Casio have released the newest additions to its family of shock-resistant G-SHOCK watches. The new G-B001 watches take the form of the DW-001 released in 1994, now adding a playful touch with detachable bezel.
With its Capsule Tough design, which fully enveloped the case in resin to provide a unique shock resistant structure, the original DW-001 introduced a new sensibility by departing from the conventional rugged, hard designs. The power and strength of G-SHOCK conveyed in a new curved, soft form proved popular.
The new G-B001 watches take the DW-001 design concept further, combining the idea of wrapping the watch with the thrill of popping open a toy capsule from a vending machine. The detachable bezel on this shock-resistant watch allows users to mix and match components to choose a favourite look that best suits their style for the day.
Retaining the soft DW-001 form, the new watches feature a double-bezel design that allows users to detach the resin bezel to reveal the metal bezel below, much like the design of a toy capsule. The resin bezel stays true to the DW-001 design with a two-tone colour scheme, while hairline and mirror finishes on the individual components of the metal bezel offer a more sophisticated look and feel. This design highlights the different character of the resin and metal bezels, delivering a watch that is pop and sophisticated at the same time.
The G-B001MVE also includes an interchangeable resin bezel and band, offering even more design combinations for users to mix and match to their taste.
|Model||Bezel Colors (Resin x Metal)|
|G-B001MVE||Yellow × Rainbow|
|G-B001MVB||Gray × Gold|
|G-B001MVA||Black × Silver|
|Water Resistance||200 meters|
|Communication Specifications||Communication Standard||Bluetooth® low energy|
|Signal Range||Up to 2 meters (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)|
|World Time||38 time zones* (38 cities + coordinated universal time), auto summer time (DST) switching, home city/world time city swapping|
* May be updated when connected to a smartphone.
|Stopwatch||1/100 second (00’00”00 to 59’59”99) / 1 second (1:00’00 to 23:59’59); measuring capacity: 23:59’59; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st and 2nd place times|
|Countdown Timer||Measuring unit: 1 second (maximum 24 hours)|
|Alarm||5 daily alarms, hourly time signal|
|Mobile Link Features|
(Wireless Linking with Bluetooth® Devices)
|Auto time adjustment|
Easy watch setting
Approximately 300 world time cities
Time & place
|Other Functions||date/month display swapping; day display (in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian or Russian); full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; LED backlight (auto light, Super Illuminator and afterglow: 1.5 seconds or 3 seconds)|
|Accuracy at Normal Temperature||±15 seconds per month|
|Battery Life||Approx. 3 years on CR2016|
|Size of Case||50.3 × 47.0 × 18.7mm (with resin bezel)|
|Total Weight||Approx. 75g (with resin bezel)|