Photo's above by my friend Gerald from Austria, who is also a proud owner of this GA-110CS-4AER.
"It still doesn not want to summer..."
ManaraI also collect albums by Milo Manara (Click, Butterscotch)and Paulo Eleuteri Serpieri (Druuna). Both cartoonist are known for their explicit comics, but both also made very beautiful "normal" stories. My most precious albums are the Philémon series by Fred (Frédéric Othon Théodore Aristidès, 1931 - 2013) about a young men who experience surrealistic adventures on the letters of the Atlantic Ocean. A year after Fred's dead, in 2014 the first translation in English became available as "The Castaway from the A". Also "The Wild Piano" will be released in May 2015. In my opinion, 35 years late...
I think I first heard the name Iron Man when the Rising Red series were released. Some people nicknamed the DW-6930A-4 sometimes Iron Man, though it never became a general name. The release of the July 2014 Crazy Colors changed that. Crazy Colors is a returning series, started in 2008, where Casio pushes the edge of combining, often bright and unusual, colors on a G-Shock. This series consist of two GD-8900CS models, two GA-100CS, a GD-X6900CS model and this GA-110CS-4. This GA-110CS-4 comes in a beautiful red/gold color scheme. According the official description it's a combination of a vivid color with gold metallic color, combined with a "color ring" (probably referring to the white/red/gold outer ring), making this model worthy for the Crazy Colors series. Behind the scenes however, this model was already nicknamed "Iron Man" by Casio employees, as it has the same color scheme as the modern variant of this cartoon super hero. Actually, Iron Man started in 1963 in a gray harness, actually more logical for someone called Iron Man.
The GA-1100CS-4 was released at the end of August in The Netherlands. Although not marked as a limited edition, shops could only order maximal 2 of this model, as the availability for Europe, and probably worldwide, was pretty limited. I never found out what the reason was. Maybe, because Casio thought this was a bit over the top color combination, but I rather think to keep this color variation a bit exclusive. I was lucky enough to get two of this model from one shop, so I could save on shipping. I had of course seen the product photo’s of this model on internet, but in real, this model is quite breath taking. Specially when you open the your box and tin for the first time. From models I like very much and want to wear, I often but 2. One to wear and one to keep mint in my collection. The photo’s and movie in this article are actually from my “to wear” model.
The GA-110 model with the 5146 module is, in my opinion, the best looking analog budged G-Shock model around. I own quite several GA-110 models, but I still haven’t got a GA-100 model or a GA-200 or even a GA-300. I simply like the design of the dial and the Tachymeter sub-dial.