Casio has launched a new model, G-Shock Gravitymaster GPW-1000 piece, which is the first watch to include atomic timekeeping, GPS and solar energy in a single package. Moreover, the piece is supplied with the triple G resistance that supplements already amazing toughness of the models from the G-Shock collection. There are also some interesting solutions regarding the construction of the wide case and the band of the watch that features the usual set of numerous functions which can are usually found in a Casio model. The novelty is available in three different color schemes and can be bought at the price of $950.
GPS Radio Signals Change Time to the Correct Time Zone
The first option that the newcomer enables, the reception of GPS satellite radio waves, is used to swiftly change the shown time zone to the correct one. Not only that it changes the time zone automatically, but it also takes into account whether daylight saving times are necessary. The world time feature of the G-Shock novelty includes the choice of 40 different time zones with 27 cities and UTC zone. There are also indications that show a city code display. Moreover, the watch also supports a dual time zone function, or in other words it allows a simultaneous display of time in two time zones. It is likewise important to say that GPS feature can be easily turned off which is not only convenient, but also necessary when the wearer is traveling on a plane.
In addition to GPS signals, the newly developed and patented GPS Hybrid Waveceptor 2 technology which is premiered in the piece allows the watch to feature atomic timekeeping. As it is more and less common for the newer generation Casios, the watch has the ability to receive signals from atomic clocks located in North America, Europe and Asia. The time signal is received automatically maximum five or six times per day (depending on the location) or can be gotten upon request. Of course, the reception allows watch to be ultimately precise. Without receiving signals, the accuracy of the piece is within 15 seconds per month.
New Generation of Efficient Solar Cells
Another important element that recommends the piece is the fact that it runs on solar energy. Moreover, it includes highly efficient shadow dispersion solar cells of the new generation. It can be recharged even with weak artificial illumination and once it is fully charged, it provides seven month worth functioning of the watch which is pretty impressive. The watch also supports power saving and end-of-life indication features.
Tough G-Shock Construction
Casio G-Shock Gravitymaster GPW-1000 is as well interesting for its construction and not only for the supported functions. It possesses the common resilient built of a G-Shock piece, reinforced with the addition of triple G resist structure that guards the watch from freefall, vibrations and centrifugal force. One of the solutions that was employed to make it more resistant is the inclusion of a frame made of exceptionally rigid resin which encircles the DLC treated steel case. By the way, the newcomer is pretty big since it requires a wider frame to ensure quality reception of radio waves. Its round case is 56 mm wide and 18.8 mm high. Interestingly, the crystal is made of sapphire which is not that often seen in the models of the Japanese watchmaker. Supported waterproofness is likewise pretty high and measures to 200 meters. Moreover, the novel Casio is interesting since it has an uncommon steel bracelet which is reinforced with carbon-fiber inserts.
Beneath the sapphire crystal there is a multi-layered analog dial whose visibility is raised because it is supplied with LED light of very pronounced brightness. The dial with three sub-counters and a date aperture shows the multitude of supported functions that are selected with the use of an electronic crown. Apart from the mentioned world time and dual time functions, there are a perpetual calendar (with a day and date display), alarms, a countdown timer and a stop watch (with the accuracy of 1/20th of a second and the capacity of a second shy of an entire day).
Three Variations of the Model
There are three versions of the new Gravitymaster timepiece that possess the same functions, but are made in different colors. The first one of these is the version GPW-1000-1A with a black strap, a black and gray striped dial which features a blue ring with city code names on its flange. The second iteration with the serial number GTW-1000-2A is pretty similar to the first one. The only difference is that its city designation ring is black. The third version, the model GPW-1000-4A stands out a bit when compared to the two other variants since it is made with orange details on the dial and with the strap in the same color.