G-Shock has proved its latest GPW-2000 Gravitymaster can survive extreme conditions by sending it into the stratosphere attached to a meteorological flight balloon.
The watch took off from Yorkshire, reaching the near zero gravity conditions at 44.1km above earth where the temperature was recorded at -58C.
The watch survived 82 minutes in space before returning to earth. As a final test of the watch’s ruggedness, the last leg of its mission was a 65kph free-fall to earth from a height of 123m.
On board HD cameras captured every moment of the G-Shock’s flight.
Commenting on the watch’s journey into space, Tim Gould, deputy managing Director of Casio UK, said, “G-Shock was born from a desire to create the world’s first unbreakable watch, that could resist gravity, magnetic fields, extreme high and low temperatures and the highest of g-forces. We’re proud this mission into space has once again proved that these watches are the toughest on earth, able to survive and operate in the harshest conditions known to mankind.”
The G-Shock GPW-2000 Gravitymaster is part of the company’s line of shock-resistant watches featuring a Connected Engine 3-way Time Sync System that uses either GPS, radio waves or smartphone pairing to accurately tell the time anywhere in the world.