Casio to Release GOLD TORNADO 35th Anniversary G-SHOCK Collection

Special Models Featuring Brilliant Gold Color Accents

October 10, 2017

From left: GPW-2000TFB, GST-B100TFB, GWF-D1035B

Tokyo, October 10, 2017 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., will celebrate the 35th anniversary of its G-SHOCK brand in April 2018. To mark this milestone, Casio announced today the release of GOLD TORNADO, a commemorative collection of three G-SHOCK models featuring brilliant gold color accents against a base of symbolic black and red.

The development of G-SHOCK began in 1981 with an engineer’s passion to create a rugged watch that would not break even if dropped. The first G-SHOCK model was released in 1983, and since that time, the brand has continued to evolve based on the brand concept of “Absolute Toughness.”

The GOLD TORNADO collection features the symbolic black brand color as well as red as its base colors, highlighted with brilliant gold color accents to deliver a look worthy of a special-edition 35th anniversary collection. All three models in the collection boast monolithic black bodies, with bright red on the back of the two-tone watch bands and the “SINCE 1983” on the watch face. Each model features gold ion plating on the main metal parts including the bezel, case, and screws, with gold color accents used extensively in other areas. Casio chose the color gold to symbolize the G-SHOCK heritage of constantly impacting the world by delivering new toughness in construction since day one, and the aspiration to maintain the brilliant presence which creates a buzz by producing astonishment and delight.

The case backs of these models are engraved with the G-SHOCK 35th anniversary logo designed by Eric Haze, a world-renowned graphic artist, while the strap keeper is emblazoned with a star emblem that signifies 35 years. All three also come in special packaging with lavish use of gold color.

The Three Models of the GOLD TORNADO Collection

Special packaging
Back plate engraving
Strap keeper engraving
GPW-2000TFB
GST-B100TFB
GWF-D1035B

Specifications

GPW-2000TFB

Construction
Triple G Resist (shock-resistant, centrifugal gravitational force-resistant, and vibration-resistant)
Water Resistance
200 meters
Magnetic Resistance
ISO 764-compliant magnetic resistance
GPS Signal Frequency
1575.42 MHz
Radio Frequency
77.5 kHz (DCF77: Germany); 60 kHz (MSF: UK); 60 kHz (WWVB: USA); 40 kHz (JJY: Fukushima, Japan) / 60 kHz (JJY: Kyushu, Japan); 68.5 kHz (BPC: China)
GPS Signal Reception
Time-calibration (auto,* manual); acquisition of position information (manual)
  • GPS signals are received automatically when the watch recognizes they are available in the area.
Radio Wave Reception
Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day)
Communication Specifications
Communication Standard
Bluetooth® Low Energy*
Signal Range
Up to 2m (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)
World Time
Standard time for 28 cities (39 time zones*; daylight saving on/off; daylight saving time (summer time) auto switching); Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) ; home time/world time switching; direct access to UTC
  • May be updated when connected to a smartphone.
Stopwatch
Measuring unit: 1 second, measuring capacity: 24 hours
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second; countdown range: 1 minute to 24 hours
Alarm
1 independent daily alarm
Other functions
Mobile Link functions (world time: over 300 cities, auto time adjustment, One-Touch Time Adjustment, Flight Log, easy watch setting); automatic hand correction (hour, minute and second hand); day and date display; full auto-calendar; LED light (super illuminator and afterglow); latitude/longitude display; low battery alert
Power Source
Tough Solar™ power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous Operation
About 23 months with the power-saving function* ON after full charge
  • Power-saving after a certain period in a dark location
Size of Case
66.0 × 57.1 × 18.2 mm
Total Weight
Approx. 120g

GST-B100TFB

Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
200 meters
Communication Specifications
Communication Standard
Bluetooth® Low Energy*
Signal Range
Up to 2m (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)
Accuracy at Normal Temperature
±15 seconds per month
  • If never updated by connecting to a smartphone
Dual Time
Home city time swapping
Stopwatch
Measuring unit: 1 second; measuring capacity: 23:59’59; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second; countdown range: 1 minute to 24 hours
Alarm
1 independent daily alarm
Other Functions
Mobile Link functions (world time: over 300 cities, One-Touch Time Adjustment, Automatic Time Adjustment [four times a day], daylight saving time auto switching, alarm setting, timer setting); full auto-calendar; battery level indicator; LED light (super illuminator and afterglow)
Power Source
Tough Solar™ power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous Operation
About 24 months with the power-saving function* ON after full charge
  • Power-saving after a certain period in a dark location
Size of Case
58.1 × 53.8 × 14.1 mm
Total Weight
Approx. 104g

GWF-D1035B

Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
ISO 200-meter water resistance
Radio Frequency
77.5 kHz (DCF77: Germany); 60 kHz (MSF: UK); 60 kHz (WWVB: USA); 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 use in China: up to five times a day); manual reception
Diving Functions
Measuring range: 0 m to −80 m (−252.5 ft.); measuring unit: 0.1 m (0.5 ft.); dive time measurement up to 6 hours (1-second intervals up to 180 minutes, 1-minute intervals after 180 minutes); automatic measurement start/stop at depth of 1.5 meters (5 ft.) and automatic log memory in Diving Mode; surface interval time display (max. 48 hours); excessive ascent rate alarm
Log Data
Records 20 diving logs (including dive start time, dive time, maximum depth, and lowest water temperature)
Digital Compass
0–359 degree compass bearing measurement, direction displayed as one of 16 points (no display in Diving Mode), 60 seconds continuous measurement (20 seconds in Diving Mode), North-South-West-East graphic display, bearing memory, auto horizontal compensation, bidirectional calibration, magnetic declination correction
Thermometer
Measuring range: −10 to 60°C (14 to 140°F); measuring unit: 0.1°C
Time Stamp
Records 20 date and time sets (also records water depth and temperature bearing during water depth measurement, bearing during compass bearing measurement, and temperature during temperature measurement)
Moon Data
Moon age of the specific date, moon phase graph
Tide graph
Tide: 6 levels
World Time
48 cities (31 time zones; daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC); direct access to UTC
Stopwatch
Measuring unit: 1/100 second; measuring capacity: 100 hours (with split)
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 minute; countdown range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
Alarm
5 independent daily alarms (1 snooze alarm); hourly time signal
Other Functions
Battery level indicator; full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; full auto LED backlight with afterglow:1.5/3.0 seconds
Power Source
Tough Solar™ power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous Operation
About 23 months with the power-saving function* ON after full charge
  • Power-saving after a certain period in a dark location
Size of Case
59.2 × 53.3 × 18mm
Total Weight
Approx.141g
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