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Casio’s G-SHOCK range sees MTGG1000AR-1A join the family

If you are on the lookout for a timepiece that is not only tough as nails, but will also look good when you wear it around your wrist, then the Casio G-SHOCK collection is a name that should be considered by all and sundry right from the get go. This time around, the Japanese company has revealed the Rose Gold MTGG1000AR-1A, being an advanced timepiece that will arrive equipped with GPS Hybrid capabilities and made with G-SHOCK’s legendary resilience.

Forget about machines putting the MTGG1000AR-1A together — it has been specially hand assembled in the Yamagata factory in Japan, where it boasts of the self-adjusting GPS Atomic Solar Hybrid technology that will be able to capture time calibration data using a complementary system for receiving GPS signals and standard terrestrial radio wave signals. Not only that, it will harness the power of the sun thanks to a Tough Solar module that will be protected by a core guard structure that features metal and fine resin for its components.

Other G-SHOCK tools have been adopted, where among them include a Smart Access Crown and a Triple G Resist. You will find that this timepiece arrives with an anti-glare sapphire glass and a Panel Composite Band that is made of solid SS/Fine Resin. The timepiece itself will have a beautiful Rose Gold hue that results in a vintage, yet perfectly finished look.

Some of the key features that showcase its versatility include Airplane Mode, World Time (27TZ, 40 Cities+UTC), LED (Super Illuminator), Daily Alarm, Full Auto Calendar, Stopwatch 924Hr), Countdown Timer (24Hr), Day/Date Display and a case size of 56.0mm. It will not come cheap, however, as the MTGG1000AR-1A will hit the market for $1,900 a pop next month. This is definitely a watch that not only gets the job done, but with aplomb as well, while making you look really, really good.

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Color this summer with Casio’s Master of G Frogman timepiece

Casio is a very well known brand all over the world when it comes to their timepieces, and the G-Shock range has, for generations, catered to those who lived an adventurous lifestyle and yet want a reliable timepiece to keep on ticking no matter the weather and condition. Well, the folks at Casio of Japan have recently introduced yet another timepiece for your summer revelry, which arrives in the form of the new Master of G Frogman, carrying the model number GWFD1000B-1. This particular model has been specially designed to withstand the toughest of underwater missions, hence the name.

The amphibious G-Shock Frogman continues its evolution process with this latest addition to the Master of G collection. The GWFD1000B-1 will arrive with Triple Sensor technology that boasts of a new depth gauge, digital compass (with automatic horizontal correction), and thermometer in addition to a high-visibility, full Auto LED light and Dive Log. Such advancements came about after conducting special interviews with a professional rescue team of the Japan Coast Guard, and it is said that such updates will go some way in assisting divers grasp the environmental changes at deep sea levels as well as deliver real-time measurement data.

Apart from G-Shock’s ethos of Absolute Toughness via its unique Shock Resistant structure, the Frogman will also go about its daily tasks with style. This particular diver’s watch was designed in a stainless steel enclosure and screw-lock case back with DLC Coating, sapphire crystal, and carbon fiber insert band. It boasts of buttons which make it easy to operate even with gloves on, and the watch happens to be ISO 200M Water Resistant.

Taking full advantage of the digital watch revolution, it will also boast of World Time (31 Time Zones / 48 Cities + UTC), Time Stamp Function (date & time), 1/00th Second Stopwatch (100 Hr.), Countdown Timer (24 Hr.), 4 Daily Alarms & 1 Snooze, (12/24 Hr. Time Formats), all available to the wearer at a glance. Expect the GWFD1000B-1 to arrive with an asking price of $1,050 a pop from this month onward.

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The Citizen Calendrier Watch makes sure time zones can’t throw you out of sync

When you travel a lot, it’s hard to keep track of when you are. Hopping time zones constantly can make you feel disoriented and it’s hard to place when you need to sleep. If you often find yourself in this pickle of a situation, then you need to make sure you’re setting your clocks to the correct time zone. While your smartphone will normally sync for you, it doesn’t always work, and even then there are times where you just don’t want to look at a screen any more.

