Casio has given flight to a second G-Shock watch in partnership with the British Ministry of Defence.
The Royal Air Force x G-SHOCK GRAVITYMASTER was designed in conjunction with the RAF, and built to survive the daily challenges faced by pilots thanks to the strength of its carbon core guard structure that means it cannot be broken or damaged by extreme G-forces or impacts.
“G-SHOCK is an unbreakable timepiece built from a ‘Never Give Up’ philosophy that makes it perfectly equipped to support UK Servicemen — both on and off-duty — all over the world. G-SHOCK is already the watch of choice for many in the Armed Forces, and this limited-edition release further cements the partnership as an official licensee of the Ministry of Defence,” the company says.
The Royal Air Force x G-SHOCK GRAVITYMASTER’s bezel is made up of three layers of resin with carbon fiber inserts, with the top layer being semi-transparent to reveal the carbon material inside.
It has design elements inspired by aviation including three buttons on the right side of the watch arranged in a way that makes them resemble a helicopter control stick and a stealth colour scheme inspired by the Eurofighter Typhoon’s cloaking that makes it hard to see against the sky.
An array of sensors operate an on-watch compass, altitude/barometer temperature gauge and accelerometer that keeps track of step count and talk to a G-SHOCK Connected App that keeps a mission log, location indicator, auto altitude calibration and calories burned.