CASIO has announced the upcoming release of the exclusive PAC-MAN x CASIO Vintage collaboration watch, the A100WEPC! This limited-edition watch is a nostalgic throwback to one of the world’s first blockbuster video games: PAC-MAN. The original PAC-MAN was a classic arcade game first released in 1980 by NAMCO in Japan.
The watch design pays homage to the original CASIO F-100 released in 1978. This was the first ever CASIO quartz watch in a resin case. This unique watch became even more popular when Officer Ellen Ripley (played by Sigourney Weaver) wore this watch in the classic 1979 sci-fi movie Alien by Ridley Scott. Ironically, the F-100 was discontinued that same year, and for those who mourned the disappearance of the vintage watch, this year’s release of the A100WE series is cause for celebration. They kept the same shape and structure, so they retain that same F-100 classy, retro look.
The PAC-MAN x CASIO Vintage A100WEPC collaboration of course features the iconic, colourful, pixelated PAC-MAN and ghost characters. Moreover, the face design faithfully replicates the PAC-MAN game screen. Laser engraving on the black ion-plated metal band lays out the game maze, and has delightful details such as the line marking the exit of the nest, where the ghosts emerge. The gold-plated watch case is inspired by the PAC-MAN arcade game cabinet. From the 4 buttons below the screen, you can expect the usual CASIO Stopwatch, Alarm and Calendar functionality.
The PAC-MAN x CASIO Vintage A100WEPC is $299.00 and will be available in limited quantities from the CASIO Australia website, Solemate Sneakers and other selected CASIO retailers from the end of August. Stay up to date via the CASIO Instagram page and website.