Three years later teasing a solid gold Casio G-Shock, the Japanese electronics giant has unveiled a limited edition G-Shock G-D5000-9JR in Gold. The opinion marks the G-Shock’s 35th anniversary and is limited to only 35 pieces. Since its launch in 1983,Casio’s G-Shock versions have become synonymous with toughness and pragmatism. In 2017, it chalked up a significant milestone selling over 100 million watches.
The gold G-Shock started off as a”dream project” of the watch’s creator Kikou Ibe. In accordance with Ibe, it was his dream to combine G-Shock’s”ultimate toughness” with a material like gold, which he considers an”ultimate metal”. We got a glimpse of concept gold watch in 2017 during the brand’s 35th anniversary jamboree in New York City.
It can be recalled that last year in Baselworld, G-Shock unveiled a trio of”complete metal G-Shocks”. The GMW-B5000 to indicate its 35th anniversary and it immediately became one of the most talked about watches in the fair. Three complete stainless steel versions were introduced — just one in regular stainless steel (GMW-B5000D-1), a gold-plated version (GMW-B5000TFG-9 ) and also a special edition black DLC-coated version for Western merchant Porter (GMW-B5000TFC-1). All three watches carried the G-Shock 35th anniversary emblem on the caseback. It is paired with a yellow gold incorporated bracelet attached to the situation through triple lugs. This distributes the stress across four points rather than two for greater durability.
The watch features Tough Solar charging and features a negative screen display unlike the concept watch. It includes Casio’s Multi Band 6 radio technology for accurate timekeeping. Accurate time is obtained through terrestrial radio wave reception from six transmission stations worldwide. The Casio watch is currently only accessible via G-Shock boutiques in Japan. Reservations can be made starting May 15 via website and deliveries will occur every month until the end of the year.