G-SHOCK and World-Class Athlete Louie Vito Collaborate for G-LIDE Watch Releases for Winter
TOKYO, October 21, 2013 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its G-SHOCK watch brand by releasing a new collaborative model developed with brand ambassador and professional snowboarder Louie Vito. Winter Olympic Medalist, Winter X Games and U.S. Grand Prix Champion; Louie’s professional snowboard career echoes the elite performance and unwavering commitment of the G-SHOCK brand.
Adding to his long list of top finishes, Louie wrapped up the 2012/2013 contest season by winning Europe’s premiere snowboarding event, the 2013 Winter X Games. While astonishing judges and fans alike with his snowboarding skills, Louie has also created a name for himself off the hill. Winning American’s hearts while competing in the hit TV show Dancing With The Stars, he was selected as one of the athletes to be featured in 2011’s ESPN the Magazine Body Issue. For those that are still chasing an autograph, Louie’s “LV” signature is printed on the watch band and engraved on the case back. The deep indigo blue case and highlights suggest clear “bluebird” winter skies, balanced with a reverse LCD display for enhanced visibility in bright light conditions. This is a true performance timepiece that also happens to make a serious fashion statement.
The perfect on-mountain watch, Louie Vito’s signature GLS8900LV-2 is shock- and water-resistant and equipped with low-temperature resistance down to -20°C/-4°F. Prioritizing rugged durability and technical performance, the Auto LED Super Illuminator allows the user to activate the backlight with a flick-of-the-wrist, without removing gloves to press the front-mount light button, while the dual 1/100 second stopwatches and countdown timer deliver the tools to clock runs down the mountain. The 48-city World Time feature makes it easy to follow winter worldwide, and four multi-function alarms means the user will never miss first lift—and more importantly first tracks—however, those who need just a little more rest for those sub-zero, bullet-proof morning conditions will find the snooze function ideal.
| Construction|| Shock-resistant, low-temperature resistant (-20°C / -4°F)|
| Water Resistance|| 200 meters|
| World Time|| 48 cities (29 time zones, daylight saving on/off)|
| Stopwatch|| Stopwatch 1: 1/100 second; measuring capacity: 1,000 hours; elapsed time; split time; 1st and 2nd place time; auto start|
Stopwatch 2: 1/100 second; measuring capacity: 1,000 hours; elapsed time; split time; 1st and 2nd place time
| Countdown Timer|| Setting accuracy: 1 minute; 24-hour maximum per set; unit of measure: 1 second; auto repeat|
| Alarm|| 5 independent daily alarms (of which 1 snooze alarm); hourly time signal|
| Other features|| Full auto-calendar, 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; LED light (Super Illuminator) with afterglow; selectable illumination duration: 1.5 or 3.0 seconds|
| Accuracy at Normal Temperature|| ±15 seconds per month|
| Battery Life||2 years on CR2016|
| Size of Case|| 55.1×52.5×16.3mm|
| Total Weight|| Approx.69g|
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It is a Japan November Release, and it's coming to the US in December for $130
I love the colours, great packaging as well.. If they release it in my country, will pick it up. who else plans on getting this?