On September 25, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., collaborated with the Antarctic research ROV [Remotely operated vehicle] as a new model of the G-SHOCK FROGMAN, the only divers watch in the shock-resistant watch “G-SHOCK” -D1000ARR "was announced. Released on October 11th, the tax-excluded price is 130,000 yen.
This GWF-D1000ARR was realized in response to the adoption of FROGMAN as a depth meter and azimuth meter for the small underwater unmanned spacecraft ROV used in the survey of lakes in Antarctica in January 2018. The base model was actually attached to the Antarctic Survey ROVGWF-D1000It is. Another FROGMAN loved by the nickname “Frog” has added an irresistible model for fans.
For the coloring, red, black, orange and blue used in the Antarctic research ROV are adopted for the entire watch. The dial indicator, side button, and sensor cover blue represent the four screws [propellers] that drive the aircraft. The back lid, backlight, and band were decorated with the silhouette of Antarctica. "A special finish where you can feel the bravery of the Antarctic research ROV that is rushing through extremely cold water."
The Antarctic Survey in January 2018 was conducted jointly by the National Institute of Polar Research at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology. An Antarctic research ROV was used to investigate the lake ecosystem in Antarctica.
The Antarctic Survey ROV is a uniquely developed aircraft, but the prerequisite for development is robustness, small size, and light weight. Under such circumstances, the correct orientation can be measured even in water where the posture tends to become unstable, and the compact FROGMAN [GWF-D1000] has been adopted as a navigation instrument [depth meter / azimuth meter]. FROGMAN is a member of the “G-SHOCK MASTER OF G” series, which continues to challenge extreme environments, with origami for impact resistance and water resistance. And the survey was successful.