Just a few months after the G-Shock 5000-series in titanium was unveiled, Casio has announced the G-Shock GMW-B5000TCM-1, which is essentially the same but with an unusual, laser-engraved camouflage pattern on the case and bracelet.
The pattern is achieved by varying the size of the pixels that make up the camouflage motif; three different pixel sizes are engraved to create shading of the camouflage.
The rest of the watch is identical to the standard titanium model, which means a sapphire crystal, black screen and gold accents. The case is in lightweight titanium case and bracelet – coated in black diamond-like carbon (DLC) – weighing just 110g in total.
(Editor’s note: I handled one just last week and it’s a cool-looking watch that light on the wrist, but the price is pretty steep for what it is, though it’s probably worth the premium just for the cool factor.)
Also announced at the same time is the G-Shock MTG-B1000DCM-1A, which has the same engraved camouflage pattern, except on the steel case and bracelet that have a black ion-plated (IP) coating.
Key facts and price
G-Shock “Full Titanium” in camouflage print
Material: Titanium engraved with camouflage pattern and coated with DLC
Water resistance: 200m
Functions: Multi-function electronic with Bluetooth connectivity
Power reserve: 22 months
Strap: Titanium bracelet
Limited edition: Limited production
Availability: Worldwide at boutiques and retailers from November 2019
Price: US$1600, or 175,000 Japanese yen
For more information, visit Gshock.com.
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