G-SHOCK Premium X ROYAL AIR FORCE
Renowned for their exceptional digital craftsmanship G-SHOCK released their new Aviator watch in collaboration with the ROYAL AIR FORCE.
Inspired by the RAF’s durable and versatile Chinook helicopters and their squadrons, the GPW-1000RAF watch represents the crafts advanced technology and is tough enough to endure any conditions your wrist would stand and further more…. It features a new Hybrid GPS/Radio Wave Ceptor function picking up time signals from the atomic transmitters or from GPS satellites to deliver absolute accuracy – crucial to aviation. In addition, the watch includes a Zulu time function, developed in conjunction with RAF pilots. Zulu time, an aviation and military term for UTC or Coordinated Universal Time, refers to time at the prime meridian, a more precise measurement of time developed from an increased accuracy at measuring the earth’s rotation. When the embossed red ‘Z’ is pressed the hands immediately set to Zulu time, returning to local time after a few seconds. This avoids any confusion pilots and crew may have when communicating across different time zones.
Developed as the ultimate pilots watch, details include scratch resistance sapphire glass, anti-reflection coating, LED lit high visibility luminescent coated numbers and a carbon hands that can withstand up to 12 Gs while in rotation. This limited edition timepiece uses colours synonymous with the ROYAL AIR FORCE, including a utilitarian grey bezel and band inspired by the RAF combat aircraft while the distinctive RAF logo is embossed in white onto the band’s keeper. The new G-SHOCK Premium GPW-1000RAF watch in collaboration with the RAF will launch in November and retail for £850.
Multi‐band 6, Super LED, Triple G Resistant, Tough Solar, GPS Function, World Time 40 cities + UTC, Beeper Alarm, Sapphire Glass, Resin case and band, 1 Daily Alarm, Stopwatch 1/20s, 24min, WR 20BAR, Calendar Full Auto, Latitude, Zulu time.
Casio’s shock-resistant G-SHOCK watches are synonymous with toughness, born from the developer Mr Ibe’s dream of ‘creating a watch that never breaks’. Over 200 handmade samples were created and tested to destruction until finally in 1983 the first, now iconic G-SHOCK hit the streets of Japan and began to establish itself as ‘the toughest watch of all time’. Each watch encompasses the 7 elements; electric shock resistance, gravity resistance, low temperature resistance, vibration resistance, water resistance, shock resistance and toughness. The watch is packed with Casio innovations and technologies to prevent it from suffering direct shock; this includes internal components protected with urethane and suspended timekeeping modules inside the watch structure.