This new model is the first in the Gravity Defier lineup to be equipped with digital compass capabilities, creating a watch that is perfectly matched to the needs of the modern aviator, both in terms of function and appearance. Pressing the 9 o'clock button in any mode immediately goes to the Digital Compass Mode, and a button at 8 o'clock returns to the mode you were in before the Digital Compass Mode. Continual direction readings can be taken for 20 seconds, during which the second hand points to north, a literal direction indicator is displayed in the upper display, and a direction angle value is displayed in the lower display. Bearing Memory lets you temporarily store and display a direction reading so you can use it as a reference as you take subsequent digital compass readings. Other features include temperature measurement, large numerals, and thick hands for easy reading. A coating on the tip of the second hand and minute markers reacts with the black light illumination of the watch for easy reading in the dark.
A new type of resin bracelet type band uses "Fine Resin"* square elements combined with steel-embedded H-shape elements, which enables both lighter weight than metal without sacrificing durability. The bracelet configuration also provides a better fit than standard resin bands.
* Fine Resin
Fine Resin is a type of polyamide resin that is strong and highly resistant to chemicals as well as discoloration caused by UV light. It has been approved as a Class VI product by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP). These properties combined with the fact that it is light weight makes it perfect for aviation applications.
* The appearance of Neon Illuminator illumination depends the watch model.
Digital compass (NORTH)
Hand indication of north (20 seconds continuous measurement)
Measures and displays direction as one of 16 points
Measuring range: 0 to 359°
Measuring unit: 1°
Magnetic declination correction
Display range: –10 to 60°C (14 to 140°F)
Display unit: 0.1°C (0.2°F)
31 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time), city code display, daylight saving on/off
Measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99''
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 60 minutes
Countdown start time setting range: 1 to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)