A lot of images were taken in my garden during heavy rainfall on a very rainy day. Between 50 and 80 mm had fallen here within 24 hour, which is pretty exceptional here. Normally your G-Shock doesn't come this wet in a box, but hé, it's 20 BAR water resist...Purple has been a luxurious color in the ancient past. The dye was harvested from sea snails by slaves who dived with ropes and stones into the sea. You needed about ten thousand of them for a grams dye. No need to explain that pure dye was very expensive and exclusive.
Photo: M. Violante.Dyed fabrics were 10 to 20 times more expensive than gold. These fabrics were made exclusively for emperors, royal families, bishops and cardinals. The dye, 6,6-dibromoindigo, can now be made synthetically, though it’s not produced in large scale.
6,6-dibromoindigo images by Ben Mills
In November 2010 Casio released the “Color Display” series in Japan. While these models were only for the domestic market, an overseas variant was released in a non-Atomic form. I think this model is for me the best looking model that Casio released in the past half year. I love purple colors. I wish the Waveceptor versions (models that can receive atomic time signals) also were released outside Japan.