Posted the 3rd day of August in 2010 by Riley.
Casio America has officially announced that the new "King of G-Shock" GX56-1A and GX56-4 models will be released in the US market. These G-Shocks have the largest cases ever. There's also some new design elements inside the case that have lead to increased toughness and shock protection thanks to materials like aGEL (aka alpha gel). Both have a retail price of $150 USD. Take a look at the photos from the NYC event to see if these should be added to your wishlist.
|Black GX-56-1A with negative LCD|
|Orange GX-56-4 with negative LCD|
G-SHOCK PROUDLY UNVEILS THE KING OF G-SHOCK
The Next Level in Shock Resistance and Ultimate Toughness
New York, NY, August 2, 2010 — Proudly crowning a new king, Casio America Inc. boldly debuts the G-Shock Ultimate Tough GX56. This latest edition to the G-Shock family seamlessly combines advanced technologies and the latest shock resistant construction. Majestic in size, the GX56 is the largest case design (55.5mm x 53.6mm x 17.5mm) in G-Shock history, nearly two times (2x) larger in volume than the classic DW5600.
Self-Charging, Tough Solar Power - A tiny, solar panel combined with a large-capacity rechargeable battery enables a variety of energy-hungry functions to operate smoothly. The result is an impressive solar timepiece that assures reliable timekeeping and greatly reduces the need for battery change.
"G-Shock is thrilled to offer this new level of shock resistance and technically advanced features in a lightweight functional timepiece,” said Shigenori Itoh, Vice President of Casio's Timepiece Division. With its fashion-forward large case, the Ultimate Tough GX56 truly continues the G-Shock Tradition of Toughness and Technology."
Additional GX56 features include: Mud Resistance, Auto EL Backlight, World Time (31TZ/48 City + UTC), 4 Daily Alarms and 1 Snooze Alarm, Hourly Time Signal, 1/100th Sec. Stopwatch, Countdown Timer, 12/24 Hr. Formats, and Mineral Glass face for increased scratch resistance.
Available in heritage black (GX56-1A) and hazard orange (GX56-4) for $150 at select Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Tourneau and other fashion boutiques and www.gshock.com.