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Casio’s newest GMW-B5000CS G-Shock looks to have been inspired by Tron (Updated!)

By Kenny Yeo - on 12 Jun 2020, 9:08am

Casio’s newest GMW-B5000CS G-Shock looks to have been inspired by Tron (Updated!)

Note: This article was first published on 20 April 2020 and was updated on 20 May 2020 with pricing and availability details. It is republished today because it is now available to purchase.

The Casio G-Shock GMW-B5000CS "Grids" (Image source: Casio)

First released in 2018, Casio's square metal G-Shocks (GMW-B5000 series) have been one of the company's best-selling watches and now there's a new version of it.

Its full name is the GMW-B5000CS and it's covered in a Tron-like grid motif that Casio says represents a "time tunnel that connects the past with the future." In reference to the fact that the square metal G-Shocks were inspired by the very first G-Shock of 1983.

The case and bracelet are made out of stainless steel and then given a black ion plating. The silver grid pattern is then achieved by using lasers to carve out the pattern, exposing the stainless steel underneath.

(Image source: Casio)

Functionally, the GMW-B5000CS is similar to the GMW-B5000 metal square G-Shocks. It's highly shock-resistant, water-resistant to 200 metres, and has Bluetooth connectivity for easy access to the watch's functions and time-syncing.

Unfortunately, there's no word yet on local pricing but reports say the G-Shock GMW-B5000CS is expected to cost ¥96,800 (~S$1,278), which makes it roughly the same as the GMW-B5000V of last year.

All we know for now is that the G-Shock GMW-B5000CS will launch sometime in May. Stay tuned and we will update this news once we have more details.

We just received word that the G-Shock GMW-B5000CS will be available from 12 June 2020 and it will be priced at S$1,099. You can find it on the G-Shock online store.