G-Shock x Royal Air Force
G-Shock has collaborated with the Royal Air Force on a premium watch inspired by Chinook helicopters.
The GPW-1000RAF timepiece represents the craft’s advanced technology and is tough enough to endure extreme terrain in any place or conditions.
It features a new Hybrid GPS/Radio Wave Ceptor function that picks up time signals from atomic transmitters or GPS satellites to deliver absolute accuracy – crucial to aviation.
The watch also includes a Zulu time function, developed in conjunction with RAF plots. When the embossed red ‘Z’ is pressed, the hands immediately switch to Zulu time, returning to local time after a few seconds. This avoids any confusion pilots and crew may have when communicating across different time zones.
Details include scratch resistant sapphire glass, anti-reflection coating, LED lit high visibility luminescent coated numbers and carbon hands that can withstand up to 12Gs while in rotation.
The G-Shock x Royal Air Force GPW-1000RAF watch is available now online, priced at £850.