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Casio Introduces New OCEANUS Watch Featuring Rich Functionality and Smooth Feel - A Chronograph Evoking the Image of City Lights Reflecting in a Midnight OceanBASEL, March 23, 2011 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the release of a new OCEANUS solar-powered radio-controlled watch. The new OCW-T1000D comes with Casio’s “Smart Access” system, which makes its powerful functions easier to use than ever.
True to the OCEANUS identity of elegance and technology, every OCEANUS solar-powered radio-controlled watch delivers outstanding functionality in a full metal case. OCEANUS watches have been very well received for their refined, sporty European design, ultra-reliable high-performance movement, and functionality driven by five independent motors that move each hand smoothly.
The new OCW-T1000D chronograph features Casio’s “Smart Access” system for easy use of multiple functions, including a 1/20-second stopwatch and a multi time function that displays the current time in 29 cities.
The design of the new watch evokes the image of the ocean reflecting city lights in the middle of the night. The deep metallic blue of the inset dials reflects a range of hues depending on the angle of the light. The black dial and the composed, mature design add up to a sophisticated urban air.
A synthetic sapphire engraved with the OCEANUS logo adorns the crown. The sparkling and translucent deep blue color of the gem conveys the watch’s high quality. The titanium case and band have received titanium-carbide processing to make them scratch resistant, while the individual segments of the band have undergone Sallaz polishing for a lustrous finish. Fine touches like these make the OCW-T1000D a special watch with a high-quality presence. The “Smart Access” system independently drives the centrally positioned hour, minute, and second hands using separate motors. As a result, when the stopwatch is reset or the watch is switched to time display, the individual hands are able to move quickly without any interference, for the feeling of smooth operation.
The OCW-T1000D also features a contactless electronic crown switch driven by a magnetic sensor. In addition to setting the hands by intuitively turning the crown, the crown can also be pushed like a button to switch easily between functions.
Built with Casio’s high-performance Tough Movement,* which receives time-calibration signals from six transmitters worldwide, the OCW-T1000D offers the reliability of continually accurate timekeeping powered by solar technology.
* A slim, high-performance, radio-controlled solar-powered movement that has four vital functions: Multi-Band 6 technology for receiving time-calibration signals transmitted over wide areas from six stations in the world (two in Japan, and one each in China, the US, Germany, and the UK); solar power system operation; an auto hand home position correction that returns hands to their proper position automatically if they slip out of place; and hybrid mount construction for added shock resistance.
|Water Resistance||10 Bar|
|Radio Frequencies||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 China: where five times a day); manual reception|
|Multi Time||Two home times can be set from the times of 29 cities (29 time zones; daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time|
|Stopwatch||1/20-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 120 minutes|
|Countdown Timer||Measuring unit: 1 second; input range: 1 minute to 60 minutes (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)|
|Other Functions||Automatic hand correction; battery recharge warning; date and day of the week display; full auto-calendar; 24-hour timekeeping|
|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||47.4 × 45.1 × 12.0 mm|
|Total Weight||Approx. 100 g|
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