Casio to Release G-SHOCK Collaboration Model with World-Famous Virtual Group Gorillaz

Featuring Colors Inspired by the Hues of Gorillaz Album Covers

September 17, 2019

GA-2000GZ / GW-B5600GZ

Tokyo, September 17, 2019 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced today an exclusive collaboration between its G-SHOCK brand of shock-resistant watches and the world-famous British virtual band Gorillaz. The collaboration models, the GW-B5600GZ and GA-2000GZ, are designed with motifs and colors inspired by covers of Gorillaz albums.

Virtual group Gorillaz is one of the leading bands in Britain and is made up of a quartet of animated characters: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, and Russel Hobbs. The band’s genre-bending music and unique characters have earned it a popular following among younger demographics, and Gorillaz is recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the planet’s “Most Successful Virtual Act.” Gorillaz shares with G-SHOCK a continual willingness to think outside the box and try new things, which led to a partnership in 2018. The partnership resulted in a series of special videos that made waves, featuring father of G-SHOCK Kikuo Ibe guesting and interacting with the members of Gorillaz.
Watch here: https://world.g-shock.com/gorillaz/

The base model for the new GW-B5600GZ is the square-shaped GW-B5600 digital watch with Bluetooth® communication and solar-powered radio control. The watch features a black watch face, and the band features a combination of pop blue and pink inspired by the hues from the latest Gorillaz album “NOW NOW.” The message “NOW” floats onto the display whenever it is illuminated with the LED backlight.

The base model for the new GA-2000GZ is the digital-analog combination watch GA-2000, which employs a new carbon construction with the ability to switch watch bands. The entire watch band features a vivid green camouflage pattern inspired by the cover of Gorillaz’s eponymous first album. A second watch band is included and features a darker-hued camouflage pattern, so that users can coordinate with their clothing.

The GW-B5600GZ and GA-2000GZ come in special packaging that matches the respective colors of the watches, showcasing two collaboration models that richly evoke the world view of Gorillaz.

GW-B5600GZ

GW-B5600GZ
“NOW” message illuminated with the backlight
Special packaging

GA-2000GZ

GA-2000GZ
Replaceable band
Special packaging

Specifications

GW-B5600GZ

Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
200 meters
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)
Communication Specifications
Communication Standard
Bluetooth® low energy
Signal Range
Up to 2m (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)
World Time
5 world times selected from 39 cities (39 time zones,* daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time, city name display, home time/world time switching
  • May be updated when connected to a smartphone.
Stopwatch
1/100 second (00'00"00 to 59'59"99) / 1 second (1:00'00" to 23:59'59"); measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99"; measuring modes: split time
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second (maximum 24 hours)
Alarm
5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm); hourly time signal
Other Functions
Smartphone Link functions (world time: over 300 cities + user-added cities, automatic time adjustment, easy watch setting); Time & Place; Reminder; Phone Finder); date display (month/date switching); day display (in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Russian); full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; full auto LED backlight (super illuminator and afterglow: 2/4 seconds, fade-in/fade-out afterglow); low battery alert
Power Source
Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous Operation
About 22 months with the power-saving function* ON after full charge
  • Power-saving after a certain period in a dark location
Size of Case
48.9 × 42.8 × 13.4mm
Total Weight
Approx. 53g

GA-2000GZ

Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
200 meters
World Time
48 cities (31 time zones, daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time, city name display, home time/world time switching
Stopwatch
1/100 second (00'00"00 to 59'59"99) / 1 second (1:00'00" to 23:59'59"); measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99"; measuring modes: split time
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second (maximum 24 hours)
Alarm
5 daily alarms; hourly time signal
Other Functions
Hand shift feature; full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; double LED light (Super Illuminator) with afterglow: selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3.0 seconds)
Accuracy at Normal Temperature
±15 seconds per month
Battery Life
Approx. 3 years on SR726W×2
Size of Case
51.2 × 48.7 × 14.1 mm
Total Weight
Approx. 79g
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