The new Casio sports watch was made from corn and beans
Casio has introduced a new sports watch PRW-61, which expresses concern for the environment – beans and corn are used for production, with charging from solar energy. Since the mid-1990s, the Pro Trek line, designed for outdoor use, is distinguished by the fact that Casio has been adding additional features and capabilities over the years.
Casio, together with the new PRW-61 watch, shows that ecology has also reached classic watches. This model was made of bio-plastic obtained from castor bean, as well as corn. This material was used to make the case, the back of the case and the belt. Besides, it was all packed in paper, not plastic.
In addition to these novelties, the new Casio watches look like standard reinforced equipment of the brand. Thus, in addition to the main function of displaying the current time, there is also a stopwatch, a countdown timer, five programmable alarms, a full-hour alarm, as well as a calendar and a backlight based on two LED lamps. The new 51 mm plastic biomass housing provides the PRW-61 with resistance to low temperatures up to -10°C and water resistance at a depth of up to 100 meters.
The manufacturer has also equipped the watch with a digital compass, barometer and thermometer, which will facilitate long tourist trips. The watch will go on sale in three colors: khaki with a black ring, black with a silver ring and all black. The price of this model in the native Japanese market is 59.4 thousand yen ($ 514).