Manila, Philippines — Casio Computer Co., Ltd. has recently announced the upcoming release of the newest additions to the shock-resistant G-SHOCK Recrystallized series designed in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the G-SHOCK brand. The GMW-B5000PS and GMW-B5000PG are made even tougher, employing a deep-layer hardening process on stainless steel. This process enables the creation of a hard layer by infusing gas into the surface of the steel, hardening the material itself rather than coating it to harden the outside.
The GMW-B5000PS and GMW-B5000PG are based on the full-metal GMW-B5000D, which faithfully reproduces the iconic shape of the very first G-SHOCK, the DW-5000C. Both of these 40th anniversary models employ extremely hard stainless steel for exterior components such as the bezel and band.
With this latest advancement in the continuous G-SHOCK evolution that began back in 1983, Casio has developed a deep-layer hardening process specifically for stainless steel, achieving a material that is approximately three times harder than ordinary stainless steel. Recrystallization adds a design element, with the stainless steel heat-treated and recrystallized to create crystalline patterns against a matte texture, giving the rugged appearance of fine metal fragments scattered across the surface. Each individual component features a unique crystalline grain, delivering subtle differences in pattern, color and luster for each timepiece.
The silver GMW-B5000PS and gold ion-plated GMW-B5000PG both incorporate special features — the 40th anniversary logo on the case back, the phrase “SINCE 1983” on the dial, and a star on the Mode button on the lower left side of the case.
Casio also announced the release of the DW-5040PG, which features a dial engraved with the words “PROJECT TEAM ‘Tough,” which is the name of the team that worked to develop the very first G-SHOCK. For this reissue of the original G-SHOCK design, the deep-layer hardening process is applied to the case back, buckle, band loop, and other metal components. Biomass plastics are used in the bezel and band.
|Water Resistance||200 meters|
|Radio Frequency||77.5 kHz (DCF77: Germany); 60 kHz (MSF: UK); 60 kHz (WWVB: USA); 40 kHz (JJY: Fukushima, Japan) / 60 kHz (JJY: Kyushu, Japan); 68.5 kHz (BPC: China)|
|Radio Wave Reception||Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day)|
|Bluetooth® low energy|
|Signal Range||Up to 2 meters (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)|
|World Time||5 world times selected from 39 cities (39 time zones,* daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time, city name display, home time/world time city swapping, auto summer time (DST) switching
* May be updated when connected to a smartphone.
|Stopwatch||1/100 second (00’00”00~59’59”99) / 1 second (1:00’00”~23:59’59”); measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99″; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st and 2nd place times|
|Countdown Timer||Measuring unit: 1 second (maximum 24 hours)|
|Alarm||5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm); hourly time signal|
|Mobile Link Features*2
(Wireless linking with Bluetooth® devices)
|Auto time adjustment
Easy watch setting
Approximately 300 world time cities + user-added point
Time & place
|Other Functions||Date/month display swapping; day display (in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian or Russian); full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; full auto LED backlight (Super Illuminator and afterglow: 2/4 seconds, fade-in/fade-out afterglow); low battery alert|
|Power Source||Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)|
|Continuous Operation||About 10 months after full charge, using all functions but without solar charging
About 22 months with the power-saving function ON after full charge
|Size of Case||49.3 × 43.2 × 13.0 mm|
|Total Weight||Approx. 167g|
*2 Requires downloading the dedicated CASIO WATCHES app.
|Water Resistance||200 meters|
|Stopwatch||1/100 second (00’00”00 to 59’59”99) / 1 second (1:00’00 to 23:59’59); measuring capacity: 23:59’59; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st and 2nd place times|
|Countdown Timer||Measuring unit: 1 second (maximum 24 hours); auto-repeat|
|Alarm||Multi-function alarm, hourly time signal|
|Other Functions||Full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; EL backlight with afterglow; flash alert (flashes with buzzer that sounds for alarms, hourly time signals and countdown timer time up alarm)|
|Accuracy at Normal Temperature||±15 seconds per month|
|Battery Life||Approx. 2 years on CR2016|
|Size of Case||48.9 × 42.8 × 13.8mm|
|Total Weight||Approx. 78g|
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The newest addition to the G-SHOCK Recrystallized series will be available in Authorized G-SHOCK Stores nationwide this May. The GMW-B5000PS-1DR will be priced at Php 64,680 SRP, while the GMW-B5000PG-9DR will be priced at P66,530 SRP. Meanwhile, the DW-5040PG-1DR will be sold for P25,510 SRP.