The RAF Benevolent Fund is delighted to be supported by Casio through the release of their new G-Shock watch.
Inspired by the RAF's durable and versatile Chinook helicopters, the GPW-1000RAF watch represents the crafts advanced technology and is tough enough to endure extreme terrain in any place and any conditions.
It features a new Hybrid GPS/Radio Wave Ceptor function picking up time signals from atomic transmitters or from GPS satellites to deliver absolute accuracy – crucial to aviation.
In addition, the watch includes a Zulu time function, developed in conjunction with RAF pilots.
Zulu time, an aviation and military term for UTC or Coordinated Universal Time, refers to time at the prime meridian, a more precise measurement of time developed from an increased accuracy at measuring the earth's rotation. When the embossed red 'Z' is pressed the hands immediately set 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.
Developed as the ultimate pilots watch, details include scratch resistance sapphire glass, anti-reflection coating, LED lit high visibility luminescent coated numbers and a carbon hands that can withstand up to 12 Gs while in rotation.
This limited edition timepiece uses colours synonymous with the ROYAL AIR FORCE, including a utilitarian grey bezel and band inspired by the RAF combat aircraft while the distinctive RAF logo is embossed in white onto the band’s keeper.
Through the release of this watch Casio are aiming to raise £10,000 for the RAF Benevolent Fund to help us continue to support the RAF family.