t has been 35 years since the introduction of the DW-5000C onto the world watch market. Now for 2018, G-SHOCK introduces additions to the new exterior, new structure, and new module GMW-B5000 lineup, equipped with a Connected Engine. The full-metal hard stainless steel cases and the bezels of these two models have ion-plated finishes in either black or gold. The case and band also feature hairline finishes to maximise the elegance and presence of the metal. Light-on-dark LCDs further add to the chic overall look of these timepieces.
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- The first G-SHOCK model DW-5000C was born in 1983. Its iconic square design is reinvented with a full-metal shock-resistant structure and the latest advanced functions, including Smartphone Link. The only truly tough watch continues to challenge greater heights.
The base model is the GMW-B5000, which is the model from which we reviewed our hollow case structure and developed an even higher level of shock resistance. Fine resin shock absorbers between the metal bezel and case created a shock resistant structure for a full-metal case. Innovative new band connections use highly shock resistant TROGAMID® to lessen the effects of impact to the connecting pins. The back covers of the thick screw back cases of these models come with a diamond-like carbon (DLC) finish that is highly wear resistant. A film solar cell that maintains display clarity and an STN-LCD are used to ensure easy reading of display information, even from an angle. Use of the latest-generation engine makes it possible to achieve high-density component mounting without affecting the size of the finished timepiece. Advanced technology modules are packed into stunning designs that are finished using some of the best that technology has to offer.
Function-wise, these models are designed for outstanding timekeeping accuracy using Bluetooth® data communication and MULTIBAND 6, which supports automatic time adjustment based on one of six time calibration signals around the globe. Time information can also be acquired from an internet time server using the G-SHOCK Connected*1 app running on a smartphone. Other functions include Tough Solar in combination with original CASIO power saving technology that delivers a stable supply of power, high-brightness Full Auto LED illumination, World Time, and more. A selection of six languages for the day-of-the-week indicator*2 provide localisation at the press of a button. All of this means that accurate timekeeping is ensured no matter where in the world your travels take you.
*2. Day-of-the-week languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian