Celebrate the G-SHOCK's 40th anniversary in style with the limited-edition GCW-B5000UN series. This collection showcases the evolution of G-SHOCK's functionality, performance, and materials, all while staying true to the iconic square design of the original DW-5000. The GCW-B5000UN series takes this quest for innovation to new heights with its use of three different carbon materials for the bezel, band, and monocoque case.
The bezel and band are crafted from forged carbon, a material that allows for complex shaping. The folding arm of the clasp is made of multilayer carbon, ensuring high longitudinal bending strength. The monocoque case is constructed with carbon fiber-reinforced resin. Each material is carefully selected and utilized to harness the lightweight and rigid properties of carbon, resulting in a timepiece that is both strong and comfortable to wear.
Casio celebrates the 40th anniversary of its shock-resistant watch, G-SHOCK, this year (2023). On November 28th, the GCW-B5000UN series will be released as a special commemorative square model, paying homage to the first model launched in 1983. The lineup includes two striking models: the black GCW-B5000UN-1JR and the purple GCW-B5000UN-6JR.
In recent years, G-SHOCK has embraced the utilization of carbon, a material that is seven times stronger than stainless steel and significantly lighter. The GCW-B5000UN series continues this trend with its innovative use of carbon.
Although G-SHOCK's square model appears simple at first glance, it consists of numerous intricate parts. To address this complexity, different manufacturing methods are employed, and carbon is specifically chosen for each component, including the case, bezel, band, and clasp.
The forged carbon bezel and band offer unparalleled freedom in shaping, while the clasp is made of laminated carbon, providing exceptional resistance against bending. The monocoque case, featuring an integrated back cover, is crafted using carbon fiber-reinforced resin. As a result, the GCW-B5000UN series weighs approximately 65% less than the stainless steel GMW-B5000D series, making it 61% lighter and perfect for everyday wear.
Design-wise, the GCW-B5000UN series draws inspiration from the ever-expanding universe and the constant evolution of G-SHOCK. The case and band feature motifs reminiscent of the Big Bang and planets. The purple model (GCW-B5000UN-6JR) showcases a captivating mixed-color molding. Additionally, the back cover is engraved with a 40th anniversary logo created by graphic artist Eric Hayes.
The color schemes of the GCW-B5000UN series are inspired by the textured look of forged carbon and evoke the mesmerizing band of light found in the Milky Way. Two options are available: the GCW-B5000UN-1 displays a pattern of mixed black and grey, while the GCW-B5000UN-6 combines black carbon fiber with blue and pink colored resin, adorned with opal specks for an enigmatic appearance.
Beyond its stunning aesthetics, this timepiece delivers exceptional functionality. By downloading the dedicated app and connecting via Bluetooth®, users can enjoy features such as Multiband 6 radio control for precise timekeeping, a Tough Solar charging system, a high-brightness full auto LED backlight, world time, day display in six languages, and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The GCW-B5000UN series ensures peak performance for the modern individual.
The carbon monocoque case, engraved with Eric Haze's 40th anniversary logo, adds the perfect finishing touch to this incomparable limited-edition celebration of G-SHOCK.
Please note that due to the characteristics of forged carbon, the pattern, color tone, and distribution of opal powder on the surface of each part (bezel, band, and clasp) may vary between models.
Experience the Power of Forged Carbon
The bezel and band of the GCW-B5000UN series are crafted from forged carbon, a composite material commonly used in aircraft fuselages. This material is created by blending carbon fiber with resin, which is then forged in a press die under high temperature and pressure. The result is a strong and lightweight component with intricate molded forms, including unique dimpled sections. From every angle, you can appreciate the distinctive fibrous patterns that grace the entire exterior of the watch.
Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Resin: Strength and Lightness Combined
The GCW-B5000UN series introduces the first-ever carbon fiber-reinforced resin monocoque case in the 5000 line. This integrated design enhances strength, airtightness, and weight reduction, thanks to the high-precision molding technology employed by Yamagata Casio. Additionally, the use of carbon fiber-reinforced resin allows for the creation of complex shapes and forms that would be difficult to achieve with other materials. The monocoque case not only provides durability but also contributes to the overall lightweight and comfortable wearing experience of the timepiece.
Multilayer Carbon Clasp: Uncompromising Strength
The folding arm of the clasp on the GCW-B5000UN series is made of multilayer carbon, a material known for its exceptional strength and rigidity. This ensures that the clasp can withstand high levels of stress and bending without compromising its integrity. The use of multilayer carbon in the clasp further enhances the overall durability and performance of the timepiece.
Celebrate 40 Years of G-SHOCK with the GCW-B5000UN Series
The GCW-B5000UN series is a true testament to G-SHOCK's commitment to innovation and pushing the boundaries of design and materials. With its use of carbon in various forms, including forged carbon, carbon fiber-reinforced resin, and multilayer carbon, this limited-edition collection showcases the brand's dedication to creating timepieces that are both stylish and functional.
Celebrate G-SHOCK's 40th anniversary in style with the GCW-B5000UN series. Experience the power of forged carbon, the strength of carbon fiber-reinforced resin, and the uncompromising durability of multilayer carbon. With its striking design and exceptional performance, this limited-edition collection is a true marvel of engineering and a fitting tribute to the enduring legacy of G-SHOCK.
For G-Shock enthusiasts seeking the ultimate quality of the All new GCW series, the GCW-B5000UN is an absolute must-have. Be one of the first to own this extraordinary timepiece by pre-ordering today. Contact us at cs@WatchOutz.com to secure your reservation.
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