In 1983, Casio introduced the world to the first G-SHOCK watch, a timepiece that would change the way we think about toughness and durability in watches. Now, 40 years later, Casio is celebrating this milestone with the release of the G-SHOCK 40th Anniversary Model Remaster Black series.
This limited-edition series features four models: DWE-5657RE-1, DW-6640RE-1, GA-2140RE-1A, and GA-114RE-1A. The G-Shock Remaster Black series is designed to withstand the toughest conditions, and the construction of these watches is something that sets them apart from the rest. Each model pays homage to the history and evolution of the G-SHOCK brand with special design elements and features.
The DWE-5657RE-1 model pays tribute to the iconic DW-5600C and DW-5700C watches that hit the scene in 1987 and sparked a wave of G-SHOCK popularity in the 1990s. This model features an interchangeable bezel that allows users to enjoy two designs in one timepiece. The look of the original models is faithfully maintained while basic performance is updated to now feature Super Illuminator and a five-year battery life. Other features include hot-stamping, band loop engraving, case back engraving, button engraving, and a 40th anniversary logo that appears when the LED is activated. The bezel and band are made with bio-based resins.
The DW-6640RE-1 model draws inspiration from the DW-6600, a digital watch that was first introduced in 1994 and featured a unique graphic display with the first-ever electroluminescent (EL) backlight in a G-SHOCK. The new watch retains the original model’s round case design and front button but adds an updated Super Illuminator light. When the light is turned on, the 40th anniversary logo is displayed. Additionally, the battery life has been increased from three to five years.
The GA-2140RE-1A model takes its cues from the well-liked GA-2100 line, which has become a new favorite among G-SHOCK fans since its launch in 2019. This new watch has a sleek, minimalist design that harkens back to the very first G-SHOCK and includes special design elements to celebrate the 40th anniversary. Both the bezel and band are made from bio-based resins.
The GA-114RE-1A model is a special reimagining of the popular GA-110 line, which was first released in 2010 and is known for its large case size and intricately designed dial components. This model includes several special features to mark the anniversary, including hot-stamping on the band to commemorate historic G-SHOCK milestones, engraved stars on the band loop, an engraved anniversary logo on the case back, and an additional star at the 8 o’clock index.
All four models feature a band design that marks the historical evolution of G-SHOCK. Milestones marked by the G-SHOCK brand in its historical evolution since the very first model hit the scene in 1983 are expressed in the band design. Inspired by stone monuments that stand the test of time, iconic models from G-SHOCK history are imprinted in the band along with their launch years using a hot-stamping process that impresses lettering into the band with a textural indented effect.
Overall, all four models of the G-Shock Remaster Black series are classic yet modern, with a sleek black finish that gives it a timeless look. The watches are perfect for any occasion, whether it's a day out with friends or a formal event. They'll add an edge to any outfit and make a statement without being too flashy.
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