While all the hype still continues for the “Casioak” G-Shock still continues to pump out new watches and collaborations a plenty with some the stapes of the range
Casio have just announced their next new launch from their highly popular and successful G-Shock brand. It’s a new entry in their Mudmaster range and it’s also the first model from a new bespoke collection as an official partner to HM Armed Forces. With the collaboration, Casio have forged a partnership that positions them as an official supplier for the Mod – a move which will inevitably delight military watch collectors.
The partnership with G-Shock is a logical one for the British Army, with many on and off-duty servicemen across the globe turning to G-Shock as their timepiece of choice. The brand built its following by developing an unbreakable timepiece. The G-Shock was conceived as a watch which would have triple 10 resistance. This meant it would have a battery life of 10 years, water-resistance of 10 bar (100m) and could survive a fall of 10 feet. These characteristics are what made it complement the active duty lifestyle to a tee.
The British Army X G-Shock Mudmaster GG-B100BA features an updated Carbon Core Guard Structure and triple-layered carbon-insert bezel, providing extreme durability in a lightweight case. Boasting a dual-layered case back of thin stainless steel and fine resin to keep it airtight, it becomes resistant to shocks while providing comfortable wear all day long.
The special edition Mudmaster features a camouflage design inspired by the Army’s own Multi-Terrain Pattern. Furthermore, the model sports a stealth-black dial with an inverted LCD display and beige-tinted digits. This was specifically requested by the British Army so as not to attract undue attention when worn on operations. Completing the look is a beige band with a camouflage pattern and a stainless steel band keeper with the British Army insignia.
This special Mudmaster collaboration comprises many new features, including location and activity-tracking technology. For example, as part of the Bluetooth® connectivity capabilities via the G-Shock Connected App, it is equipped with a special function within the app that provides a location indicator, mission log memory, location memory, sunrise and sunset data, calories burned and more.
Major features of the GG-B100BA-1A include:
- Quad Sensor (altimeter-barometer, thermometer, compass, step counter)
- Bluetooth mobile link
- Calorimeter (a calorie counter utilizing the altimeter and step tracking sensors)
- Trackback feature with location indicator
- Mode menu customization
- Countdown timer (24 hour)
- 5 daily alarms
- Sunrise/sunset time
- Auto double LED (Super Illuminator) lights.
The GG-B100BA is the first from a series of three special editions due to arrive in 2020 and will be released on 12th March with an RRP £399
Dave Sergeant is a long-time, yet ‘accidental’ watch fan. He received a watch as a gift from his wife, and wanted to learn what made them tick. Countless hours of research and devouring forum content soon followed and the journey into the watch world had begun.
He is the founder of UK-based Microbrand LPW Watch Co and a co-founder of the RedBar Manchester Chapter.
In his spare time he is a keen ice-hockey fan (Edmonton Oilers – represent!) and an amateur chilli-growing enthusiast. Born and raised in the south, he now lives with his wife and dog in the north, in Manchester.
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