Casio America, Inc. has unveiled the newest addition to its PRO TREK line of outdoor timepieces.
The new PRW61 is the first Casio watch to be made with biomass plastics sourced from renewable organic substances.
Tadashi Shibuya, Vice President of Casio’s Timepiece Division, said the PRW61 uses biomass plastics, produced using materials derived from castor seeds and corn, and other raw materials in the case, band, and case back.
Biomass plastics made from renewable resources are gaining traction as a material that can help reduce environmental impact by curbing CO2 emissions.
Delivering on outdoor utility, the PRW61 is equipped with Triple Sensor technology such as digital compass, barometer/altimeter, and thermometer.
Similarly, it has a 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.
The design has wide bar indexes for easy checking of time, direction, and other indications, as well as slots on the band above and below the dial that serve as guides for swiftly reading the compass direction indicated by the second hand.
Casio is pursuing many environmentally friendly measures as part of its focus on sustainable development goals, including a switch from plastic to recycled paper in packaging for the PRW61.
Images courtesy of Casio
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