If you like wearing a wristwatch and are in need of some time zone help, the Citizen Calendrier Watch will give you a little insight into when in the world you are. It’s a gold-toned watch that uses solar cells so you should never need to replace your batteries. The watch face is encased in a 44mm stainless steel case with a mineral dial window.

It uses a leather band with a deployant clasp and push-button closure, and while the watch is water resistant down to 330 feet, the band is likely not. This is going to cost you around $281, and will take a little finagling for your brain to remember how to set it and what aspects you need to pay attention to. This is pretty pricey for a watch, but it’s meant for people who have the money to hop time zones pretty frequently, so that shouldn’t be too shocking. It’s certainly going to look impressive, and will have a little more functionality than your average timepiece.

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Inkwell reveals tattoo watches

In the past, a watch is not so much a piece of equipment that you wear around your wrist as it is a timekeeping device, and for good reason, too – folks did not have the privilege that we have today when it comes to telling the time in a myriad of ways; ranging from our computers to smartphones and other digital signage. These days, watches are more of a fashion statement with the side function of being able to tell you the time, or perhaps smartwatches end up augmenting your smartphone experience as you can tell whether there is an incoming call or email with a look of your wrist, rather than having to reach into your pocket and taking out your phone. Inkwell would like to spice things up a bit in the watch department with their latest tattoo watch range.

Inkwell happens to be a watch brand that has been inspired by tattoo art, and it was created and approved by professional tattoo artists. Touted to be the first tattoo watch project to date thanks to its unique strap embossing technology, it makes it indistinguishable from actual tattoo thanks to its tangible depth of lines and contours and natural coloring work.

The Inkwell project is an idea that intends to transfer the physical properties of a tattoo onto leather straps, as opposed to making a beautiful yet ordinary print. So far, dozens of material types and technologies have been tried before arriving at the satisfying result of today, ending up in the straps that you see being used.

For Inkwell’s first series, there will be a trio of timepieces available, where each of them is made of 316L stainless steel with an option of PVD coating and Ronda 763 swiss movement on board. The watch cases themselves have been designed after the original creation of Rupert Inkwell, assembled and welded with his own hands. As for its signature sturdy leather straps, these were created with unique embossing imprints that deliver authentic depth and physical qualities to the image and colored by hand. Its packaging will be a leather roll decorated in tattoo stylistics. You can’t get any cooler than that, for real!

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Casio set to roll out two new color ways for the PRO TREK PRG300

It looks like it is time for a brand new look as the summer arrives, and so it makes perfect sense for one particular model of something to come with more than just a single shade of color, don’t you think so? Well, Casio also thinks along the same line, which means that they are pleased as punch to roll out the PRO TREK PRG300 in orange and grey shades, being known as the PRG300-4 and PRG300-8, respectively, with the two of them being ideal for a wide range of outdoor adventures from hiking and biking, to camping and kayaking.

David Johnson, vice president of Casio’s Timepiece Division, shared, “With summer on the horizon and Great Outdoors Month beginning in June, there is no better time to get outside to camp, fish, rock climb and more. Having a triple sensor watch on your wrist while out navigating mountain peaks or angling at your local riverbed is useful because it will analyze your surroundings and aid in keeping track of where you are, as well as provide the current and upcoming weather while on your journey. The new models offer outdoor enthusiasts versatility in stylish, vibrant colors, while providing a feature-set built to experience life’s most exciting adventures.”

The PRO TREK PRG300-4 and PRG300-8 will arrive with Casio’s Triple Sensor Version 3 Technology, where it will be able to deliver outdoor enthusiasts with fast, precise data readings in order to assist them to navigate through just about any adventure. The timepieces will comprise of a direction sensor for compass readings, pressure sensor for altimeter/barometer readings and a thermo sensor for temperature readings, allowing the user to effortlessly monitor all the required information on outdoor conditions. Not only that, Casio’s Tough Solar Power technology will let users charge the timepiece in low or fluorescent light, which means there is no longer any need for continuous battery replacement.

