Metal-Covered G-B001 Series
Published on 5 Mar 2023
New double-bezel Capsule Tough construction featuring playful material combinations
The DW-001 hit the scene in 1994, featuring the Capsule Tough design concept. Casio now introduces a new evolution of the watch driven by leading-edge technologies, featuring the Carbon Core Guard structure, a metal-clad exterior, and Smartphone Link functionality. On top of all this, the detachable urethane bezel provides a playful touch, offering the choice between two bezels — metal or urethane. A reimagined form of Capsule Tough has arrived, maintaining the design of the original while taking on a fresh new character all its own.
Available Exclusively Online from 7 Mar 2023.
Metal-covered Capsule Tough design employing Carbon Core Guard structure
The original Capsule Tough design, which fully enveloped the case in resin to provide a unique shock resistant structure, was introduced with the DW-001 in 1994. Today, a new update to the Capsule Tough design makes the most of the G-SHOCK leading-edge Carbon Core Guard structure. The bezel features a metal-clad design with stainless steel. Furthermore, the bezel and case back employ a dual construction, with metal components covered with urethane to maintain the colourful look of the DW-001 while realising a fresh new Capsule Tough design. This playful combination of different materials makes for a unique appeal.
Interchangeable bezel and band offer an expanded range of customisation options
A translucent bezel and band are included, offering 12 different customisable design combinations. The additional bezel features two-tone moulding in orange and green, and the additional band displays blue gradations. A slide lever makes the parts easily interchangeable.
Double-bezel design offering two different faces to enjoy
The urethane bezel faithfully reproduces the moulded form of the DW-001 with its rounded shapes, punching employed at the 6 o’clock position, and two-tone colour blocks. The metal bezel incorporates slits and is finished with IP and polishing processes. The inclusion of the detachable urethane bezel provides a fun design touch with a choice between faces made of different materials to enjoy.
The original colours of the DW-001 are employed for the urethane bezel: yellow paired with grey. Rainbow IP and an all-over mirror finish are applied to the metal bezel.
Black and translucent two-tone moulding is employed for the urethane bezel. For the metal bezel, silver IP is applied, and each surface is individually polished in a hairline or mirror finish. A red slash pattern is printed on the band’s base colour of black.
The translucent urethane bezel is applied with grey and clear colouration. The metal bezel features gold IP and an all-encompassing mirror finish. Gold vapour deposition is employed for the dial.
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Revived face design constructed with separate components
While inheriting the original face design of the DW-001, the dial and inset dial ring are made separately with individual finishing applied to each component. The LCD lights up with a graphic image of blocks that stack up along with the second readout of the time display.
Urethane band inheriting the iconic design of the original
The new watch inherits the iconic band design of the DW-001, including the wing components on the underside that further enhance the fit. The insert parts that show through the decorative openings near the base of the band have been changed from metal mesh to fine resin to expand the range of colour expression.
Smartphone Link for full functionality at your fingertips
for maintaining watch readability in the dark
(high-brightness auto LED backlight)
SPECIFICATIONS (Watch Functions)
- Shock-resistant structure
- 20-bar water resistance
- Smartphone Link
- World time (38 cities)
- 1/100-second stopwatch
- Countdown timer
- 5 daily alarms
- Auto LED backlight (Super Illuminator)
article source: https://gshock.casio.com/my/g-news/new-releases/2023/metal-covered-g-b001-series/