40th Anniversary 5000 Line Watches Offer High Strength and Low Weight
TOKYO, Nov. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Casio Computer Co., Ltd. today announced the launch of new additions to its line of shock-resistant G-SHOCK watches, designed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the G-brand. SHOCK. The new GCW-B5000UN, available in two models, joins the 5000 line, inheriting the iconic shape of the first G-SHOCK and using carbon materials to achieve high strength and low weight.
The new GCW-B5000UN joins the 5000 line of watches that inherit the iconic shape of the first G-SHOCK. Now, however, it achieves the shock-resistant form with components made from carbon materials created in different production processes.
The watch employs different types of carbon materials for the case, bezel, strap and clasp to adapt to the complex structure of the watch, achieving a light weight of approximately only 65g, 61% lighter than its predecessor entirely. metallic, the GMW-B5000D, made of stainless steel, which weighed about 167 g.[*1]
[*1] Weights are values specified in the catalog.
Forged carbon is used for the bezel and band,[*2] which allows molding with a high degree of flexibility, while multi-layer carbon is used for the folding arm of the closure due to its high bending resistance. Additionally, the monocoque case and integrated bottom are made of carbon fiber reinforced resin.
The design combines G-SHOCK's endless commitment to innovation with imagery inspired by the unfathomable, infinite expanse of outer space with a motif inspired by the Big Bang and galactic planets. The two-model line offers a choice between purple, with mixed-color trim with opal flecks,[*2 and basic black.
[*2] Due to the characteristics of wrought carbon, a composite material produced by molding a mixture of carbon fiber and resin, there are individual differences in the pattern, color tone and distribution/amount of opal flecks on the surface of each piece (bezel, strap and clasp) for each watch. Opal flecks are not included in the clasp components.
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