Three Decades of Shocks: Casio Launches 30th Anniversary G-Shock ModelssharetweetshareIn 1983, Casio launched its first G-Shock watch, an item which reinvented the image from the digital wristwatch and, using its unprecedented shock-resistant case, revolutionized watch case design as well. This year, okazaki, japan brand kicks off a year-long celebration of its most iconic timepiece before the G-Shock's 30th anniversary in 2013. The initial wave, introduced at Casio's "Shock the World" event in Nyc a week ago, can be a quintet of limited-edition models in a few of the most popular G-Shock styles ("the best-selling styles during the last 30 years," based on Casio America chairman and CEO Shigenori Itoh), all sporting distinctive red gloss or matte red finishes. Identifying all these new replica watches as a possible anniversary piece is often a special caseback using an engraved 30th anniversary logo created by graffiti artist Eric Haze.The most noteworthy (and quite a few expensive) piece inside anniversary collection is a form of the favorite Frogman model (Ref. GWFT103A-1) in the case crafted from titanium with gloss-red highlights, furnished with the brand's trademark Solar Power and radio-controlled Multi-Band 6 Atomic Timekeeping functions (to have an explanation techniques a radio-controlled watch works, see our Watchmaking Glossary) . Additional Frogman model (Ref. GF8230A-4) is usually in gloss red, from the traditional shock-resistant case. Like every the Frogman models, both anniversary pieces were created as multi-function divers' replica watches, water-resistant to 200 meters, with built-in tide and moon graphs, dive timers with data memory, world-time functions (48 cities plus UTC) plus an automatic EL backlight. The titanium watch retails for $1 rolex ladies datejust ,700; one other is $500.Casio G-Shock GWF-T1030A-1 Frogman, in titanium caseCasio G-Shock GF8230A-4 FrogmanOn the harder affordable end on the price spectrum include the anniversary versions of gadget classic original G-Shocks, proven to aficionados as being the 5600 and 6900 series. breitling womens True with the latter, Ref. DW6930A-4, provides the same red gloss finish since the Frogman models, plus includes an EL backlight and flash alert function. Its digital display is over a gold-mirrored face. The other watch (Ref. GWM5630A-4) features the classic square case in matte red, and features Multi-Band Atomic 6 Timekeeping, Tough Solar, and a full auto EL backlight. The DW 6930A-4 retails just for $120 while the GWM5630A-4 costs more watches , at $170. (For a few background about the evolution with the G-Shock, see our report with the 2009 Shock the planet event)Casio G-Shock DW-6930A-4Casio G-Shock GW-M5630A-4Rounding the collection is often a new iteration with the popular Mudman model, engineered for tough outdoor sports and activities. This place can be in matte red, with functions offering a twin-sensor-activated digital compass feature and thermometer, a moon graph and data, and 48-cities-plus-UTC world-time function, along with the ever-useful auto EL backlight. This watch retails for $220.Every one of the anniversary G-Shock models is going to be offered by select Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores together with select jewelers, with the exception of the titanium-cased Frogman, which is available limited to key jewelers.Casio G-Shock_G-9330A-4 MudmanAll the models have an engraved 30th-anniversary caseback produced by graffiti artist Eric Haze.Receive all of the news, features and reviews from WatchTime without cost! Register to our free weekly newsletter and get each of the news transported to your inbox.sharetweetshare replica authentic rolex watch
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