Oceanus — Casio’s luxury timepiece division — has introduced two new collections featuring unique blue sapphire bezels inspired by the ocean.
For 2023, Oceanus debuted one S6000 Series limited edition timepiece, one regular production S6000 watch, and two regular production S7000 Series references.
The Manta OCWS6000SW-2A is the flagship of the brand, available in a limited edition of just 350 pieces.
The Manta OCWS6000SW-2A comes in a 42.5 mm × 9.2 mm lightweight titanium case (88 grams) that measures 47.1 mm (lug-to-lug). On top of the case is a thick spiral-cut sapphire crystal bezel that’s reminiscent of whirlpool waves. To achieve this special effect, Oceanus engineers cut the bezel on 48 sides and applied gradation vapor deposition on the backside that changes from light blue to a deeper rich blue.
Oceanus used a blue gradient vapor deposition on the dial, which “disguises the solar charging panel within,” according to the company. They also added pink gold IP (ion-plating) highlights to the seconds hand, the date aperture, and the applied 12 o’clock marker, as well as to the crown — creating a contrast from the timepiece’s titanium and blue hues.
The watch is powered by Japanese-made quartz movement module 5665, which is solar powered, and sets itself when paired to the Casio Watches app, for incredible precision. Should no Bluetooth connection be available, the watch automatically seeks out the nearest atomic radio clock signal using Multi-Band 6 technology as a redundant backup. In the rare event that none of the automated time syncing systems are available, you can also unscrew the crown and set the time the traditional way.
Interestingly, the Manta OCWS6000SW2A is now the thinnest watch in the Casio & Oceanus lineup of watches to date, thanks to its svelte 9.2 mm profile. Moreover, each model is crafted by hand at Casio’s Yamagata factory in Japan. Titanium is strong and light, however, it can scratch relatively easily compared to steel, so Oceanus utilized a titanium carbide treatment for the case and bracelet, to reduce the chances of scratching the metal.
All models are equipped with Casio’s latest technologies, including Multi-Band 6, Tough Solar, Tough Movement, 100-meter water resistance, smart access, and Bluetooth connectivity via the Casio Watches app — as well as being able to display the day, date, world time, and elapsed times via the chronograph.
The Manta S6000 Limited Edition (Ref. OCWS6000SW2A) retails for $2,400.
Learn more at Oceanus.
Photo by Oceanus.