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

By Kenny Yeo - on 20 May 2020, 4:08pm

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.

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.