FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CASIO ANNOUNCES GOLD TORNADO 35th ANNIVERSARY G-SHOCK COLLECTION
Special Models Feature Resilient Gold and Red Color Accents
DOVER, NJ, OCTOBER 17, 2017 -Today, in celebration of its upcoming 35th anniversary, Casio G-SHOCK announces a special, limited edition GOLD TORNADO collection. Featuring three classic G-SHOCK models, the commemorative collection was designed with brilliant gold color accents against the brand's signature black and red color scheme. The use of gold symbolizes the brand's heritage and commitment to delivering consistent tough construction.
The collection includes Master of G GRAVITYMASTER, G-STEEL and FROGMAN timepieces, which each boast monolithic black bodies with bright red on the inside band and signature stamp "SINCE 1983" on the watch face. Additionally, each model features non-reflective sapphire glass and gold ion plating on the main metal parts including the bezel, case, and screws, further representing the brand's aspiration to astonish and delight their fans with each new release.
On the back, each case is engraved with the 35th anniversary logo designed by world-renowned graphic artist Eric Haze. The strap keeper includes a star emblem signifying the brand's 35 years, and each watch will be sold in a special gold-colored packaging.
The GRAVITYMASTER GPW2000TFB-1A boasts Triple-G resist, next-generation Connected Engine 3-Way and Tough Solar capabilities in a 51.7mm case. The G-STEEL GSTB100TFB-1A incorporates lightweight, rigid carbon fiber bezel and boasts automatic time adjustment capabilities in a 53.8mm case. The FROGMAN GWFD1035B-1 is a pro-grade diver's watch with radio frequency, wave reception, log data, a digital compass, thermometer, moon data and tide graph in a 53.3mm case.
Each model also comes equipped with standard G-SHOCK technology of shock resistance and 200M water resistance, as well as world time, dual time display, neo-brite luminous hands, an LED super illuminator light, daily alarm, a full auto calendar, stopwatch and countdown timer, and automatic date update capabilities.
Beginning in December 2017, the GSTB100TFB-1A will retail for $750 USD, the GPW2000TFB-1A for $900 USD and the GWFD1035B-1 for $1,100 USD, and will be available for purchase in select department stores, select jewelers, and fashion retailers.
CASIO's shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch is 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. Since its launch, G-SHOCK has continued to evolve, continuing to support on Mr. Ibe's mantra "never, never give up."www.gshock.com
About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casio.com.