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Casio Releases Petite Solar-powered Radio-controlled Watch
Set with Kyoto Opals* to Show the Hours

A new addition to the SHEEN lineup of elegant, shimmering metal watches for women

  • March 07, 2012


Hour Indicators
Band color / watchface color
Synthetic opal
Silver / pink
Silver / purple
Silver / white
Champagne gold / black

TOKYO, March 7, 2012 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the release of the SHW-1503D, a petite, elegant watch studded with Kyoto Opals for the hour indicators. The model is a new addition to the SHEEN lineup of metal watches for women, based on the concept of “Elegant, Smart and Shining.”

  • *. Kyoto Opals used in this model are made by Kyocera Corporation. The opals are made using Kyocera’s original gem synthesis technology and resin impregnation technology which produce a quartz-grain structure that is identical to naturally occurring opal.

The new SHW-1503D features Kyoto Opals cut into diamond shapes, and set where the hour numbers would normally be. The unique sheen of opal and its shimmering iridescence, which changes with the light, represents the radiant beauty emanating from within a woman, while adding a delightful accent to her wrist.

With a date display in the 4 o’clock position, the SHW-1503D is a solar-powered radio-controlled watch with automatic time calibration using standard radio waves from two transmitters in Japan and one in China. It also features auto second-hand home position correction, which returns the second hand to its proper position automatically if it slips out of place. Functions such as these perfectly match the needs of today’s intelligent woman.

The Tonneau face design uses bold rounded curves to express the feminine quality of strength combined with softness.

The watch also features scratch-resistant sapphire glass, a crown with a sparkling multifaceted cut, and a high-quality band finished using Sallaz polishing. This refined design accentuates a woman’s beauty, and offers style that can be worn like a piece of jewelry.

Casio also announced the release of the SHW-1503GD, featuring metallic numerals with a multifaceted cut. The body color for this model is champagne gold, evoking the color of the moon, which has been a symbol of graceful feminine beauty since ancient times. Paired with a black watchface like the night sky, this model makes a chic impression.



Water Resistance
50 meters
Radio Frequencies
40 kHz (JJY: Fukushima, Japan) / 60 kHz (JJY: Kyushu, Japan); 68.5 kHz (BPC: China)
Radio Wave Reception
Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for China: where five times a day); manual reception
Date display
Auto second hand home position correction*

  • *. Detects second hand position every minute and automatically corrects the position if it slips out of place.
Power Source
Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous Operation
About 19 months with the power-saving function* ON after full charge

  • *. Power-saving after a certain period in a dark location
Size of Case
Total Weight
Approx. 56g


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