G-SHOCK launches new full metal model with sleek multi-black finish

Casio introduces the newest additions to its line of premium full metal series shock-resistant watches with the release of the GMWB5000MB-1. Based on the original G-SHOCK, the GMWB5000MB-1 features an array of detailed finishes that come together in a refined matte black design.

With the GMWB5000MB-1, G-SHOCK is introducing a unique, new finishing process to underscore the model’s overall toughness, while enhancing its upscale look. After the initial black ion plating is applied to the bezel, the surface is polished with a hairline finish to expose the silver-colored stainless steel beneath. The seamless integration of the bezel’s silver stainless steel with the matte black of the body, complemented by multiple intricate finishes results in a detailed design with a one-of-a-kind, sophisticated look. Each component of the watch is individually treated with a finishing technique, called honing, that polishes the surface by spraying it with fine abrasives. 

The exterior of the new model has received the new honing technique as well, as it is treated with black ion plating to deliver a sleek matte black look, with additional finishes applied to the individual parts of the watch. The raised sections of the bezel and sides of the band retain a metallic texture with hairline finishing to tone down the shine, while a contrasting mirror finish is applied to the screws and buttons to provide pops of glossy shine throughout the timepiece.

Function-wise, the new GMWB5000MB-1 boasts premium G-SHOCK technical features including Bluetooth® functionality that allows the watch to be connected to a smartphone via the G-SHOCK Connected smartphone app, MULTI-BAND 6 Atomic Timekeeping, Tough Solar Charging, Super LED illumination, and more.

As part of the release, G-SHOCK has unveiled an exclusive collection page taking consumers through the features, which can be viewed HERE.

The new timepiece also comes equipped with standard G-SHOCK technology including:

  • Shock Resistance
  • 200M Water Resistance
  • Solar Battery
  • Full Auto LED (Super LED)
  • 1 Sec. Countdown Timer (24Hr)
  • 5 Daily Alarms (with 1 SNZ alarm)
  • Full Auto Calendar
  • World Time (39 Cities + UTC)

The GMWB5000MB-1 will be available for purchase this April at select G-SHOCK retailers, the G-SHOCK Soho Store and gshock.com.

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