G-Shock today announced the release of the GW-A1100, a new flagship model in the G-Shock Gravity Defier series which is conceived with pilots in mind. The new watch is equipped with an advanced compass function and other enhanced functionality, operability and visibility integrated in a highly sophisticated design.

The GW-A1100 is a shock resistant watch that integrates the Multi Mission Drive, Casio's unique analogue drive system which moves the hands independently using separate motors, with sensor technology Casio developed while advancing its line of outdoor watches. A magnetic sensor miniaturized to just 5% of the conventional size and a unique noise reduction algorithm enable high-performance compass functions in a tough-style watch. Strong, light carbon-fibre is used for the second hand, which is also used to indicate the compass bearing. The hand maintains smooth, stable movement.

The model also features tough Triple G Resist construction, and is equipped with the Smart Access system to enable intuitive operation of various functions. Functions such as World Time, the stopwatch, and alarm are easy to operate with the crown switch, which also has a quick-lock mechanism that enables simple lock and release. With luminous paint and a three-dimensional index, the wide-faced dial is easy to read. The highly functional GW-A1100 represents the pinnacle of performance for pilots, delivering all the shock resistance, operability and viewability the most demanding pilot needs

-Construction ... Triple G Resist (Shock-resistant, resistant to centrifugal gravitational force and vibration-resistant)
-Water Resistance ... 200 meters
-Digital Compass ... Hand indication of north (20 seconds continuous measurement); bidirectional calibration; magnetic declination correction
-Radio Frequency ... 77.5 kHz (DCF77: Germany); 60 kHz (MSF: UK); 60 kHz (WWVB: USA); 40 kHz (JJY: Fukushima, Japan) / 60 kHz (JJY: Kyushu, Japan); 68.5 kHz (BPC: China)
-Radio Wave Reception ... Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day); manual reception
-World Time ... 29 cities (29 time zones; daylight saving on/off; daylight saving time (summer time) auto switching/ standard time and Coordinated Universal Time
-Stopwatch ... 1/20-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 120 minutes; elapsed time; flyback
-Countdown Timer ... Measuring unit: 1 minute; countdown range: 60 minutes; countdown start time setting range: 1 to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)
-Other Functions ... Automatic hands correction; daily alarm; full auto-calendar; battery recharge warning; date display
-Power Source ... Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
-Continuous Operation ... About 29 months with the power-saving function ON after full charge