While all eyes will be on the new GWF-D1000 Frogman this summer, Casio is also releasing an all-new ocean-themed G-Shock G-LIDE model for June 2016.
The G-LIDE GAX-100 is an analog-digital large case G-Shock with a tide chart and moon age graph. It also has a thermometer sensor which is a surprising new feature for this type of case. The GAX-100 has the same bezel as the GA-100 and GA-110 with dimensions of 55 x 55.2 x 16.9 mm and a weight of 69 grams. With its high-contrast index, additional features, and affordable price, the GAX-100 is a solid alternative to the GA-100 and GA-110, especially for ocean enthusiasts and maritime workers. Retail price for the standard GAX-100 models is ¥16,000 JPY and ¥19,000 JPY for the marbled color (MA and MB) editions.
Update: G-Shock USA announced all six models. Retail price is $130 for the standard black and white models and $160 for the marbled color models
The G-Shock G-LIDE GAX-100 series will initially include the following models:
GAX-100B-1A: Black bezel and band, black face, white index, white hands, reverse LCD display. U.S. model number is GAX100B-1.
GAX-100B-7A: White bezel, black band, black face, white index, white hands, reverse LCD display U.S. model number is GAX100B-7A.
GAX-100A-7A: White bezel and band, white face, white index, gray hands, standard LCD display. U.S. model number is GAX100A-7A.
The following models feature a marbled color design on the bezel and band. The unique manufacturing process for these marbled editions results in no two designs being exactly the same.
GAX-100MA-2A: Marbled blue bezel and band, black face, blue index, white hands, standard LCD display. U.S. model number is GAX100MA-2A.
GAX-100MB-3A: Marbled green bezel and band, black face, green index, white hands, reverse LCD display. U.S. model number is GAX100MB-3A.
GAX-100MB-4A: Marbled red bezel and band, black face, red index, white hands, reverse LCD display. U.S. model number is GAX100MB-4A.
G-Shock GAX-100 Promotional Video:
Original Catalog Scans: