1: Carbon Fibre Bezel, 2: Carbon Fibre Monocoque Chassis, 3: Shock Resistant Buttons
Carbon > Metal > Resin
Carbon fibre has had its many uses in other parts of the industry, from carbon fibre parts for cars, chassis for boats, even applying it liberally in the construction of the Boeing 777 Dreamliner. It’s a no brainer then regarding the abilities of carbon fibre, being 10 times stronger than steel while weighing a mere quarter than its metallic counterpart. Which is why Casio has applied the material liberally in its new iteration of the GWR-B1000 Gravitymaster.
G-Shock GWR-B1000 Gravitymaster
Adding onto the G-shock ethos, the Gravitymaster has been seriously upgraded for outright toughness. Apart from the standard G-Shock internals, the casing is made from 57 layers of the stuff, baked, then milled to form the backbone of the watch. The bezel also gets done up in the same treatment, for a complete carbon fibre look. Buttons are milled from anti-rust titanium, sans the button guard, because they’re resilient enough on their own. To further stress their point, the opening launch had the CEOs slingshotting the watch onto a bullseye, to which the watch practically dusted off as if it was a mere ant bite. The strap too has been given carbon fibre inserts, for extra reinforcement, because why not.
Other technologies included inside are the 6 channel radio band, Bluetooth capabilities to sync to your phone, solar-charging, calendar, stopwatch, and alarm. The watch retails for a cool RM3999, but we say it’s worth it if you regularly trip to the unknown and back.
For a more affordable model, Casio has also launched the GA-2000, that features a a carbon fibre reinforced case with a multitude of different colours at a decreased price of RM 579.
In other watch news, Bell & Ross just announced the launch of their e-boutique in Malaysia.