Casio America, Inc. recently announced the latest addition to its PRO TREK line of outdoor watches. Designed with the intention of minimizing your carbon footprint, the PRW61 is the first Casio watch to be produced from materials sourced from organic substances. The PRW61 is constructed from biomass plastics, which are attracting attention as a material that can help curb carbon dioxide emissions and help reduce a product’s overall environmental impact.
“For the first time in any Casio watch, the PRW61 uses biomass plastics, produced using materials derived from castor seeds and corn, as well as other raw materials, in the case, band and case back” said Tadashi Shibuya, Vice President of Casio’s Timepiece Division. “We are incredibly proud of this new material application for our line of outdoor watches, PRO TREK, for nature lovers.”
Delivering on outdoor utility, the model is equipped with Triple Sensor technology (digital compass, barometer/altimeter and thermometer), as well as Multi-Band 6 radio wave reception from up to six transmission stations around the world, and Tough Solar to provide stable power for these functions and more. For optimum readability, the design features wide bar indexes to check time, direction, and other indicators at a glance, as well as slits on the band above and below the dial that serve as guides to quickly read the compass direction indicated by the second hand.
As part of its focus on sustainable development goals, Casio is pursuing several environmentally friendly initiatives, including a shift from plastic to recycled paper in packaging for the PRW61. Moving forward, Casio will also contribute to efforts to build a circular economy by expanding its use of sustainable materials in the design of other watch models.
Additional features include water resistance up to 100 meters, low-temperature resistance down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, five independent daily alarms, a 1/100-second stopwatch, countdown timer and more. The PRO TREK PRW61-1A features a black dial and band with silver accents and will be available in April for $420.
For additional information on Casio’s PRO TREK collection of timepieces, please visit PROTREK.Casio.com.