I’ve been a fan of the newest colorful G-Shock Full Metal 5000 collection since early this year when I had the chance to wear an earlier edition for a few weeks. The combination of metallic finishes and creative coloring certainly add an attractive spark to what could be a very familiar high-tech digital timekeeper.
Clearly G-Shock knows it has hit on its hands with the collection, which might explain the regular updates with novel finishes within the Full Metal GMWB5000 line.
The latest addition, GMWB5000PB-6, is an eye-catching ode to Tokyo, G-Shock’s hometown. Here G-Shock ion plates the watch’s case in a pleasing purple and blue-gray, which the brand says “is inspired by the beauty of Tokyo at twilight when light and darkness interplay.” The two-tone finish includes a new hue of purple ion plating, alongside the deep blue-gray.
To complement that pairing, G-Shock has added color to the dial, where you’ll see touches of orange, purple and light blue. The dial, displayed in reverse LCD, is framed by a bezel and band with brushed finishing (which G-Shock calls ‘hairline) mirror-finishes, again adding a visual sense dimension to the entire watch.
The new GMWB5000PB-6 of course includes all of G-SHOCK’s premium technical features. These are: smartphone pairing capabilities via Bluetooth, self-adjusting multi-band hour and date timekeeping, Tough Solar Technology and a very useful phone finder function. In addition, the watch boasts 200 meters of water resistance, a super illuminator LED light, five daily alarms, and a digital display that makes the watch easy to read from any angle.
The GMWB5000PB-6 is priced at $600 and can be purchased starting in mid-September at select G-SHOCK retailers, the G-SHOCK Soho Store, and gshock.com.