Casio Releases Special Edition G-SHOCK to Mark the Year of the Dog

December 7, 2017

7 December 2017 – On 16 February 2018, millions around the world will send off the Fire Rooster and usher in the Earth Dog, as the Chinese zodiac’s 12-year cycle enters its 11th period. To commemorate the incoming Year of the Dog, CASIO has released a specially designed G-SHOCK emblazoned with the celestial dog, a symbol of strength and protection.

The celestial dog adorning the new G-SHOCK 6900’s strap doesn’t allude to a specific mythological creature. Rather, CASIO has drawn from various folklore, both Chinese and Japanese, to offer its own take on the subject. One such inspiration is the Chinese deity Erlang Shen’s canine companion, which aids its master in subduing demons and thus embodies the virtues of steadfastness and protective prowess. In the same vein of things, the Japanese komainu that guards shrines and residences was also a source of inspiration thanks to its stately and reliable nature.

CASIO’s final result is a stylised canine rendered starkly in gold-on-black to present a regal and imposing visage. This colour palette is mirrored throughout the watch for a sophisticated alternative to the reds that typically dominate the lunar New Year, with the deep blacks also imbuing the watch with a technical slant. To top things off, the watch sports several details that make reference to both its lineage and inspirations. For a start, note the G that has been integrated into the canine’s design – an obvious nod to the G-SHOCK. The Chinese character 戌 “xu” below it, refers to the dog of the Chinese zodiac while 貳零壹捌 indicates 2018.

Gofar Hilman berkata, “Ni acara seru banget memang ya, banyak banget influencers yang datang ke Shock the World-World Premier ini. Lalu yang bikin tambah seru adalah waktu Ibe-san mengumumkan G-SHOCK yang lagi dia bangun dengan materi paling rapuh: Kristal. Gokil abis.”

Like every other G-SHOCK produced today, the 6900 model is built on a platform of absolute toughness honed over 35 years. Shock resistance aside, it is waterproof to 200 metres and comes with myriad functions such as the chronograph, countdown alarm, and world time display, making it a reliable companion wherever one may be – just like the dog.

This special edition will be available in January 2018.

DW-6900CB-1CNY18 Specifications

Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
200 meters
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; countdown start time setting range: 1 to 60 minutes (1-minuteincrements)
Alarm
Multi-function alarms; 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; handshift feature
Accuracy at Normal Temperature
±15 seconds per month
Battery Life
Approx. 2 years on CR2016
Size of Case
Multi-function alarms; hourly time signal
Alarm
53.2×50×16.3mm
Total Weight
Approx. 67g

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