Casio – Live From Baselworld 2014

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Casio was actually one of the 1st meetings we had here at Baselworld.  As one of our strongest growing brands, we knew Casio would have some amazing new technology down the road, and this year is a perfect example!  We are extremely proud to bring you… the new Basel releases for Casio.

G-Shock GPS Hybrid Multi-Band 6 GPW1000-1A

G-Shock GPS Hybrid Multi-Band 6 GPW1000-1A

 

G-Shock GPS Hybrid Multi-Band 6 GPW1000-1A

G-Shock GPS Hybrid Multi-Band 6 GPW1000-1A

1st, we introduce the new G-Shock Hybrid GPS!!!  This new introduction will feature not only GPS capability with self-adjusting timezones, but also Multi-Band 6 (if in range of a tower), to get accuracy updates with less power consumption.  That’s not all the new GPS Hybrid has.  It is also solar powered, has 40 timezones, a 1/20th of a second chronograph (up to 24 minutes), countdown timer, daily alarm feature, and of course, is Triple G resist!  All models will have sapphire crystal with AR coating, and be 56mm wide.  The new module 5410 also has a full auto LED light (as well as Neo-Bright), airplane mode, and world time with 40 cities + UTC.  This is some extremely exciting product from Casio!

 

G-Shock Gulfmaster GWN1000B-1B

G-Shock Gulfmaster GWN1000B-1B

G-Shock Gulfmaster Yellow GWN1000B

G-Shock Gulfmaster Yellow GWN1000B

Another impressive addition to the G-Shock line up is the new Gulfmaster.  The GWN1000B-1B has a triple sensor that can measure azimuth, atmospheric pressure, altitude and temperature, and actually has the capability of letting you know when there has been a sudden change in pressure, allowing you to prepare for the change of weather.  There are tons of other functions too, including a moon phase indicator, tide graph, compass, 1/100th of a second stop watch, world time, count down timer, and 5 alarms with optional hourly signal.  On top of all that, the watch is tough solar, going up to 23 months in the dark before needing to be charged and has Casio’s Smart Access technology for ease of use.  Estimated retail is $500 and the scheduled delivery is sometime in August.

Pro Trek PRW6000Y-1A

Pro Trek PRW6000Y-1A

 

In the Pro Trek line up, the new PRW6000y-1A will feature Smart Access technology, is solar powered, radio controlled, has compass, altimeter, barometer, temperature display, 1/100th of a second stop watch, count down timer, 5 alarms plus a hourly signal option, and if a sudden change in pressure occurs, will sound an alert for change in weather.  This model will feature the new gen 3 sensors, the smallest and lowest power consuming sensor yet.  Estimated retail will be $600, and delivery is scheduled for sometime in April.

 

Pro Trek Manaslu Limited Edition PRX7000BG

Pro Trek Manaslu Limited Edition PRX7000BG

Another exiting edition is a NEW Pro Trek Manaslu!  The PRX7001GF-1 is both black and rose gold plated, giving a new look to the extremely popular technologically advanced analog A-B-C piece.  The estimated retail is $2,100 and scheduled for July delivery.

G-Shock Aviation Gravity Defier GWA1100R-4

G-Shock Aviation Gravity Defier GWA1100R-4

They expanded the selection of Gravity Defier and will now be introduced in a new color scheme in the reference number GWA100R-4.  Retail on this piece will be the same $650, and are estimated to arrive around June.

G-Shock Rangeman Navy Limited Edition GW9400NV

G-Shock Rangeman Navy Limited Edition GW9400NV

G-Shock Mudman Navy Limited Edition G9300NV

G-Shock Mudman Navy Limited Edition G9300NV

G-Shock Frogman Navy Limited Edition GF1000NV

G-Shock Frogman Navy GF1000NV

The navy series of limited edition Rangeman, Mudman and Frogman will be headed stateside.  The series looks very impressive in person.

G-Shock MT-G MTGS1000D

G-Shock MT-G MTGS1000D

G-Shock MT-G Limited Edition (Baselworld Special) MTGS1000BS

G-Shock MT-G Limited Edition (Baselworld Special) MTGS1000BS

Two new additions to the wildly popular MT-G line up are in future.  Both (as all MT-G’s) are going to be extremely limited.  The MTGS1000D will be very similar to the regular stainless steel model, with red accents on the dial, and red resin lining the bracelet.  The MTGS1000BS is going to be even more difficult to get as it is coming in to the US in extremely small increments.  The distressed steel and yellow gold plated LE looks truly impressive, and of course will be in very high demand.

Edifice EQB500 Bluetooth Smart Watch

Edifice EQB500 Bluetooth Smart Watch

Edifice introduced a very impressive use of Bluetooth technology.  Not only will the new EQB500 adjust the time according to your phone, but the Bluetooth is also utilized for recording lap time logs and many other functions.  There is a lot more to come on this piece.

We saw a lot of other cool items at the Casio booth.  Here’s some of the top tier Japanese domestic models.  Not available to the states, but they are still very impressive!