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G-Shock and Futura collaborate on new timepiece design

While some of us prefer not to wear a watch for the very obvious reason that the smartphone more or less gets the job done already, here we are with another timepiece that is extremely pleasing on the eyes – the GDX6900FTR-1 timepiece. This is one watch that was birth in commemoration of Casio’s G-Shock third collaboration launch with legendary American Graffiti Artist Futura, and you can be sure that this is not only a mechanical device that tells the time, it also does a whole lot more than that by conveying the message to whoever sees such a watch on your wrist that you are someone with plenty of taste in your fashion sense, in addition to appreciating time that you would love to keep it accurate and be punctual always.

Futura first shot to fame in the 1970s and 1980s, being one of the pioneering innovators of graffiti. Alongside his contemporaries such as Basquiat, Haring, Dondi, and Scharf, Futura’s work has always been placed on a pedestal for its explosive style and powerful expression. This time around, his career has already evolved to produce highly collectible fine art and commercial collaborations, working alongside partners that include the likes of The Clash, the Men’s US World Cup Soccer team, LeBron James, the United Nations, (RED), and Converse.

This will no doubt be a limited edition timepiece, as the GDX6900FTR-1 comes designed with Futura’s iconic signature and acclaimed atomic pattern. Some of the other special technical features include Shock Resistance, 200M Water Resistance, Auto LED (Super Illuminator) Backlight, Flash Alert, 2 Multi-Function Alarms and 1 Snooze Alarm, World Time (29 Time Zones / 48 Cities + UTC), 1/100th Sec. Stopwatch (24Hr), Countdown Timer (24Hr), 12/24 HR Formats, Mute Function, a battery that lasts up to 10 years, and a case size of 53.9mm.

Available worldwide from June 1st, the G-SHOCK x FUTURA timepiece – GDX6900FTR-1 will come with an asking price of $180 a pop.

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Huawei Watch expands their collection for the ladies

Huawei does not only make smartphones, you know, as they also have jumped aboard the wearable tech category in recent times with the advent of the smartwatch. This time around, the company from China has decided to further expand their smartwatch collection that is famous for its classic and high-end design, where it will now include a couple of new luxurious models that will target the ladies over in the US. The two new models in question would be the Elegant and Jewel, where they are said to deliver the same timeless, uncompromising style and function that won acclaim for the original Huawei Watch models.

However, these have been specially designed with women in mind, where it boasts of a subtly curved watch body and a soft, thin Italian leather band that ensures the watch is even more comfortable on a woman’s wrist. Both of these models happen to be crafted in premium rose gold-plated stainless steel and available with a pearl white or sapphire blue band. Some of the elegant features include a clous de Paris pattern encircling the face, while Jewel sparkles thanks to being made with 68 SWAROVSKI ZIRCONIA. Not only that, both of these models happen to be preloaded with over 40 watch faces, where 10 of them will be exclusive to Elegant and Jewel.

Inspired by traditional timepieces from the finest Swiss watchmakers, these new Huawei Watch models have been designed to look heirloom-worthy, although you can be pretty sure that they are not going to be passed down from generations to generations, taking into consideration how the software that runs underneath the hood is what keeps people coming back for more. Similar to all Huawei Watch models, Elegant and Jewel’s bands can be easily swapped for a fresh look.

Seems that the ladies now have an even better excuse to pick up a spanking new timepiece and gadget at the same time, right?

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Outdoor lovers might spring for the new Casio Pro Trek

If you are going to head out to the great outdoors this summer, then you can be sure that it would be in your best interest to make sure that you are well equipped and prepared to get the job done – that is, having the right tools and what not. While city slickers would rely on their smartphones or tablets to tell the time (or a smartwatch), those who prefer to rough it out with nature would know the value of an actual watch, as opposed to relying on a smartphone to tell the time. Of course, if all else fails, common sense will let you know when is day and when night falls. This spring, Casio America, Inc. has expanded its rugged and versatile PRO TREK line of outdoor timepieces with the brand new PRW3510Y-1.

