The model is based on the MUDMAN GW-9500, a tough piece of outdoor gear known for delivering in the most punishing conditions.
The entire design of the timepiece expresses the spirit of challenge that defines this veteran of the toughest race in the world, the Dakar Rally.
The base model is a downsized MUDMAN (GW-9500) with a dual-layer LCD and a dust-proof and mud-proof structure.
A black splatter pattern on a brown base-coloured band dynamically depicts the dust and sand splashed across the car body and tracks left by speeding racers during the desert main stage of the Dakar Rally.
The ionplating (IP) on the front button guard also uses the same sandy brown hue.
The watch features a black and red colour scheme inspired by the Land Cruiser 300 GR Sport, the car raced by TLC in the Dakar Rally. IP is applied to the metal bezel as part of the overall black look, which is set off with red accents, including the red line decorating the button at 3 o’clock and side surfaces.
This model is also the first of the GW-9500 to feature stainless steel bezel parts. The black ion-plated (IP) finish gives the bezel a bold, powerful, and luxurious look.
The dual-layer LCD of this model provides a large readout for the bearing indication, which can aid navigation to a target destination during an emergency.
This model can also receive time calibration signals to ensure accurate timekeeping while fighting tough environmental conditions.
As a symbolic design for the official watch actually used in the rally, the band and case back are adorned with the Team Land Cruiser logo.
Even more, when the LED backlight is illuminated, a TLC graphic appears on the LCD.
Key resin components used in the case and band are made with bio-based resin. Produced using renewable organic resources, this material is expected to help reduce environmental impact.
Recycled materials are used for the special packaging, as well.
• Shock-resistant structure
• Dust and mud-resistant structure
• 20bar water resistance
• Radio-controlled (Multiband 6)
• Digital compass
• Sunrise and sunset time display
• World time (48 cities)
• 1/10-second stopwatch
• Countdown timer
• 5 daily alarms
• Full-auto LED backlight (Super Illuminator)