Casio Releases G-SHOCK Celestial Guardian Series

January 22, 2018

Singapore, 22 January 2018 – Long a streetwear staple, the G-SHOCK looks set to extend its offerings for aficionados in the upcoming months with the release of its Celestial Guardian series, which feature reinterpretations of the Four Symbols. Designed by acclaimed artist and graphic designer JAHAN LOH, these four new watches will each feature one of the Four Symbols and have a specific colourway to match different wardrobes and styles.

In traditional Chinese culture, the Four Symbols are celestial beasts that each correspond to a specific season, cardinal point, and quadrant of the sky. The Azure Dragon, Vermillion Bird, White Tiger, and Black Turtle didn’t just represent a system of organising and understanding the world, but were also protective guardians that kept the world in order. With help from JAHAN LOH, CASIO has put a twist on these beasts by transposing them to the wrist. To modernise these traditional motifs and keep their influence subtle, JAHAN created a backdrop of clouds that are reminiscent of camouflage patterns all over each watch, before hiding the celestial guardians in plain sight. A silhouette of the White Tiger, for instance, can be seen repeated several times on the strap of the GA-700CG-7A.

The watches in the Celestial Guardian series will see a staggered release, beginning with the GA-500CG-2A in February. The GA-700CG-7A follows in March, while the GAW-100CG-4A and GA-800CG-1A will be released in April and May respectively.

Specifications

GA-5000CG-2A

Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
200 meters
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: 1/10 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)
Other Features
Full auto-calendar (to year 2099); 12/24-hour format; LED light; selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds), afterglow
Accuracy at Normal Temperature
±15 seconds per month
Battery Life
Approx. 3 years on CR2016
Size of Case
57.6×48.9×17.1 mm
Total Weight
Approx. 75g

GA-700CG-7A

Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
200 meters
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: 1/10 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)
Other Features
Full auto-calendar (to year 2099); 12/24-hour format; 31 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, home city/world time city swapping
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. 69g

GAW-100CG-4A

Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
200 meters
Stopwatch
Timer – 1/1 second; maximum timing capacity of 100 minutes; second-long cycles
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second; countdown range: 24 hours; countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 24 hours (1-second increments, 1-minute increments, and 1-hour increments); other: auto-repeat
Alarm
5 daily alarms
Other Features
Full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format
Accuracy at Normal Temperature
±15 seconds per month
Battery Life
Approx. 2 years on CR2016
Size of Case
55.1×52.5×16.7 mm
Total Weight
Approx.76g

GA-800CG-1A

Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
200 meters
Stopwatch
1/100 second; measuring capacity: 00’00”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); measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st and 2nd place times
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second; countdown range: 100 minutes; countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 100 minutes (1-second increments, 1-minute increments)
Alarm
5 daily alarms
Other Features
Full auto-calendar (to year 2099); 12/24-hour format; dual time (home city time swapping)
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. 63g

ABOUT JAHAN LOH

A contemporary artist, JAHAN LOH’s works have straddles both fine art and commercial projects. He first shot to fame with his drawings for Taiwanese hip-hop group Machi’s album art and music videos, which won him several awards including MTV’s CD Cover Design of the Year. Since then, he has collaborated with a range of artists, such as John Matos and Jakuan Melendez, while also presenting solo exhibitions. JAHAN LOH has demonstrated an interest in various mediums, from painted pop art to brass sculptures, and is currently based in Singapore.

ABOUT CASIO

Casio Computer Co., Ltd. is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics products and business equipment solutions. Since its establishment in 1957, Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. Today, Casio’s offerings include timepieces, digital cameras, electronic dictionaries, calculators, musical instruments, system equipment, and others. The Casio Group employs about 12,000 people worldwide, shipping over 100 million products per year, with net sales of 321 billion yen (approx. US$2,842 million) in the fiscal year ended March 2017. News and product information from Casio is available at http://world.casio.com/.

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