A SYMBOLIC SQUARE CASE REINVENTED WITH A FULL-METAL SHOCK-RESISTANT STRUCTURE.
ACHIEVED THROUGH SYSTEMATIC EVOLUTION FROM ONE STAGE TO THE NEXT.
The first G-SHOCK model DW-5000C was born in 1983.
Its symbolic square design is reinvented with a full-metal shock-resistant structure and the latest advanced functions, including Smartphone Link.
Avid watch collector Dr Julian Ong who counts many limited editions in his raft of watches still thinks the G-SHOCK is cool yet utilitarian, and counts the full metal GMWs amongst his favourites. Why so? Find out in the video.
Achieving G-SHOCK's unique shock resistance capabilities in full metal required a complete redesign of the external structure, including the case, band and buttons.
Full-metal shock-resistant structureFine-resin cushioning material is inserted between the stainless-steel case and bezel, and the module is enclosed in a protective shell. A shock-resistant structure with a metal exterior is realised while maintaining the form of the first G-SHOCK model.
Band structureThe band connection sections employ a three-pronged structure to distribute the impact from shocks to the connection piping.
Button structureThe specially developed button structure combines large cylindrical forged buttons with internal pipes that guard the vulnerable button shafts from the inside against lateral shocks.
DLC-coated screw backThe highly airtight screw back is adapted from the first G-SHOCK’s back. DLC (diamond-like carbon) treatment is applied to enhance its wear resistance.
Our commitment to quality
The use of metal requires the most advanced processing technologies to reproduce the design of the first G-SHOCK model.
Bezel caseAfter sculpting the form through repeated forging, cutting and polishing, artisans apply mirror polishing and hairline finishing to the surfaces in pursuit of flawless beauty. The case back surface is finely machined to remove any unevenness and assure an accurate fit with the cushioning parts.
Metal bandThe design of the first model’s resin band is reproduced by applying dimple-processing to the stainless-steel band pieces. Each piece is alternately pressed and polished in an unstinting effort to assure beautiful finishing that extends to the bottoms of the dimples.
Original Square DesignThe designs of the logo, function display, digital LCD and other features are modelled on those that embellished the dial of the first G-SHOCK DW-5000C.
Ongoing Internal Evaluation