Following the success of the Casio G-Shock Full Metal, Casio will be releasing a new version sometime come June with an extra layer of Patina. Having had the luck to see it up close recently, I have to say I’m never a fan of fake patina, but here it definitely works. As this watch might have flown under your radar with the many Baselworld releases, I figured it is worth a highlight just in case you missed it.
We’ve seen this watch by now in a gold color and in a shiny steel version as well, this one does have a place in that line-up. It looks fantastic. It has all the attitude of its predecessors, but with just a hint less bling, which I and I’m sure many others will appreciate.
The weathered ‘gunmetal’ look is achieved using a black ion plating (IP) treatment.
Note that other than the finish this is identical to the other Full Metal watches out there, including the solar charging and blue tooth connection.
Case construction is also identical, with a ‘fine resin cushioning material inserted between the stainless-steel case and bezel, and the module is enclosed in a protective shell. A shock-resistant structure with a metal exterior is realised, while maintaining the form of the first G-SHOCK model.’
• Radio-controlled (Multi Band 6)
• Smartphone link functions: automatic time adjustment, easy watch setting (world time for over 300 cities + original point, home time/world time switching, alarm setting, localised calendar setting), reminder setting, time and place log, phone finder
• Five World Times
• 1/100-second stopwatch
• Daily alarm
• Full-auto LED backlight (Super Illuminator, fade in and out function)
• 20-bar water resistance
This will be available as of June 2019 and will retail at US$1000.