Casio Oceanus

Casio Oceanus

Casio Oceanus

Casio Oceanus

Casio Oceanus

Casio Oceanus

Casio Oceanus

Casio Oceanus

Casio Oceanus

Casio Oceanus

G-Shock MR-G

G-Shock MR-G

G-Shock MR-G

G-Shock MR-G

G-Shock MR-G

G-Shock MR-G

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Edifice “Black Label” Multi-Band 6 Smart Access Chronograph by Casio EQWA1110DC-1A

Casio is probably best know in the US for the infamous G-Shock brand.  Maybe lesser known in the US is a brand that is a huge contribution to Casio’s portfolio… Edifice.  While Edifice doesn’t have the reputation that G-Shock does in the US, it certainly has a huge following in other countries.  I saw this for the 1st time on a brief visit to London while on our way to the Basel Fair.  Edifice seemed to be branded everywhere throughout London.  It was very impressive to see and I totally understand why the watches are so prominent there.  They’re great pieces!

Edifice "Black Label" by Casio EQWA1110DC-1A

Edifice “Black Label” by Casio EQWA1110DC-1A

Today, I’d like to discuss one of the latest Edifice “Black Label” models to hit the shelf, the EQWA1110DC-1A.  This watch has a ton of function!  A quick example… the watch is solar powered, radio controlled (Multi-Band 6), a 1/20th of a second chronograph, a world timer for 29 preset cities, and uses Casio’s tough movement.

Edifice "Black Label" by Casio EQWA1110DC-1A

Edifice “Black Label” by Casio EQWA1110DC-1A

I’ll start off by explaining the new Smart Access technology from Casio.  As I mentioned, the watch is a world timer for 29 different cities.  The city can easily be adjusted by unscrewing and pulling out the crown.  You then turn the crown to adjust the second hand to the desired location.  If your city is not indicated on the inner bezel, than you would just adjust to the city using the same timezone.  Once the city is selected, the hands will automatically adjust to that timezone.  There is both a standard time keeping mode, which you would generally set as your home time, and also a world time mode, where an additional city can be selected.  To adjust from time keeping mode to world time mode, you would push the lower left button once so the hand at the 6 o’clock sub dial moves to the “WT” indicator.

Edifice "Black Label" by Casio EQWA1110DC-1A

Edifice “Black Label” by Casio EQWA1110DC-1A

Once in world time mode you can control the city setting by adjusting the crown just as you would in standard time keeping mode.  You can also jump directly to UTC time by pushing and holding the lower right button.  If you want to jump to your home time, you can push and hold the upper right button.  This will change the world time city to your home time until you adjust it again.

Edifice "Black Label" by Casio EQWA1110DC-1A

Edifice “Black Label” by Casio EQWA1110DC-1A

The watch is radio controlled, otherwise known as Multi-Band 6, which is controlled by the atomic clock.  To receive signal and update the accuracy, you can push and hold the lower right button for more than 2 seconds while in time keeping mode.  This will take a few minutes to complete, sometimes longer.  The watch will also automatically attempt to receive signal up to 6 times at night.  You can check both the energy level of the watch and whether or not it received a radio control updates by pushing the lower right button briefly.  The second hand will jump to the left side of the dial, and point to H (high), M (medium), or L (low) to indicate how much energy is in the watch.  Then immediately after, it will jump to “Yes” or “No” to indicate whether or not it received RC signal on the last attempt.

Edifice "Black Label" by Casio EQWA1110DC-1A

Edifice “Black Label” by Casio EQWA1110DC-1A

The 1/20th of a second chronograph on the Edifice Black Label EQWA1110DC-1A is really cool.  To switch to the chronograph, push the lower left button until the sub dial at 6 points at the “STW” indicator.  From there, the watches hands will all align at the 12 o’clock.  The chronograph will measure up to 1/20th of a second with the second hand, the seconds are counted with the minute hand, the minutes are counted with the hour hand, and the hours are counted with the sub dial at the 12 o’clock.  You can actually measure elapsed time once the chronograph is engaged by pushing the top right button and pushing it again while the chronograph is running.  You can also measure lap times and record up to 10 of them by pushing the lower right button after each lap is complete.  The sub dial at 6 will indicate the lap number.  You can check you lap times by pulling out the crown while in chronograph mode, and scrolling through the laps by turning the crown.  If you do more than 10 laps, the best times will be recorded.

Edifice "Black Label" by Casio EQWA1110DC-1A

Edifice “Black Label” by Casio EQWA1110DC-1A

The alarm is one more cool feature to a complicated piece.  To set the alarm time, you would push the lower left button until the 6 o’clock sub dial hand reaches “AL”.  Then you just adjust the time by pulling out the crown and rotating the crown until the desired alarm time is reached.  The alarm will go off no matter what mode you are in.  The nice thing that is you can turn the alarm on or off while in alarm mode, by having the crown closed and pushing the top right button.

Edifice "Black Label" by Casio EQWA1110DC-1A

Edifice “Black Label” by Casio EQWA1110DC-1A

As you can tell, this watch is loaded with features, but is really easy to work.  Since the piece is solar powered and can last up to 29 months while in sleep mode and is radio controlled, it is practically worry free.  The case and bracelet are stainless steel with black IP coating and also has a red IP accent on the underside of the bezel, which really gives it a cool look.   Casio really hit a home run with the  Edifice “Black Label” EQWA1110DC-1A.  To see more of the Edifice collection please click HERE.

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