The Casio G-Shock, the cultural phenomenon in the watch world has become a serious challenger to the next tier up, moving from fashion to serious workhorse wristwatches.
The forthcoming launch of its Gulfmaster GWNQ1000 show us why.
Scheduled to hit UK stores next month, the new Gulfmaster is the first timepiece from the brand to add a water depth alongside an atmospheric pressure sensor (altimeter/barometer), temperature sensor, and magnetic sensor for compass readings.
The rugged watch was designed with the needs of coast guards in mind, making it suitable for extreme watersport enthusiasts.
Combined, the five sensor modes (altitude, atmospheric pressure, temperature, depth and compass bearing) are meant toenable the user to assess changing ocean conditions in real time, Casio C-Shock says.
The watch is water resistant to 200M Water Resistance, offers World Time with information on 31 time zones; UTC, barometric pressure alarm, tide indicator, 4 daily alarms and 1 snooze alarm, 1/100th second stopwatch, countdown timer, 12/24 hour formats, and a storm alarm, all in a 48mm case.
The US price has been announced as $850. UK pricing is not yet available.