Japanese watchmaker Casio launched its high-end Oceanus watch model 20 years in the past, but the identify remains to be comparatively unknown outdoors of Japan.

That’s altering and the following technology of upscale Oceanus watches are actually accessible within the US. The trendy Oceanus line consists of timepieces with extremely correct light-powered automated Bluetooth-calibrated Japanese quartz actions, housed in skinny premium light-weight titanium circumstances adorned with distinctive sapphire crystal bezels.

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Manta S7000

The newest timepiece from Oceanus — a brand new white dial model of the Manta S7000 — will probably be accessible within the US beginning at this time (March 18, 2024). The brand new dial is produced with a novel layering method made with an opaque white print, a transparent matte coating, and a silver vapor deposition. Triple darkish blue counters distinction the white major dial, accentuated by polished vertical edges on the silver subdial rings and faceted utilized indices.

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Titanium Case

The S7000 is available in a well-proportioned 41.25 mm x 10 mm, 46.5 mm lug-to-lug, light-weight scratch-resistant hardened titanium case, that weighs a mere 83 grams on a full steel bracelet. The Manta has a decent 100 meters of water resistance, because it ought to contemplating its identify and the truth that your complete Oceanus model is impressed by the ocean. Though not as indestructible as a G-Shock, this  Manta presents glorious shock and water resistance.

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Sapphire Bezel

One of the vital distinctive options of the Manta assortment, whether or not we’re speaking in regards to the upper-end S6000 or the accessibly priced S7000 — are the sapphire crystal bezels. The Manta S6000 timepieces include extravagant one-piece sapphire crystal bezels, which might be both spiral minimize or have a ball jewel minimize (like a golf ball), and that replicate gentle like a finely minimize gemstone — in a mesmerizing means. In order for you one thing that catches individuals’s eyes, the S6000 is a wonderful, although dear (roughly double the value of the S7000), alternative.

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Whereas if you happen to just like the scratch-proof sapphire crystal bezel however choose a extra delicate look, the Manta S7000, with a sapphire crystal bezel insert, and a tachymeter scale, set in a hard and fast titanium bezel, is the sportier, extra inconspicuous choice. Much like the S6000 monoblock sapphire crystal bezel, the S7000 additionally has a blue ion-plating beneath to provide it a various hue of blue, like the ocean.

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Oceanus watches are made in Japan and completed with a excessive stage of experience, which immediately communicates this can be a premium timepiece. Along with the distinctive sapphire crystal bezel, what actually units the Manta aside visually from lower-priced timepieces, is its upscale alternating brushed hairline and Zaratsu polished case and bracelet finishes.

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On The Wrist

On the wrist, the Manta’s skinny case, conservative diameter, ultra-lightweight building, and easy flat titanium caseback lead to a excessive stage of consolation. And the Manta seems to be simply nearly as good with a t-shirt because it does with a costume shirt, so it’s versatile to put on in sporty or dressy conditions.

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The Manta S7000 incorporates a solar-powered (by way of synthetic or pure gentle) Japanese quartz motion with automated Bluetooth time calibration — by connecting the watch to the Casio Watches app — for unbelievable timekeeping precision. The person day and date shows are set mechanically as properly. And if a telephone shouldn’t be close by, the Oceanus will revert to multi-band 6 atomic radio-controlled time syncing by way of the waveceptor module. As a 3rd choice, you possibly can set the time manually with the digital crown, although, this technique shouldn’t be as intuitive as setting a standard mechanical or quartz watch, the place you’re feeling the suggestions from the torque of the palms. Being a high-precision Japanese quartz motion, accuracy is -15/+15 seconds per thirty days, even with out an atomic or Bluetooth sign calibrating it.

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A $1,300 retail value shouldn’t be insignificant however that is one in all Casio’s top-end collections, providing among the most superior watchmaking the enduring Japanese model has to supply, in addition to elevated supplies comparable to a titanium case, bracelet, pushers, crown, and caseback, and a barely domed sapphire crystal in addition to a sapphire crystal bezel insert, and premium finishes — which all increase the price.

Activating the stopwatch perform requires utilizing the Casio Watches app, or a cumbersome course of by way of the digital crown. You can not simply push the beginning button, you must activate stopwatch mode first. It will be good if this was mechanically on always so that every one you must do is push the pill-shaped pushers to begin/cease/reset the chronograph.

Past the match and end and engaging proportions, the marquee characteristic of the Oceanus Manta S7000 is that the date and time are set mechanically when you pair the watch to the Casio Watches app. The S7000 shouldn’t be a G-Shock with excessive shock resistance or 200 meters of water resistance, and the crystal shouldn’t be armored (which suggests it’s not set beneath the aircraft of the bezel) — but the Manta remains to be a sturdy, waterproof, full steel timepiece, made and assembled in Japan, with a precision quartz motion and has a lovely Panda-style dial that’s each sporty and chic — that may be worn in informal or formal settings.

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Oceanus Manta S7000

Reference: OCW-S7000D-7AJF

12 months: 2024

Whole Weight: 83 grams

Case materials: titanium (sapphire crystal bezel insert)

Case Diameter: 41.25 mm (42 mm acknowledged)

Case thickness: 10 mm (9.5 mm acknowledged)

Lug-to-Lug: 46.5 mm (48 mm acknowledged)

Lug Width: 20 mm

Crown Diameter: 4.85 mm (non-locking)

Motion: Japanese Quartz Module 5701  (photo voltaic/radio-controlled/Bluetooth)

Depth Ranking: 100 meters

Bracelet: Titanium, tapered with deployant clasp (no micro changes)

Glass: sapphire crystal (non-armored)

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