G-SHOCK WATCHES- THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST TIMEPIECE?
BY SARA DARLING
Everyone of a certain age is familiar with the classic Casio G-Shock watch. But who would have thought that, 35 years later, the teenage staple would still be the name to know?
To launch the latest shock-resistant member of the family, the ingenious marketing bods at Casio decided to test the craftsmanship, and prove its credentials by sending the newest model into space!
Check out the journey here
Tim Gould, deputy managing Director of Casio UK, said “G-Shock was born from a desire to create the world’s first unbreakable watch, that could resist gravity, magnetic fields, extreme high and low temperatures and the highest of g-forces. We’re proud this mission into space has once again proved that these watches are the toughest on earth, able to survive and operate in the harshest conditions known to mankind.”
What goes up, must come down right?
Well, you would hope so! And the fact that this sturdy timepiece came back to earth in one piece, and still ticking away to the second is astounding in itself. Never mind the fact it survived a 123-metre free fall to earth, at speeds of 65km per hour....
Using the latest NASA-approved space balloon, the watch’s galactic journey included travelling to 44.1km above the earth, surviving temperatures of minus 58 degrees, and travelling 25km past the limit where human blood boils- and not many watches can say they have been tested quite so stringently.
Even if you don't have any plans to walk on the moon, the watch is bound to keep you on your toes. Or at least on time!
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