This week Casio introduced a timepiece collaboration with Pendleton, a well-known American textile manufacturer.
Pendleton is a family-owned company established in 1863 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon. They operate two Pacific Northwest mills and produce fine wool blankets, apparel, accessories, and an array of luxury fabrics. The PRG 600 Series watch features a cloth band made from Pendleton wool and a case and bezel made from eco-friendly, bio-based resin. The case measures 51.5 mm x 14.8 mm, weighs 62 grams, has a flat mineral crystal protecting the dial, and is water-resistant to a depth of 100 meters.
The Casio Pro Trek x Pendleton PRG601PE-5 watch offers the usual outdoor functionality such as a digital compass, altimeter, thermometer, and barometer (powered by Casio’s Triple Sensor technology) — along with the time, a stopwatch, countdown timer, world time, day, date, double LED backlight, and multiple alarms.
This is a tough solar-equipped watch so it stays recharged by artificial and sunlight entering through the dial. However, there’s no Bluetooth or Atomic time setting, though it’s still highly accurate, with a rating of -15/+15 seconds per month. You set the time on the analog hands with the large screw-down digital crown, which is coated with a copper treatment, and that’s protected by crown guards.
In collaboration with Pendelton, the strap features a unique textile strap that utilizes four of Pendleton’s iconic textile patterns: Pilot Rock, Wyeth Trail, Canyonlands, and Tucson — which represent land, water, mountains, and sky.
Additionally, the watch dial is watermarked with a special pattern and a mountain-shaped sub-dial hand, paying homage to Pro Trek and Pendleton’s love of the outdoors. A special collaboration logo is printed on the caseback as well. The PRG601PE-5 case also features a new charcoal gray color which was developed specifically for this model. The model comes with specially designed packaging, including a Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool® pouch to hold the watch and a hinged paper box that matches the pattern on the watch band.
The watch was designed with eco-friendly bio-based resins for the case and case back as well as a band made from recycled PET cloth materials that are derived from plastic bottles
“This collaboration celebrates both brands’ passion for the outdoors and commitment to sustainability,” said Tadashi Shibuya, Vice President of Casio’s Timepiece Division. “We are proud to partner with a like-minded brand like Pendleton to create an eco-friendly, stylish PRO TREK that still keeps durability and ethos of “One with Nature” at its core.”
The Pro Trek x Pendleton PRG601PE-5 is available now for preorder for $400 and begins shipping June 23, 2023.
Photos by Casio.