If you are a true watch fan, you have heard about the Casio G-Shock line of watches and probably own or have owned at least one of these watches. The G-Shock line is very popular among watch collectors and people that do outdoor activities that involve getting a little dirty and even getting hurt. The Casio G-Shock watches are extremely tough and can probably survive a nuclear explosion (well maybe, we haven’t tested a G-Shock in a nuclear explosion, yet).
Casio has now released their latest edition to the G-Shock line called the GX56 and has nicknamed it the “The King of G-Shock”, because of its massive size. The GX56 measures at 55.5 millimeters x 53.6 millimeters x 17.5 millimeters.
The GX56 watch is as tough as any regular sized G-Shock and is equipped with a solar panel and a large rechargeable battery. The watch face has mineral crystal for increased resistance to scratches and is resistant to mud damage. The GX56 also includes a countdown timer, a stop watch, alarm, and world timer.
G-Shock is thrilled to offer this new level of shock resistance and technically advanced features in a lightweight functional timepiece. With its fashion-forward large case, the Ultimate Tough GX56 truly continues the G-Shock Tradition of Toughness and Technology – Shigenori Itoh, Vice President of Casio’s Timepiece Division.
The Casio G-Shock GX56 is available in two colors; Black (GX56-1A) and the appropriately named Hazard Orange (GX56-4). The price for the new G-Shocks is set at $150 USD.