
Universal Time

 

Stopwatch

1/20-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 24 minutes; elapsed
time

Countdown Timer

Measuring unit: 1 second (maximum 24 hours)

Alarm

1 independent daily alarm

 

Other Functions

Full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; battery level indicator; LED
light with afterglow: 3.0 seconds

Power Source

Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)

 

Continuous Operation

About 18 months with the power-saving function*3  ON after full
charge
*3 Power-saving after a certain period in a dark location

Size of Case

66.0 × 56.0 × 18.8 mm

Total Weight

Approx. 110g



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