The all-new PRW3510Y-1 happens to be the very first PRO TREK timepiece that boasts of a super-twisted nematic (STN) LCD display in addition to Casio’s next-generation Triple Sensor Version 3 Technology, and Tough Solar Power, which would then make it a must-have accessory for outdoor enthusiasts. It is nice to see Casio use their timekeeping expertise to deliver something for the rugged outdoors.

Specially designed with a digital STN LCD, which is said to require less power compared to other LCDs, the PRW3510Y-1 will be able to deliver great visibility in highly bright or dark environments, and it also comes with a full auto LED backlight that illuminates in the dark with a simple tilt of the wrist. In addition to that, a silicone strap would make sure that both fit and feel are improved, and the PRW3510Y-1 also boasts of a bold stainless steel rotary bezel which can be positioned in order to help keep track of current and intended bearings. You know, just in case you get lost or something. The PRW3510Y-1 can be picked up for $320 a pop if you are interested.

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Zub Zirc lets you tell the time differently

If you have noticed, more and more people in your circle of friends are beginning to wear smartwatches, regardless of the brand. Of course, the Apple Watch would come to mind for many, but just because it hails from Cupertino, this does not mean that it is the best smartwatch around. Well, if you would like to somewhat join the crowd but not put your whole faith in a dedicated smartwatch, then perhaps the $129 Zub Zirc might be worth checking out.

It basically lets you think of time in a different manner, where you can choose for it to show the time in Black 20 or Blue Glow-In-The-Dark. There are different functions that should be considered to be staples for a modern timepiece, such as an Alarm, Chronograph, Date and Time. This is one timepiece that presents time in a more intuitive way, thanks to the clever use of linear and graphic representations. The visual mass will increase as time passes, which lends weight to an ephemeral and abstract concept. Hours will be shown as a familiar analog clock face, whereas the horizontal row counts minutes while a small window keeps track of seconds. It will feature a 0.8″ wide polyurethane band and boasts of an alarm mode as well as a chronograph mode as mentioned earlier.
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Casio EDIFICE timepiece simply loves the sun

Casio America, Inc. is more than pleased to announce that they have yet another timepiece that will hit the market, where it will fall under the EDIFICE banner. Targeting the men this time around, the model number of EQB-500DB-2A might be difficult to roll off the tongue, but that is all right, since it would be a whole lot easier to simply refer to it as the all-new Casio EDIFICE watch. This particularly new timepiece will come equipped with Smart Phone Link, Tough Solar Power, a 3D Dial and water resistance up to 100 meters, where the advanced functionality will be merged alongside a modern style which makes Casio’s EQB-500DB-2A ideal for any man’s professional or weekend lifestyle. It does not matter whether he is going abroad for work or a holiday, or is just a local traveler, the watch’s Global Time Sync functionality will be able to ensure that he remains on pace.

Thanks to the integration of Smart Phone Link technology, the EQB-500DB-2A will be able to hook up to a smartphone with a simple push of a button via Casio’s Mobile Link Technology. If you were to download the CASIO WATCH+ app, you can then connect it to a compatible smartphone via Bluetooth SMART, allowing the timepiece to access the correct time in its current location and for more than 300 cities worldwide, which will also offer correction for Daylight Saving Time if required. Users will also gain the capability to swap the specified home time and world time thanks to a simple press of a button, in addition to correct alarms and other time settings. Not only that, it has a handy phone finder function that is self explanatory — you can locate a lost device by connecting to it, letting it emit a sound to help find its location, even if the phone is on silent.

Not only that, the new EQB-500DB-2A will boast of Casio’s Tough Solar Power that does away with the need for battery changes. A full-charge without further exposure to light will allow it to run for approximately seven months, now how about that? To further enhance it, it boasts of a special power save feature which will let it power down when not exposed to light for a certain period of time to further conserve energy. Expect Casio’s EQB-500DB-2A to retail for $410 from next month onward.

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