Casio has released a limited edition G-Shock that pays homage to NASA. The watch features the iconic square case in white with the recently reintroduced retro NASA worm logo.
The NASA G-Shock (DW5600NASA20) was released on April 24 in the United States. According to a Casio press release, the watch honours “decades of space exploration and groundbreaking discoveries.”
Using the classic BW5600 design as a base, the NASA G-Shock comes in white and features the retro NASA worm logo in red on the face of the watch. Additional touches include a strap that features the American Flag on one side and the text “National Aeronautics and Space Administration” on the other, an engraving of the Moon on the back, and a one-of-a-kind backlight that displays an image of the Moon. As a final callback to the agency, the watch comes in a tin that takes design influence from a Saturn V.
Underneath the custom design, however, the watch features all the rugged reliability of the classic BW5600 G-Shock. It measures 48.9mm x 42.8 mm, is 13.4mm thick, and weighs 53 grams. The watch is shock-resistant and water-resistant up to 200 meters. The G-Shock is also not short on functionality with a day/date indicator, a flash alert alarm, and a 1/100 second stopwatch.
The NASA G-Shock appears to currently only be available in the United States with a price tag of $130.
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