Casio to Release BIG BANG BLACK 35th Anniversary G-SHOCK Collection

Representing the Starting Point and Evolution of G-SHOCK with a New Matte Black, Plus Gold

August 8, 2017

GA-135A-1A/GG-1035A-1A/ GA-735A-1A/GA-835A-1A

Tokyo, August 8, 2017 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., will celebrate the 35th anniversary of its G-SHOCK brand in April 2018. To mark this milestone, Casio plans various activities, such as releasing commemorative and collaboration models, and organizing various events around the world. As the first step in this celebration, Casio announced today the release of BIG BANG BLACK, a commemorative collection of four G-SHOCK models featuring a new color, matte black.

G-SHOCK got its start when a Casio engineer decided to try to develop a watch that was virtually unbreakable in 1981. Rejecting the common sense that wristwatches were always fragile and easy to break, he took up the challenge of proving it wrong. After more than 200 prototypes, and a two-year development process, the first G-SHOCK model with a shock-resistant structure was released in 1983. Since that time, the brand has continued to evolve based on the brand concept of “Absolute Toughness.”

The BIG BANG BLACK collection, the first set of 35th anniversary models, employs a new kind of black, the symbolic color of the brand. The matte finish of the new base color was achieved using technology that incorporates particles into the paint, creating a flat black finish that seems to absorb all light. Contrasting with the matte black that evokes the state of emptiness before the origin of the universe, the bright gold color of the case back expresses the instantaneous mega explosion of the Big Bang. To mark the 35th anniversary of G-SHOCK, Casio is looking back to the origin of the brand, and has produced the BIG BANG BLACK collection to declare its commitment to continuing to create new value with G-SHOCK for years and years to come.

The case backs of these models are engraved with the G-SHOCK 35th anniversary logo designed by Eric Haze, a world famous graphic artist, while the metal band loops are emblazoned with a star emblem that represents 35 years. The phrase, “SINCE 1983” is featured on the dials, and special packaging has also been created to further enhance this very exceptional collection.

BIG BANG BLACK collection of four models

  • MUDMASTER GG-1035A: Dust and mud-resistant structure equipped with twin sensors for measuring direction and temperature
  • GA-735A: Three-dimensional dial and hands, as well as a large case for a dynamic look
  • GA-835A: Medium-sized case and 3-hand analog mode
  • GA-135A: Large case and precision face design
Special packaging
Case back engraving
Metal band loop engraving
GG-1035A-1A
GA-735A-1A
GA-835A-1A
GA-135A-1A

Specifications

GG-1035A

Construction
Shock-resistant; mud-resistant
Water Resistance
200 meters
World Time
31 time zones (48 cities and Coordinated Universal Time); daylight saving on/off
Digital Compass
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; bidirectional calibration; bearing memory (records and display one set of degree and direction)
Thermometer
Measuring range: -10°C to 60°C (14°F to 140°F); measuring unit: 0.1°C (0.2°F)
Stopwatch
1/100 second; measuring capacity: 23:59’59,99”; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st and 2nd place times
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second; countdown range: 60 minutes; countdown start time setting range: 1 to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)
Alarm
5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm); hourly time signal
Other Functions
Full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; auto LED light (Super Illuminator) with afterglow: 1.5/3.0 seconds; low battery alert
Accuracy at Normal Temperature
±15 seconds per month
Battery Life
Approx. 2 years on SR927W×2
Size of Case
56.2×55.3×17.3 mm
Total Weight
Approx. 94g

GA-735A

Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
200 meters
World Time
31 time zones (48 cities and Coordinated Universal Time); daylight saving on/off; home city/world time city swapping
Stopwatch
1/100 second; measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99”; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times; target time alarm, direct timing start from the timekeeping mode
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1/10 second; countdown range: 60 minutes (1-minute increments)
Alarm
5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm); hourly time signal
Other Functions
Full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; LED light (Super Illuminator) with afterglow: 1.5/3.0 seconds; hand shift feature
Accuracy at Normal Temperature
±15 seconds per month
Battery Life
Approx. 5 years on CR2016
Size of Case
57.5×53.4×18.4 mm
Total Weight
Approx. 75g

GA-835A

Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
200 meters
Stopwatch
1/100 second; measuring capacity: 0’00”00~59’59”99 (for the first 60 minutes), 1:00’00~23:59’59 (after 60 minutes); measuring unit: 1/100 seconds (for the first 60 minutes), 1 second (after 60 minutes); direct timing start from the timekeeping mode; memory capacity: up to 120 records (used by lap time records); recorded date: up to 120 records (lap numbers, lap time, measurement start month, day, time, date)
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second; countdown range: 100 minutes (1 second increments)
Alarm
5 daily alarms; hourly time signal
Other Functions
Dual time (home city time swapping); full auto-calendar; hand shift feature; 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; auto double LED light (Super Illuminator) with afterglow: 1.5/3.0 seconds
Accuracy at Normal Temperature
±15 seconds per month
Battery Life
Approx. 3 years on CR2016
Size of Case
54.1×48.6×15.5 mm
Total Weight
Approx. 65g

GA-135A

Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
200 meters
Magnetic Resistance
ISO 764-compliant
World Time
29 time zones (48 cities and Coordinated Universal Time); daylight saving on/off; home city/world time city swapping
Stopwatch
1/1000 second; measuring capacity: 99:59’59.999”; measuring modes: elapsed time, lap time, split time, others: speed (0 to 1998 units/hour), distance input (0.0 to 99.9), Mach indicator (speed exceeding 1225 units / hour)
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second; countdown range: 24 hours; countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments); other: auto -repeat
Alarm
5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm); hourly time signal
Other Functions
Full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; auto LED light with afterglow: 1.5/3.0 seconds
Accuracy at Normal Temperature
±15 seconds per month
Battery Life
Approx. 2 years on CR1220
Size of Case
55.0×51.2×16.9 mm
Total Weight
Approx. 75g