Not to be outdone by the new Seiko Brightz worldwide atomic watch, Casio has recently released their own triple-region atomic watch. What makes the new Casio Waveceptor special is that it will calibrate with atomic time signals anywhere in the world, or at least anywhere where there is an atomic clock transmitting a time signal, which is Japan, Europe (England and Germany), and North America (a 3,000 mile radius around Fort Collins, Colorado). Features of the new Casio triple-region Waveceptor include:
- Worldwide time calibration (at least in the regions of the world where there are atomic clocks).
- Support for displaying the day of the week in 5 different languages.
- Preprogrammed calendar up to the year 2098.
- Water-resistant to 50 meters, or about 165 feet.
- Stainless steel case and bracelet.
- Mineral glass crystal.
- Three-year battery.
The new Casio Waveceptor (ref. WVQ-200HDE-2BVER) is available starting this month in Europe, and seems to go for €100, or about $122. The Seiko Brightz worldwide atomic watch is a higher-end timepiece (I’m expecting it to go for around $850), but if all you need is worldwide time calibration, and you don’t have a lot of money to spend, the Casio might be the way to go.