The bestselling Casio G-Shock “Full Metal” launched last year is now available in another finish: aged IP, a black ion-plating that’s been treated to give it a worn patina.
Dark grey and noticeably worn, the new finish contrasts starkly with the existing “Full Metal” models, especially the gold-plated version.
Finish aside, the rest of the watch is identical to the standard models. The case is constructed with an inner resin bumper to protect the electronics, giving the watch the same shock resistance as the basic resin G-Shock.
Its functions include world time, stopwatch, and alarm, as well as radio-controlled time synchronisation. The watch can also be connected to a smartphone app via Bluetooth, which allows time-setting and adjustment of the functions from the phone.
Price and availability
The G-Shock “Full Metal” in aged IP (ref. GMW-B5000V-1) will be available starting June 2019. It’ll retail for US$1000.
Update March 28, 2019: Price in US dollars added.Back to top.