G-Shock Casio is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the launch of three new models, the DW-5040PG, the GMW-B5000PG-9, and the GMW-B5000PS-1. These limited edition timepieces are designed to pay homage to the first G-Shock watch that was released in 1983. The watches are made of hardened steel, and feature recrystallization and deep-layer hardening processes that are applied to the screw-lock case back, buckle, and band loop. The black ion-plated case back and gold or silver ion-plated buckle and band loop come together for an original look of remarkable radiance.
The DW-5040PG is a nod to the very first G-Shock, original black and red DW-5000C, and is styled after the DW-5000C-1A, featuring a screw-back metal case with a resin bezel and band made of biomass plastics. The gold GMW-B5000PG-9 and silver GMW-B5000PS-1 feature a deep layer hardening treatment with three times the hardness of regular stainless steel. The stainless steel also undergoes a recrystallization treatment that creates a crystal-like pattern that resembles small metal fragments with a matte texture. This process results in a pattern that is completely unique for each individual watch.
All three models have the G-Shock 40th Anniversary logo designed by Eric Haze on the case back, and the lower left button of each watch has a star on it to represent the 40th anniversary. The DW-5040PG-1 has the “Project Team Tough” label on the face, while the GMW-B5000P models have “Since 1983” text.
The GMW-B5000 series features Tough Solar power, Multi-Band 6 automatic radio time adjustment, and Bluetooth smartphone link. The modern DW-5000 is a battery-powered model with the same features as the DW-5600.
In Japan, all three models will be released on April 21, 2023. All three models were also announced for an international release, with more information for other regions forthcoming; stay tuned at Watchoutz.com, we will provide an update once it is ready.
These limited-edition G-Shock watches offer a unique blend of style and functionality. The watches are made of hardened steel and feature a range of advanced features, including Tough Solar power and Bluetooth connectivity. Whether you're a collector or simply looking for a high-quality timepiece, the G-Shock 40th Anniversary Recrystallized Series is an excellent choice.