(Sponsored post) Fans of the square-faced original G-SHOCK 5600 series have a new option as the iconic watch has just been updated with a stylish brushed metal bezel and a new polished metal exterior.
The debut, the G-SHOCK GM5600 and GM5600B, feature an inner module case made of resin (like existing 5600 models) but offer a look similar to the premium full-metal G-SHOCKs, all at a lower price point.
The clean, metallic look of the collection hasn’t altered the lightweight and smaller-case appeal of the historic 5600 line. Underneath the new polished coating lies the same strong resin, which G-SHOCK utilizes for the case and the band. The new timepieces also come with the iconic light-on-dark LCD dial design coveted by G-SHOCK fans for more than three decades.
G-SHOCK is debuting three models in the collection: GM5600-1 (silver and black), GM5600B-1 (black ion plating and black), and GM5600B-3 (black ion plating with green band and camo dial). G-SHOCK GM5600 and GM5600B will retail for $180 - $200 and be available for purchase in August at select jewelers and gshock.com.
Specifications: G-SHOCK GM5600 and GM5600B
Stopwatch: 1/100 second; measuring capacity: 00’00”00~59’59”99 (for the first 60 minutes), 1:00’00~23:59’59 (after 60 minutes); measuring unit: 1/100 second (for the first 60 minutes), 1 second (after 60 minutes); measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
Countdown timer: Measuring unit: 1 second; countdown range: 24 hours; countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 24 hours (1-second increments, 1-minute increments and 1-hour increments); auto-repeat
Alarm: Multi-function alarm; hourly time signal
Additional functions: Full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; EL backlight with afterglow; flash alert: flashes with buzzer that sounds for alarms, hourly time signals, two-year battery life
Size: 49.6mm × 43.2mm × 12.9mm