New York-based graffiti pioneer and designer Eric Haze has enjoyed a long-running partnership with G-Shock, having designed the G-Shock Anniversary logos since the 25th Anniversary and releasing several limited edition watches over the years. His latest collaboration is the G-Shock GMW-B5000EH-1, a 40th Anniversary limited edition release.
The watch has a black ion plated bezel and band and a subdued face style in shades of gray. The stainless steel band is laser-etched with a pattern of Haze’s signature asterisk-like motif. The low-DPI style of the etching gives the pattern a unique look that resembles digital camouflage. The artist’s graffiti tag appears in red on the LED backlight, and the watch has a 40th Anniversary DLC-coated case back. As a deluxe GMW-B5000 model, the GMW-B5000EH-1 is made in Japan. The GMW-B5000 series was originally released in 2018 during the 35th Anniversary and is a full metal version of the original G-Shock DW-5000C from 1983, with enhanced features like Tough Solar power, Multi-Band 6 auto radio time correction, and Bluetooth smartphone link.
In Japan, the GMW-B5000EH-1JR will be released on October 28, 2022, for 96,800 yen (tax included). Other regions are expected to follow.
Update: G-Shock U.S. is releasing the GMWB5000EH-1 (casio.com) for $720, with an estimated release date of October 26.
List Price: $720 Size: 49.3 × 43.2 × 13 mm Weight: 167 grams
Structure: Stainless steel screw-back case, bezel, and band, mineral glass
Protection: Shock Resistance, 200-meter Water Resistance Power: Tough Solar
Features: Multi-Band 6 auto time adjustment, Bluetooth smartphone link, 5 world times (39 time zones, 39 cities + UTC, DST on/off, auto DST, home/world city swap), 1/100-second stopwatch (1/100-second first hour, 1-second after one hour, 23:59’59 max, elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times), countdown timer (24 hours, settable seconds, minutes, and hours), 5 daily alarms, hourly time signal, full auto EL backlight with 2 or 4-second afterglow, full auto-calendar, button tone on/off, low battery alert, 12/24-hour format, date/month display swap, adjustable day display language (6)
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