The Limited Edition 18-Karat Gold G-Shock
From G-SHOCK, the watch that is constantly testing new limits in timekeeping toughness, comes the new G-D5000-9, an 18-karat gold G-SHOCK that combines the absolute toughness of G-SHOCK with the elegance of gold. The G-D5000-9 is the first watch in the world to feature a gallium arsenide solar power system with efficient satellite solar cell technology.
The G-D5000-9 was first shown as a concept watch at Baselworld 2015, the world’s largest watch and jewellery fair held in Basel, Switzerland. Touted as the “Dream Project” G-SHOCK, the G-D5000-9 inherits the square shape of the first G-SHOCK timepiece. It took five years for the “Dream Project” G-SHOCK to achieve an ideal impact-resistant structure for gold. The gold plated case and belt of the timepiece are hand-polished to perfection by skilled artisans who lavish more attention on this G-SHOCK than other models.
With the newly developed full-metal shock-resistant structure, the G-D5000-9 features a fine resin cushion to ensure outstanding shock resistance. While it does not have the Bluetooth mobile link function, it is equipped with similar features as the full metal GMW-B5000D series, such as shock resistance, 200-metre water resistance, Tough Solar power, and Multi-Band 6 radio wave timekeeping. The watch also delivers superior practicality with features such as a high-luminosity full auto LED backlight, a reverse LCD display and world time.
The G-D5000-9, which sees a limited run of just 35 watches worldwide, will retail for S$100,000 in Singapore. Pre-order for the watch can only be made at either Cortina Watch, Mandarin Gallery or G-SHOCK Boutique, Marina Bay Sands.