Casio has just released the G Shock Aviator, which is definitely one of their more functional pieces. The Casio G Shock Aviator is the product of many years of R&D and was just tested on the mountains of Chile in the Bio Bio region where there are still active volcanoes. To ensure the safety of the RAF ski team, the slopes were closed allowing for the team’s exclusive usage. The RAF team is a group of highly specialized pilots who were undertaking cross training, hoping to develop leadership, teamwork, endurance, and increased physical strength – all traits desirable in a top class pilot.
The G Shock Aviator Chronograph, reference # GW-A1100-1A3ER, is crafted from black resin which features the G Shock name at the 12 position on the bezel. This chronograph uses the traditional double pusher system at 2 and 4, unlike other G Shock models, which operates the stopwatch from the main crown. The strap is also made from black resin and it features a pin buckle system.
Functionally, the G Shock Aviator carries a stopwatch, digital compass, timer, and a world time function which recognizes all of the 24 time zone across the world. This watch is radio controlled, this means that the watch corrects the time and time zones when in close proximity to USA, Europe, Japan, and China. As with all G Shock watches, the Aviator is resistant to shocks and impacts. The compass function is operated with just one touch of a button.
The dial is black with green accents, which are also present on the pushers for a more streamlined look. Casio coats the dial elements with Neobrite which ensures nighttime viewing of the time. This model is powered by a solar powered movement negating the need to change batteries. The Casio G Shock is water resistant to 200 meters, which is perfect for all outdoor activities.