Solar-powered watches: Casio Oceanus OCW-G1100S timepiece pays tribute to the exosphere
An evolution of its predecessor Casio OCW-G1100, the timepiece runs on solar energy and includes automatic world time settings and diamonds
The Casio Oceanus OCW-G1100S is not a reference to Oceanus, the figure in Greco-Roman mythology who represented the world-ocean surrounding the world. On the other hand, there is a connection of sorts here. The OCW-G1100S celebrates the exosphere, otherwise known as the space between our earthly atmosphere and outer space. The blue here represents the blue edge of the boundary between our terrestrial space and the inky blackness of outer space. In fact, just as the mythical Oceanus surrounded the world, so too does the exosphere.
Both the OCW-G1100 and the new OCW-G1100S are equipped with GPS and standard time signal reception technology, allowing both models to always supply the correct local time anywhere in the world. The nomenclature here tells us that the OCW-G1100S is an evolution of the original OCW-G1100. Of course, the new watch is packed with contemporary technology, including not only solar and GPS Hybrid Wave Ceptor but also a Dual Coil Motor.
As part of the Oceanus line, the OCW-G1100S is cased in metal, here with a DLC coating.
Movement Radio-controlled solar calibre, worldtimer with auto switching, direct access to UTC, chronograph, full auto calendar, low battery alert
Case 51.1 millimetres in titanium with ceramic bezel; water resistant to 100 metres
Strap Solid titanium bracelet
This article was originally published in WOW.