With the GMW-B5000, the completely waste-free form G-SHOCK realised as the origin of its pursuit of shock resistance has reached a degree of perfection that can be considered its final form. A flat bezel is adopted for the square-shaped case, and the design of the first model is faithfully reproduced using metal.
Fine-resin cushioning material is inserted between the stainless-steel case and bezel, and the module is enclosed in a protective shell. A shock-resistant structure with a metal exterior is realised, while maintaining the form of the first G-SHOCK model.
The band connection sections employ a three-pronged structure to distribute the impact from shocks to the connection piping. Dimple-processing is conducted on the metal band links, moreover, and the resin band design of the first model is
Premium metal finishing
Hair-line finishing is applied to the upper surface of the bezel and sides of the case and mirror finishing to the case back. Metal texturing is maximized throughout.
DLC-coated screw back
The highly airtight screw back is a adapted from the first G-SHOCK’s back. DLC treatment is applied to enhance its wear resistance.
The standard time radio wave and Bluetooth® communications antenna are placed in the vicinity of the LCD window or button shafts to avoid any influence of the full-metal structure on reception sensitivity.
Film material solar panel + STN LCD
The solar panel has been changed from glass to an easily processed film material. An opening provided in the centre suppresses reflections of outside light to improve the LCD’s visibility. Other advances include adoption of an STN LCD
affording higher contrasts and a wider viewing angle.
Super Illuminator (High-brightness LED backlight)
Super Illuminator senses ambient light and lights up automatically with just a tilt of the wrist in lowlight environments. A Fade-in/Fade-out function is installed for brightness control.