WatchTime Live, which kicks off tonight at 5:00, will showcase new releases from our 25 participating brands, and this year G-Shock will be presenting its latest addition to the tactically focused Master of G collection, the GravityMaster GRB200, designed with aviation professionals in mind. The watch is presented in three distinct colorways, and combines fashionable versatility with essential functionality.
In a novel take on the classic G-Shock silhouette, the watch uses a tough, rugged, carbon-core-guard structure for its case, produced by using both resin and carbon fibers in multiple layers. It all adds up to a relatively large wrist presence, at 63 mm x 54.1 mm x 18.3-mm. On the case’s right side, we see three of the watch’s controls, arranged to resemble a fighter jet control stick and designed for ease of operation. These buttons include a Bluetooth phone link, compass, and altitude/barometer sensor, which in combination with the left side sensor also includes temperature measurement capabilities and an accelerometer that keeps helps keep track of the wearer’s step count. The goal of this combination of four features, or “Quad Sensors,” is to make it easier “to keep tabs on the natural environment around you” and further “to maintain [accurate] logs of your activities for comprehensive flight mission support.”
Among the watch’s various other features, we find “Double Super” LED lights and “Neo-Brite” luminous hands and markers which together illuminate the dial; a world timer that includes 38 time zones and sunrise and sunset data; a 1/100th second stopwatch capable of timing up to 24-hours; a countdown timer; five multi-function alarms; the option for either a 12 or 24 hour time format; and a full auto calendar.
Underneath the crystal, we find a three-dimensional dial with a host of technical and stylistic features. On its outer edge is a curved minute ring, connected to the dial via large hour markers and punctuated at the top via an outlined triangle design. Throughout the black dial we see directions of use for the watch’s various features, while the GravityMaster logo lives toward the top of the face and a digital display resides on the bottom. Passing over the dial are two large, broad sword-style hands for the hour and minute, while a simple colored pointer counts the seconds.
Inside the 200-meter water resistant case is a highly accurate quartz movement that promises a two-year battery life. The case helps provide the movement incredible shock and vibration resistance, and the solid caseback helps further keep the utilitarian timepiece secure.
The GRB200 is available in a black, orange, or blue options, with most of the difference in color being found in the resin straps and hour markers. Each of the color options are available directly through G-Shock and via its authorized dealers for $350.
To learn more and inquire for purchase, you can visit G-SHOCK’s website, here.
To learn more about the WatchTime Live event and to purchase tickets, click here.