Casio has created the fifth timepiece from the G-Shock series, in collaboration with a renowned street-wear brand from Hawaii, In4mation. The new collaborative limited edition is available since this summer. The street-styled watch, a part of the G-Lide series, bears the designation GLX6900XA-9. It is influenced by reggae music, which is clearly seen in the choice of colors (yellow, red and green).
The watch is a fusion of the island’s spirit and way of life, and the advanced properties and toughness that is characteristic for all G-Shock watches. The blend is underlined with several subtle details, such as the presence of the In4mation logo, engraved on the back of its case, and it can also be seen on the golden dial, as well as on its resin band.
Being an island-lifestyle influenced watch, it also includes several characteristic features, useful to surfers and to all people who enjoy spending time on the beach and in water. Therefore, the new limited edition from the G-Lide series of G-Shock possesses water resistance to 200 meters bellow surface, complemented with a tide and moon graphs feature.
The tide graph feature enables the wearer to see all the relevant tide information for a specific location he chooses. Likewise, the Moon date complication also provides information about Moon age and phase for specifically set location. The usual toughness of a G-Shock is additionally improved with its ability to function properly even in low temperature surroundings (to -20⁰C/-4⁰F).
As it is expected for a Casio watch, the new watch from the limited edition is packed with useful functions. The long list of functions includes EL backlight with afterglow and world time with 29 time zones and 48 cities (a city code display and daylight saving included). It also has 4 multi-function alarms plus one snooze alarm (the feature found in almost all Casio products), as well as flash alerts.
Precise 1/100th of a second stop watch (with elapsed time, split time and 1st-2nd times), and a countdown timer are also among its functions. Moreover, there is a full auto calendar that is pre-programmed until the end of this century.
Casio G-Shock G-Lide In4mation Collaboration Limited Edition Watch includes a battery that is expected to supply its quartz Module 3194 for two years. The round resin case is quite large and has 50 mm in diameter, as well as the thickness of 17.7 mm. The watch with a golden dial and a yellow LCD is quite affordable. If you like its island carefree spirit, combined with the resilience of a G-Shock, you can acquire it for $120.