Watch of the Week: G-Shock GMWB5000PB-6

Apart from their properly-deserved track record for dependability and toughness, G-Shock watches have one more vital marketing point—with digital shows and chunky styling, several products have a specific retro-futurist cool. The new GMWB5000PB-6, element of the Total Metallic 5000 selection of watches, leans closely into that aesthetic thanks to its eye-catching purple and blue ion plating. With its blocky traces (a reference to the legendary DW5000, the initial G-Shock), electronic screen, and moody shades, it appears like it was pulled from the established of Blade Runner.

Even though it seems to be like an accent that belongs on the wrist of Rick Deckard, ’80s sci-fi was not basically the stage of inspiration for the GMWB5000PB-6. Rather, G-Shock’s designers worked to evoke the image of Tokyo at twilight—the purple and blue-gray ion plating imitating the subdued tones washing about the city. The all-metallic observe prominently characteristics the new purple colors, even though the electronic confront features small hits of purple, light blue, and orange—a nod to the lights and shadows of the city at dusk.

The bezel attributes a refined “hairline” end, whilst the rest of the circumstance and bracelet boast a polished mirror complete for a modern seem. In another reference to nighttime, the Liquid crystal display exhibit is reversed, with light gray digits on a black qualifications. Put together with the monochrome brick wall sample that surrounds it, the display provides off a “dark mode” appear that is best for a evening invested checking out the town (Tokyo, LA, or any where).

G-Shock GMWB5000PB-6
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Aesthetics aren’t the only detail to like about the GMWB5000PB-6. It is photo voltaic driven and features G-Shock’s Multi Band 6 Atomic Timekeeping, which utilizes radio alerts to update the enjoy and be certain precise time when touring the world. It’s also Bluetooth-enabled, so you can pair it with your mobile phone, and it even involves a mobile phone-finder perform to help you observe down your unit if you eliminate it (a bit of sci-fi tech which is confident to be handy in day-to-working day lifestyle).

Of system, it is not a G-Shock if it isn’t difficult, and the GMWB5000PB-6 lives up to that track record. It is built to resist shocks and bumps, and it’s water-resistant to 200 meters, far too.

Completely ready to seize a single? It is now offered for preorder, and will be accessible for invest in later on this thirty day period.

[$600; gshock.com]

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