G-SHOCK is known the world over for its rugged, utilitarian, and fashion-forward watches. The Casio-owned outfit has been producing durable timepieces for more than three-and-a-half-decades and in that time has released a number of now-iconic models and silhouettes including the Mudmaster and Rangeman. Part of the hardwearing horology outfit’s Master Of G range, this pair of classic G-Shock watches is now being reintroduced in a stealthy new all-black color scheme.
Fittingly dubbed the “Rangeman Blackout” and “Mudmaster Blackout,” both watches boast a slew of amenities commonly-found on existing G-SHOCK watches such as the brand’s signature shock resistance, 200M water resistance, a 24-hour 1/100th second stopwatch, full auto-calendar, 24-hour countdown timer, multiple alarm modes, LED (or EL) backlighting, world time zones, and a built-in thermometer and barometer. The Mudmaster Blackout features a Carbon Core Guard Structure case complemented by a triple-layer carbon-insert bezel and a resin-coated stainless steel panel back, plus a quad-sensor compass and Bluetooth connectivity to G-SHOCK’s smartphone app and Two-Way Time Sync that uses Multi-Band 6 Atomic Timekeeping. The Rangeman Blackout boasts solar battery charging, sunrise/sunset data, a triple-sensor compass, sealed mud resistant case, and one-touch time recording and measurement. Pricing has been set at $330 for the Rangeman Blackout (GW9400-1B) and $380 for the Mudmaster Blackout (GGB100-1B) – both of which are slated for a release in late February 2020.