OCW-S5000D-1AJF Oceanus Manta Edo Kirik
n October 2019, Casio releases a limited Edo Kiriko design Oceanus watch, “Manta OCW-S5000D-1AJF”, and only 2,000 units will be available.
Edo Kiriko is a traditional form of craft that uses glass and has its origin in the 19th century. Edo Kiriko glass works shows delicately engraved beautiful patterns that consist of horizontal, vertical, and diagonal straight lines that are carved accurately with no hesitation and curved lines that gives us an elegant impression of the piece. Because of the the carves the on the glass, Edo Kiriko arts changes its “expression” depending on how the lights are shed on it.
OCW-S5000D-1AJF is a collaboration work with the craftsman, Shūseki (III) Toru Horiguchi and you will find his Edo Kirko design on the the bezel. Usually, Edo Kirko craft works are made of rather soft materials like crystal glass but OCW-S5000D-1AJF employs hard sapphire glass, which requires a way lot of more time to engrave patterns on it than crystal glass. The bezel has one of the traditionally used patterns, Sen-suji, with a combination of amber color and Oceanus brand color, blue. The bezel is not only a work of traditional crafts but it is also a combination with modern technologies and there a lot steps to take to make this quality to bezel; see the movie below.
The watch is based on OCW-S5000 whose case thickness is only 9.3mm, which means OCW-S5000D-1AJF has one of Casio’s thinnest case. And despite of its thinness, this watch has some of the most cutting edge technologies. To mention a few, it employs Bluetooth smartphone link and radio control Mutiband6 to keep the watch always accurate. It has the Tough Solar system, solar powered movement so advanced that even the weakest light sources are sufficient to operate the watches. The Smart Access System on the watch provides fast, intuitive access to all of the key functions of the watch via an electronic crown.