CASIO releases G-SHOCK Full Metal Construction

 Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced the release of a new addition to the full metal GMW-B5000 series that inherits the form of the first model of the G-SHOCK. This new GMW- B5000CS features a laser-carved grid design with the rugged square shape of the first G-SHOCK.

The GMW-B5000 is an epoch-making series boasting an evolved exterior with full metal construction of all outer parts while maintaining the shape of the first G-SHOCK ever — the DW-5000C released in 1983 — and adding further advanced functionality such as radio wave reception, Tough Solar power system and smartphone connectivity. Since the release of the GMW-B5000 in 2018, Casio has continued to create inventive color schemes and patterns using unique CMF* combinations, including black ion plating, aged finish, and camouflage design to ensure the design of the series continues to evolve.

*Design elements such as color, material and surface finish


In order to present G-SHOCK brand’s innovation while maintaining the heritage of that first model, the GMW-B5000CS features a grid design in the image of a time tunnel that connects the past with the future. A “near-future” design with prominent silver lines was forged by applying black ion plating finish to the bezel, band and buckle surface, while bringing out an underlying color scheme using a laser to carve out the latticed pattern.



As with the base model, the GMW-B5000CS is equipped with smartphone connectivity which allows automatic time correction to be performed four times a day and makes it easy to select cities for world time and adjust other settings easy and comes with other exceptionally practical features, including a high- luminosity full auto LED backlight.



Specifications

Construction

Shock-resistant
Water Resistance

200 meters
Radio Frequency

77.5 kHz (DCF77: Germany); 60 kHz (MSF: UK); 60 kHz (WWVB: USA); 40 kHz (JJY: Fukushima, Japan) / 60 kHz (JJY: Kyushu, Japan); 68.5 kHz (BPC: China)
Radio Wave Reception

Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day)
Communication Specifications

Communication Standard

Bluetooth® low energy

Signal Range

Up to 2 meters (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)
World Time

5 world times selected from 39 cities (39 time zones,* daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time, city name display, home time/world time city swapping, auto summer time (DST) switching
* May be updated when connected to a smartphone.
Stopwatch

1/100 second (00’00”00~59’59”99) / 1-second (1:00’00”~23:59’59”); measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99"; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st and 2nd place times
Countdown Timer

Measuring unit: 1-second (maximum 24 hours)
Other Functions

5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm); hourly time signal; Smartphone Link functions (world time: over 300 cities + user- added cities, automatic time adjustment, easy watch setting); Time & Place; Reminder; Phone Finder; date/month display swapping; day display (in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Russian); full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; full auto LED backlight (super illuminator and afterglow: 2/4 seconds, fade-in/fade-out afterglow); low battery alert
Power Source

Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous Operation

About 22 months with the power-saving function* ON after full charge
* Power-saving after a certain period in a dark location
Size of Case

49.3 × 43.2 × 13.0 mm
Total Weight

Approx. 167g