The first GA-2100 watch was introduced in 2019, expanding the possibilities of toughness and analog style. Heir to the DW-5000 and AW-500’s conceptual design frameworks, it leveraged the latest technologies to capture the essence of their identities in a new physical form. This meant nothing short of creating a new standard-bearer for G-SHOCK, re-envisioned from the vantage point of the brand’s beginnings, now some 30 years after the AW-500’s debut.
The development concept: slim and compact. The determination to eschew the extraneous realized not just in design, but in size as well. It took revolutionary new technologies — from the thin module to the Carbon Core Guard structure — to achieve this. Distilling the very essence of the original DW 5000 design, the watch introduces a reconstructed form that is sure to integrate smoothly with contemporary lifestyles and fashion.
The module is protected with a carbon fiber-reinforced resin case. The special characteristics of the carbon fiber material — light weight, high strength and superior weather resistance — were leveraged to make the case as slim and compact as possible, with no compromise on shock resistance.