Casio celebrates the 35th anniversary of the original G-Shock with style which could put even the most self-indulgent Swiss watch manufacturers to shame. Casio is bringing a highly valuable new addition to their G-Shock selection of timepieces in the form of the “G-D5000-9JR”- an extravagant Full Metal 5000 18K solid gold concept watch. The weighty digital watch’s case, bracelet, and exterior screws are all gold.
Despite the fact that it is the Casio’s priciest watch to this point, this is absolutely no delicate museum novelty: it is nevertheless as water and impact resistant just like any other G-Shock. This gold watch is also equipped with each and every function of a Full Metal 5000. This includes the Tough Solar charging system, 38 time zone coverage, LED backlight, and a Multi-Band 6 technology that automatically adjusts to any timezone you’re in time using atomic clock signals around the globe.
Have you ever witnessed a solid 18K gold cased watch, with a gold case, bezel and bracelet, get catapulted right into a block of cement? Head-on and in slow motion? And after that get beaten hard by a massive hammer? Two minutes ago I too would have said “No, I haven’t!” – but now I have, and I’m glad I did… And best of all, you can too, just click or tap on the YouTube video above to witness the glory of an all-gold G-Shock finally being put to the test.
Available in just 35 numbered examples, the G-D5000-9JR is destined to be as heavy on your wrist, as it is on your eyes and your wallet. This limited edition G-Shock will retail for ¥7.7 million (approximately €60,800). Those interested will have to submit a pre-order to Casio’s web store on May 15th, where it will later be shipped in December.