Casio to Release G-SHOCK & BABY-G Collaboration Models with Environmental Conservation Group “WILDLIFE PROMISING”

Designs Inspired by Three Wild Species

January 23, 2019

BA-255WLP / GG-1000WLP / GR-B100WLP

Tokyo, January 23, 2019 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced today the release of new G-SHOCK and BABY-G shock-resistant watches. The new models have been produced in collaboration with WILDLIFE PROMISING, a certified non-profit organization tackling issues related to wildlife conservation and coexistence among wildlife and people in Africa. Casio will gradually roll out the three watches: the GG-1000WLP, GR-B100WLP and BA-255WLP.

Since the late-1990s, Casio has lent support to many environmental groups by producing collaborative G-SHOCK and BABY-G models under the theme of “Love the Sea and the Earth.” The partner for the new models, WILDLIFE PROMISING, seeks to create a better living environment for both wild animals and human beings. It carries out social action and conservation efforts based on academic research, including conservation ecology studies on wild leopards living in Africa. The planning for this collaboration was born from the appreciation Casio had for what WILDLIFE PROMISING is doing and the company’s desire to inform a wider range of people about that work.

The collaboration models, the GG-1000WLP, GR-B100WLP and BA-255WLP, are designed with motifs representing three wild species found in Africa: the leopard, the African fish eagle, and the lilac-breasted roller. The case back is engraved with the “Love the Sea and the Earth” symbol mark. Each watch comes in a specially designed package decorated with illustrations of its animal and livery featuring its colors.

Casio will continue supporting various environmental groups under the “Love the Sea and the Earth” concept by producing collaborative G-SHOCK and BABY-G models.

Brand
Model
Motif
G-SHOCK
GG-1000WLP
Leopard
G-SHOCK
GR-B100WLP
African fish eagle
BABY-G
BA-255WLP
Lilac-breasted roller

WILDLIFE PROMISING

WILDLIFE PROMISING is a certified NPO that tackles issues related to wildlife conservation and coexistence among wildlife and people in Africa. The organization currently focuses on wild leopards living in the east African country of Kenya. Conservation ecology studies are conducted around Nairobi, in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, and in northern Kenya, looking at interaction between wild animals and human beings. Based on this academic research, the group seeks to create a better living environment for both wildlife and people by carrying out social action and conservation activities.

GG-1000WLP
GR-B100WLP
BA-255WLP

GG-1000WLP (G-SHOCK)

Inspired by the leopard, which rules over much of the land in Africa, this design features a black case and leopard print band. It is based on the GG-1000 MUDMASTER, which boasts enhanced resistance to dust and dirt thanks to its cylindrical button guard structure and comes outfitted with twin sensors for compass bearing and temperature.

GR-B100WLP (G-SHOCK)

This design adopts a white-and-black case, a yellow second hand and a brown band to symbolize the African fish eagle, the king of the skies. It is based on the GR-B100 GRAVITYMASTER, an aviation concept watch equipped with the accuracy and functionality required for flight. It pairs with Bluetooth®-capable smartphones via the G-SHOCK Connected* app to provide the wearer with Point Memory. This feature can generate a flight log for managing and saving records of times and distances traveled on flights.

BA-255WLP (BABY-G)

This motif comes from the gorgeously colorful lilac-breasted roller, a bird with a plumage of 14 different colors. The design has a white base and is accented by all 14 colors distributed across the index marks, hands, strap keeper, buttons and logo. It comes with Neon Illuminator, which makes specially coated dial features glow using an internal black light. When lit, the hands glow pink and green to give the watch an even more colorful appearance.

  • An application exclusively for G-SHOCK models with smartphone connectivity. Pairs with a smartphone via Bluetooth® to enable automatic time correction, world time and other time settings. Allows the watch to display the time in the current time zone and adjust for daylight savings time, anywhere in the world.

■ GG-1000WLP(G-SHOCK)

Leopard
GG-1000WLP
Special package (GG-1000WLP)

■ GR-B100WLP(G-SHOCK)

African fish eagle
GR-B100WLP
Special package (GR-B100WLP)

■ BA-255WLP(BABY-G)

Lilac-breasted roller
BA-255WLP
Special package (BA-255WLP)
“Love the Sea and the Earth” symbol mark.

Specifications

GG-1000WLP

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 of 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: Selectable illumination duration (1.5seconds or 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

GR-B100WLP

Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
200 meters
Communication Specifications
Communication Standard
Bluetooth® low energy
Signal Range
Up to 2 meters (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)
World Time
Standard time for 39 cities (39 time zones*1; daylight saving on/off; daylight saving time (summer time) auto switching); Coordinated Universal Time; home time/world time switching
  • *1 May be updated when connected to a smartphone.
Stopwatch
Measuring unit: 1/1000 second; measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99”
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1/10 second; countdown range: 24 hours (1-second increments)
Alarm
5 multifunction alarms (countdown with date); hourly time signal
Other Functions
Smartphone link functions (world time: over 300 cities, automatic time adjustment, Flight Log, easy watch setting), day and date display, full auto-calendar, LED light (Super Illuminator) with afterglow: Selectable illumination duration (1.5seconds or 3.0 seconds), low battery alert; hand shift feature (hands move out of the way to provide an unobstructed view of digital display contents.)
Power Source
Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous Operation
About 19 months with the power-saving function*2 ON after full charge
  • *2 Power-saving after a certain period in a dark location
Size of Case
62.5 × 53.8 × 17.3 mm
Total Weight
Approx. 87g
  • The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Casio Computer Co., Ltd. is under license.

BA-255WLP

Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
100 meters
World Time
27 cities (29 time zones); daylight saving on/off
Stopwatch
1 second; measuring capacity: 59’59; elapsed time, split time
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 minute; countdown range: 60 minutes; countdown start time setting range: 1 to 60 minutes (1-minute increments), others: auto-repeat, time up alarm
Alarm
5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm); hourly time signal
Other Functions
Full auto-calendar (to year 2039), 12/24-hour format; Neon Illuminator (Black light LED) with afterglow: Selectable illumination duration (1.5seconds or 3.0 seconds)
Accuracy at Normal Temperature
±30 seconds per month
Battery Life
Approx. 3 years on CR1220
Size of Case
45.1 × 41.0 × 13.3 mm
Total Weight
Approx. 33g