The Baselworld International Watch and Jewellery show always has the latest innovations in watch design. Watchmaker Casio is known for producing G-Shock watches for extremely niche markets. In keeping with this tradition, at this year’s Baselworld, Casio revealed the first G-Shock watch designed specifically for pilots and other aviation experts. This is also Casio’s first Bluetooth connected G-Shock model. Not only does it have GPS capabilities, but it also has a unique Mission Stamp Feature, which allows pilots to record location and time. This information is then transmitted via Bluetooth to a special app that can be viewed on a flight log.
Casio’s 57.1mm G-Shock GravityMaster GPW-2000 is entirely analogue. Even though it has no digital displays, this watch features GPS Hybrid Wave Ceptor technology. This innovative technology provides accurate timekeeping virtually anywhere. It receives terrestrial radio signals and GPS signals from up to six transmitters worldwide, depending upon the environment and location. This ensures that the watch keeps accurate time as one travels around the world.
This watch also has what Casio named Triple G Resist. This means that it is vibration resistant, centrifugal force-resistant and shock resistant. The GravityMaster GPW-2000 also features a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The watch also comes equipped with the standard water resistance up to 200 metres. It also has dual-dial world time, and a full auto super LED light. Other features include a 24-hour stopwatch, daily alarm, countdown timer and a carbon fibre insert band. This particular insert keeps the screws from loosening due to heavy vibrations.