The Pro Trek Firefall Series is a head-turning release for October and the sort of matching color series that is usually reserved for G-Shock watches. The series includes three models with a black and red color scheme. In addition to the matching colors, these watches are upgraded editions with a titanium band, a sapphire crystal (with inner anti-reflective coating), and a red LED light for the LCD display (that is said not to impair night-adjusted eyesight). The “firefall” is a rare natural phenomena that gives a waterfall the appearance of orange flames. Under the right conditions just before and after sunset, it occurs during winter through spring at El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. This flame waterfall is symbolized on the watches by a newly developed red vapor deposition that creates a distinctive ring around the display.
All three watches are advanced mid-size models featuring Tough Solar power, Multi-Band 6 automatic radio time-sync, 100-meter water resistance, a high-contrast STN LCD display, and the Triple Sensor (altimeter-barometer, compass, thermometer). Differences between the models: The PRW-30 has a 24-hour countdown timer, while the PRW-50 and PRW-60 are limited to 60 minutes. The PRW-50 and PRW-60 have a 1/100-second stopwatch (24 hours, with split), and the PRW-30 has a 1/10-second stopwatch (1,000 hours, with split). The PRW-30 has the sunset/sunrise time feature. The PRW-50 and PRW-60 have the Neon Illuminator black light for the hands and markers. All models have low temperature resistance, world time, 5 alarms, barometric pressure trend alarm, battery level display, and power saving function.
In Japan, the pre-tax prices are 73,000 JPY for the PRW-30YT-1JF and 85,000 JPY each for the PRW-50YT-1JF and PRW-60YT-1JF. It remains to be seen if this series will get a wider release. We think it will probably be released throughout Asia and possibly Europe, but so far, only a few PRW-50 models have been released in the U.S. (and no PRW-30 or PRW-60 models).
Pro Trek PRW-30YT-1: With black IP on bezel and band and inverted STN LCD display. 96 grams. Base model is PRW-30 with digital display, sunrise/sunset times, and full auto LED backlight.
Pro Trek PRW-50YT-1: With gray IP on bezel and band and inverted STN LCD display. 100 grams. Base model is PRW-50 with analog-digital display and full auto dual LED lights with Neon Illuminator black light.
Pro Trek PRW-60YT-1: With black IP on bezel and band and inverted STN LCD display. 98 grams. Base model is PRW-60 with analog-digital display and full auto dual LED lights with Neon Illuminator black light.