Casio's G-Shock works with RAF to create watch
G-Shock Premium has partnered up with the Royal Air Force (RAF) to create the G-Shock Premium Gravity Defier GW-A1000RAF-1AER.
The Royal Air Force, which formed in 1918, has worked with the watch brand to produce a timepiece that has all the features needed by an RAF pilot. The GW-A1000RAF-1AER has been said by G-Shock to be its toughest gravity watch to date and includes features such as a thermometer to monitor cabin temperature, flight record mode and instant Zulu time access all at the touch of a button. The carbon fibre strap is a jet grey and epitomises Royal Air Force design with subtle hints of red, blue and white using the colours of the RAF’s roundel logo.
RAF squardron leader John McFall said: “The Royal Air Force is proud to have worked closely with Casio to develop this Royal Air Force Aviator G-Shock watch, which has a bespoke set of features inspired by the demanding and challenging environments worldwide in which today’s Royal Air Force personnel operate.”
Speaking at BaselWorld 2012 last week, RAF pilot Nathan Jones, who took part in the development of the watch was pleased to have been involved. He said: “There are so many aviator watches out there but it’s as though they were made having never seen or spoken to a pilot. This one has truly been made to make our job easier.”
The watch retails at £500 and is available from June.