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February 21, 2024    |    

A Blast From the Past: Casio Celebrates 50 Years with Limited Edition Casiotron Revival

Casio Reimagines the Iconic 1974 Casiotron with Modern Upgrades

In 1974, Casio shattered the mold with the Casiotron, the world’s first digital watch with an automatic calendar. This revolutionary timepiece, born from the company’s expertise in calculators, not only displayed the time but also boasted an automatic calendar that adjusted for varying month lengths, except for February 29th, of course. Now, as Casio celebrates its 50th anniversary in the watchmaking world, it pays homage to this groundbreaking innovation with the limited-edition TRN-50.

Limited to just 4,000 pieces worldwide, the TRN-50 meticulously recreates the original Casiotron’s design, staying true to its size and iconic dark blue face. The sophisticated textures of the case and band, along with the classic CASIOTRON logo, are faithfully reproduced, transporting wearers back to the dawn of the digital age.

Casiotron QW02: The OG Digital Watch with a Twist Casio's first watch in 1974 wasn't just digital, it was revolutionary! The QW02 boasted the world's first automatic calendar, ditching the monthly date reset hassle. This quartz timepiece, born from calculator tech, paved the way for Casio's multi-functional digital future!
The new TRN-50 isn't just a tribute, it's an evolution. It faithfully retains the classic Casiotron look and size (39.1mm diameter), but slims down by a subtle 0.3mm for a modern touch. This way, it respects the heritage while embracing contemporary sensibilities.

But this isn’t merely a nostalgic trip down memory lane. The TRN-50 seamlessly blends vintage charm with cutting-edge technology. A highly readable super-twisted nematic (STN) LCD display ensures optimal visibility, while the Tough Solar charging system eliminates the need for battery replacements. The watch also boasts radio-controlled time adjustment, receiving signals from six stations around the world for unparalleled accuracy.

For added convenience, the TRN-50 features Bluetooth® connectivity, allowing you to pair it with your smartphone via the Casio Watches app. This unlocks a world of features, including automatic time zone updates, easy watch setting, access to 300+ world time cities, and even a phone finder function.

Special touches befitting a limited-edition piece include the original case back design engraved with a unique serial number and eco-friendly packaging made from paper materials.

The Casiotron TRN-50 is more than just a watch; it’s a time capsule, a testament to Casio’s enduring legacy of innovation. It’s a reminder that sometimes, the best way to move forward is to remember where you came from. So, if you’re looking for a piece of history with a modern twist, the TRN-50 is a must-have for any watch enthusiast.

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