I’ve been writing a lot about digital watches the past week or so. With staple giants such as the likes of Casio G-Shocks and the jaw-dropping and eye-popping HD3 Slyde to finish off last week’s digital watch craze. But think of this, the digital watches of today were either for fashionistas who once a new piece every now and then, cause they’re simply insanely cheap compare to their mechanical counterparts, along with the convenience of usage and repeatability of it. Read more
Every month, we seem to be getting new color variations to the vast G-Shock collection of digital watches. There is no doubt in our mind that the Casio G-Shock revolutionizes the whole indestructible watch category and doing so made the G-Shock probably the most popular Japanese made watch in history. Read more
or this year’s Baselworld, Casio has unveiled the latest addition to their G-Shock MR-G line. Limited to only 50 pieces worldwide, the MR-G 8101JP features a black titanium case and band, complete with a ruby button and a hand-painted gold city ring. Set for an August release in Japan, the top-of-the-line watch offers G-Shock’s “Tough Movement” technology and auto adjustment functions and will retail for ¥630,000 JPY (approximately $7,665 USD). Read more
Four new models will be release on February 2012 from the popular series of Sky Cockpit in Japan. The Sky Cockpit is better known in the US as the Aviation line, G-Shock's very own Pilot watches, and one of its best selling analog watches to date. A successor to the already popular GW-2000 and GW-3000, the GW-4000 is born.
The watch is a full-on analog watch that can give other digital watches a run for its money in terms of functionalities. The watch is powered by Casio's patented Tough Movement that automatically re-align the hands of the watch and the needle position. It is also equipped with Tough Solar charging system, reducing the likelihood of changing the battery of the piece. As with all G-Shock piece, the watch will be sync to an Atomic Clock located in several locations around the world. It also includes chronograph or stopwatch function of up to 1/100 of a second, full auto calendar and water resistant of up to 20 bars. The piece will be similarly built to the Master of G series from G-Shock but with the exception that this is not a digital watch nor a ana-digi piece. Expect a superb built quality that could even rival some of the best from Japan. The highlight of the GW-4000 is that it is a world time watch unlike any other G-Shocks. The watch is configurable to up to 29 timezones including daylight saving, and is shown just like any other high end world watch, around the bezel of the piece. The whole line-up will be available in Japan by February and probably soon in the other regions. The watch will be price higher than the standard G-Shock pieces, but for G-Shock collectors or fans of the series will not be hesitant to get these as soon as they hit the shelves. The piece will probably be price the same as the current GW-3000. G-Shock Japan currently list the piece at 40,000 Yen for the resin straps and 54,000 Yen for the metal band edition which I find very much appealing. Be sure to check back soon for live photos and detail review on the GW-4000. In the mean time, I leave you with four photos for you to start deciding which color to pick before they hit the stores. Photos after the break.
Here's a sneak peek at some of the new G-Shock models set to be released in the second half of 2011. The Tough Solar GR-8900 features an enlarged backlight button which activates a Super Illuminator LED, while the analogue GA-120 takes inspiration from motorcycles with a brake-disc outer rim and the base of each gear resembling a bike gear.
G-Shock is set to dazzle with this new Metallic Gold pack set to drop in June. In slick black with a sparkling face, here's a preview of the GD-100GB-1DR, GX-56GB-1DR and the GA-110GB-1ADR which looks extra impressive with its exposed gears. Also set for release is an accompanying GDF-100GB and G-9300GB-1DR.
A new month means a brand new gaggle of G-Shocks. Hawaii’s In4mation is back with a regae inspired GLX-6900 bearing the creed “ONE LOVE” on the backlight. Hyper Color is back with a bang, with three crazy GA-110s, a pair of GD-100s and two lime Jason G-001s pummeling your pupils. There's also an Atomic Solar 6900, AWG-100 and AWG-500 for split second precision timekeeping.
Married to the Mob have a brand new Baby-G out this year. Check out this metallic pink BG-5600, which is adorned with the brand’s signature hot lips on the band. This Baby-G is refreshing for the ladies, as most G-Shock collaborations are done with men’s focused fashion labels and brands. Release details are yet to be officially confirmed. Casio has been staying on their grind lately with all the fresh new releases from the G-Shock lineup including several collaborations these past weeks with A Bathing Ape to produce some fresh new looks. So stay tuned for those as well.
Looks like the next generation of G-Shock are coming a round early, with Casio Japan just previewing this low energy Bluetooth 4.0 smart phone compatible G-Shock. Building on the prototype the company released earlier this year at the Las Vegas International Consumer Electronics Show, the new sleek and sexy production model is designed to sweet talk your smart phone, it'll have the functions of alerting you of incoming calls, emails and SMSs on the watches display screen ( The watch would be pretty handy if you’re stuck in a meeting where playing with your phone is a no-no ) and sync with your smart phone to automatically adjust the time as you travel. Can’t find your phone? Tried looking between the couch cushions? Don’t worry, your Bluetooth Casio will help you round it up by triggering a handy alarm. Set to drop in 2011 around an estimated cost of 200 use make sure to get yours at your local Casio store.