G-SHOCK’s new limited edition GMW-B5000TVB1 (Virtual Armor II) is inspired by the world of science fiction and video games. It’s not likely that you’re going to throw on a mech suit before you head out the door for some coffee, but this new G-SHOCK definitely gets you a step closer. Crafted from lightweight titanium that’s treated with TiC (titanium carbide) coating, as well as brown and dark gray IP (ion plating). In a truly unique fashion, the brown and gray coatings are applied in a geometric camouflage arrangement, creating a watch with an aggressive, graphic look like no other. Furthering the technical style, words are laser etched throughout the case and bracelet.
Taking design cues from the classic square G-SHOCK, the GMW-B5000TVB1 is a familiar shape and size. At 43.2mm wide, 49.3mm wide, and 13mm thick, the watch wears remarkably well on the wrist thanks to the square shape. The entire case and bracelet are crafted from titanium, with the entire watch weighing in at just 104 grams. Up top, a sapphire crystal protects the LCD screen underneath and features a glare-resistant coating for increased legibility. Just one look at the watch, and you’ll see the design inspirations borrowed from the world of science fiction.
Inside the titanium case, there’s a solar-powered, Bluetooth-enabled module keeping time. The 3459 module is also capable of syncing time over radio waves to the atomic clock. By default, the display shows the time, day and date. With a press of the mode button, you can access world time mode, an alarm, stopwatch, and countdown timer — all very useful in day to day applications. With a little help from the G-SHOCK app on your phone, the watch can automatically adjust itself so the timing is always spot-on accurate.
G-SHOCK Watches ship to the USA only.
- Case: TiC and IP on Titanium
- Dial: Inverted Digital
- Module: 3594 with Bluetooth
- Features: Solar Powered, World time, Stopwatch, Countdown Timer, Full-Auto Calendar (to 2099)
- Lens: Sapphire
- Strap: TiC and IP on Titanium
- Water Res.: 200M
- Dimensions: 49.3 x 43.2mm
- Thickness: 13mm
- Weight: 104g
- SKU: GMW-B5000TVB-1
- Warranty: One Year Limited
G-SHOCK was born from a simple idea — a watch should not break when dropped. Back in 1983, the original square-shaped DW-5000C was created after Kikuo Ibe witnessed a child bouncing a rubber ball. It struck him that a watch floating within a rubber case would be impervious to shocks. After a bunch of testing and design with toughness in mind, the brand was born. Nearly 35 years and hundreds of models later, G-SHOCK is still best known for being some of the toughest, hard-wearing watches that money can buy.