Casio G-Shock GW-A1000-1ADF
The new Casio G-Shock GW-A1000 is the most cockpit-ready watch within the crowded G-Shock aviation series. But the watch is also one of the most capable and practical models. This solar-powered, multi-band atomoc watch is the first G-Shock built with “Smart Access” — an electronic crown switch and five-motor drive which powers the chronograph, hour, minute and seconds hands independently. By interacting with the crown switch, the wearer can quickly and easily switch between home and world times, or instantly display the current UTC time. G-Shock’s legendary shock resistance also gets an update, with the GW-A1000′s Triple G Resist technology. The casing around the the watch module is essentially floating in a synthetic gel, which provides added resistance against vibration, shock and centrifugal force. Casio has yet to release a price point for the GW-A1000, but we can expect it to be upwards of the $280 asked for the GW-3000 series watches.