Casio Unveils $1,700 ‘Metal Armor’ G-Shock Watch


The new virtual reality-inspired digital timepiece is the latest iteration of Casio’s Full Metal Armor collection.

Casio G-Shock digital watches have a long history of ruggedness and usability. The latest addition to the legendary G-Shock range is the GMWB5000TVB1† The watch has a titanium construction, a sapphire crystal and a brown-grey geometric camouflage pattern.

The GMWB5000TVB1 is the second watch in Casio’s Full Metal Armor collection. The collection is inspired by virtual reality and the powered armor used in sci-fi video games over the decades.

Casio G-Shock GMWB5000TVB1

A watch from the past or the future?

Casio has been making G-Shocks since the early 1980s and most models have shared the same chunky styling ever since. The GMWB5000TVB1 is no exception; so, if you hate the way digital watches look, this timepiece is not for you. But if you like a certain kind of retro-futuristic feel, check out these features.

Casio G-Shock GMWB5000TVB1

Casio uses a seven-step masking and engraving process to create the unique geometric camouflage pattern. There are laser-engraved letters throughout and the titanium elements are coated with titanium carbide for extra scratch resistance.

The GMWB5000TVB1 also includes a solar panel, Bluetooth capabilities with smartphone integration, water resistance up to 200m and all the timers and calendar functions you would expect from a digital watch. And of course it has that famous G-Shock toughness. We bet it won’t explode like some watches we can mention

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