CASIO G-SHOCK MASTER OF G FROGMAN GWF-D1000ARR-1JR x Antarctic Research ROV LIMITED EDITION MADE IN JAPAN JDM
G-SHOCK, the watch that supports professionals engaged in activities under various severe environments around the world, is proud to announce a new Antarctic Research ROV collaboration model.
This new collaboration model was jointly developed by CASIO and Shimpei Goto, Assistant Professor at the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology as a navigation device of the underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that was used for joint research on the January 2018 59th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition.
The base model is the Master of G FROGMAN timepiece that is designed and engineered for professional diving. Every aspect of this model, including coloring and design, has been selected and refined in close cooperation of Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, which used the ROV to conduct actual surveys on Antarctic lakes and wetlands. This model adopts the same bold coloring of the ROV: red, black, orange and blue, while the back cover, backlight, band, and special packaging all adopt designs that incorporate an image of Antarctica.
Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology jointly developed and operates the ROV with the National Institute of Polar Research in order to study the lakes and wetlands of Antarctica. Conducting studies in the Antarctic requires an ROV that is compact and lightweight enough to be transported by human power, and with the means to measure depth and bearing are a must. The compact and lightweight configuration of this FROGMAN Model, along with its ability to provide accurate bearing readings even in unstable underwater conditions, and its high level water resistance make it the perfect match for an expedition such as this.
Antarctic Research Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
One of the marine education and research activities of Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology is to conduct Antarctic research expeditions in conjunction the National Institute of Polar Research.
The 59th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition performed a 3-dimensional mapping survey of moss pillars (life forms mainly consisting of algae, moss, and cyanobacteria) that live in the wetlands of the Antarctic.
The small underwater remotely operated vehicle used by this expedition needs to be tough and as light as possible in order to enable uninterrupted operation under extreme polar conditions.
The ROV is being developed by a research team led by Shimpei Goto, Assistant Professor at the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology. It is being used to support research of Antarctic wetland ecosystems, which still have much to reveal to us.
- Case / bezel material: Stainless steel / Resin
- Carbon fiber insert Resin Band
- Sapphire Glass with non-reflective coating
- Shock Resistant
- Screw Lock Back
- ISO 200 meters Water Resistance
LED backlight (Super illuminator)
Full auto LED light, selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds), afterglow
- Tough Solar (Solar powered)
Time calibration signal reception
Auto receive up to six* times a day (remaining auto receives canceled as soon as one is successful)
*5 times a day for the Chinese calibration signal
The latest signal reception results
Time Calibration Signals
Station name: DCF77 (Mainflingen, Germany)
Frequency: 77.5 kHz
Station name: MSF (Anthorn, England)
Frequency: 60.0 kHz
Station name: WWVB (Fort Collins, United States)
Frequency: 60.0 kHz
Station name: JJY (Fukushima, Fukuoka/Saga, Japan)
Frequency: 40.0 kHz (Fukushima) / 60.0 kHz (Fukuoka/Saga)
Station name: BPC (Shangqiu City, Henan Province, China)
Frequency: 68.5 kHz
Measuring range: 0 to 359°
Measuring unit: 1°
20 seconds continuous measurement
Graphic direction pointer
Auto level correction function
Direction compensation (figure 8, 3-point)
Magnetic declination correction
Display range: –10 to 60°C (14 to 140°F)
Display unit: 0.1°C (0.2°F)
*Changeover between Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F)
- Time stamp recording of up to 20 records (hour, minute, second, year, month, date, day (diving mode: depth and water temperature / compass mode: bearing angle / thermometer mode: temperature))
Measuring range: 0.0 to 80.0m (0.0 to 262.5ft)
Measuring unit: 0.1m (0.5ft)
Dive time: 1 second increments, up to 5:59’59
Surface time measurement
Ascent rate alarm
Automatic data recording of up to 20 records (dive start year, month and day, start time, dive time, maximum depth and lowest water temperature)
31 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off
- Moon data (moon age of the specific date, moon phase)
- Tide graph (tide level for specific date and time)
Measuring capacity: 99:59'59.99''
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 24 hours
Countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
- 5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)
- Hourly time signal
- Battery level indicator
- Power Saving (display goes blank to save power when the watch is left in the dark)
- Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
- 12/24-hour format
- Button operation tone on/off
- Regular timekeeping: Hour, minute, second, pm, month, date, day
- Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month (with no signal calibration)
Approx. battery operating time:
7 months on rechargeable battery (operation period with normal use without exposure to light after charge)
23 months on rechargeable battery (operation period when stored in total darkness with the power save function on after full charge)