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CASIO to Release Slimmest Ever OCEANUS Watches
Sophisticated Profile with Elegant Curved Lines, Just 9.4mm Deep

Basel, March 20, 2019 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the latest additions to its OCEANUS line of watches, which are designed to capture the essence of “Elegance and Technology.” The new OCEANUS Manta is the thinnest-ever OCEANUS and features an aesthetically delightful, sophisticated profile. Two models will be released, the limited edition OCW-S5000S, with just 200 watches to be sold worldwide, and the S5000E.

Both the OCW-S5000S and OCW-S5000E are thinner than any previous OCEANUS watches. CASIO achieved the slim design by reducing the thickness and size of the components, shaving size in increments as small as 1/100th of a millimetre, and by using high-density mounting to place all the components on one side of the circuit board rather than on both sides as in previous models. The result is a thin profile just 9.4 mm deep, 2.3 mm thinner than the existing model.

The bezel on the new watches is multi-dimensionally cut to show 16 facets, yielding a distinctive design worthy of an OCEANUS. The watches also sport a sophisticated, new profile which, in silhouette, reveals curving lines flowing from the case to the band.
The new models receive radio wave time-calibration signals, and they also connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth®, to ensure accurate time. When paired with a smartphone, the user can easily and intuitively set the world time to any of over 300 cities. The watches also automatically switch between time zones and adjust for daylight savings time.

• OCW-S5000S — OCEANUS 15th Anniversary Model (limited edition of 200 watches worldwide) This special model boasts inset dials crafted of mother-of-pearl, finished in blue while still preserving its natural texture. It also employs a sapphire crystal outer ring on the dial, cut to show 24 facets and treated with a vapour deposition finish in a gradation from blue to light blue. The dial also has a vapour deposition finish that enhances both colour and texture, elegantly presenting the blue brand colour. The titanium case and band feature a new Blue-AIP® (Arc Ion Plating) treatment that offers enhanced wear resistance.

• OCW-S5000E
The OCW-S5000E features a deep black bezel treated with a diamond-like carbon (DLC) finish that increases hardness. The inset dials have a vapour deposition finish in the blue brand colour. The outer ring on each inset dial is finished in a brilliant new colour using sputtering technology to accentuate the sophisticated look of the watch.


OCW-S5000S / S5000E

Water Resistance

10 bar

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)

Radio Wave Reception

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



Bluetooth® low energy

Signal Range

Up to 2m (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)


1 second; measuring capacity: 23:59’59; measuring modes: elapsed time

Other Features

Smartphone Link functions (world time: over 300 cities, automatic time adjustment, easy watch setting), Phone Finder, automatic hand correction (hour, minute and second hand), day and date display, full auto-calendar, battery level indicator, world time (27 cities, Coordinated Universal Time, 38 time zones, home time swapping)

Power Source

Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)

Continuous Operation

About 18 months with the power-saving function* ON after full charge

* Power-saving after a certain period in a dark location

Size of Case

48.8 × 42.3 × 9.4 mm

Total Weight

Approx. 82g

AIP® (Arc Ion Plating) is a registered trademark of Kobe Steel, Ltd. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Casio Computer Co., Ltd. is under license.

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