Casio has launched three new G-SHOCK Gravity Defier watches, the G-1250BD, G-1250D, and G-1250B. Based on an aviator concept, the new shock-resistant watches offer performance that can withstand strong centrifugal gravitational force.
Casio’s previously released G-SHOCK G-1200 series of analog watches have gained popularity since shipments began in May of this year.
The G-1200 watches not only feature the most evolved tough features and unique shock resistance characteristics of the G-SHOCK brand, but also the enhanced toughness of being able to withstand the centrifugal gravitational force required by pilots: they greatly exceed the highest gravitational force standard for steady-state acceleration of 15g stipulated by the ISO 2669 Environmental Tests for Aircraft Equipment.
The watches released today in the new G-1250 series possess the same sought-after performance withstanding strong centrifugal gravitational force, while also featuring four analog indicators for checking the time and other information in an instant, along with a digital display for precisely showing the time. This combinational display improves the functionality of these watches to meet the requirements of pilots.
With both analog indicators and digital displays, the watches can also display times in 48 cities around the world based on Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is used in air traffic control. This enables pilots to check three different times simultaneously by setting the center hour and minute hands to the departure location, the small dial at the 3-o’clock position to the arrival location, and a digital display to UTC.
The G-SHOCK G-1250 series is powered by Casio’s Tough Solar system, which generates power from both sunlight and indoor lighting to ensure that users always have access to the correct time.
Of the three models in the lineup, the G-SHOCK G-1250BD and G-SHOCK G-1250D are fitted with stainless steel bands, while the G-SHOCK G-1250B has a resin band.
The band and case of the G-1250BD and the case of the G-1250B are in bold black, and finished in an ion-plated metal surface that resists scratches.
All of the models feature watch faces designed with the motif of aircraft gauges, as well as large-sized indexes for easy readability and luminescent indicators surrounding the time markings to illuminate the button positions in the dark.
Model: Casio G-SHOCK G-1250
G-1250BD, G-1250D and G-1250B
Resistant to centrifugal gravitational force
200-meter water resistant
48 cities (29 time zones; daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time; home and local time swapping function
1/100-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99”;
Measuring mode: elapsed time; split time; 1st – 2nd place times
Measuring unit: 1 second; input range: 1 minute to 60 minutes (1-minute increments); auto-repeat (8 times)
5 independent daily alarms (of which 1 snooze alarm); hourly time signal
Full auto LED light with afterglow
Battery power indicator; full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format
Accuracy at Normal Temperature
±15 seconds per month
Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
About 21 months with the power-saving function ON after full charge
Size of Case
52.5 × 49.8 × 15.5 mm
G-1250BD / G-1250D: Approx. 154 g
G-1250B: Approx. 80 g