Update: G-Shock officially announced the metal-covered GM-2100 series for an August 2021 release in Japan and Asia. The launch date in Japan is August 21 and will include the GM-2100-1A (26,400 yen tax-included), GM-2100N-2A, GM-2100B-3A, and GM-2100B-4A (28,600 yen each). The GM-2100 series is also expected to be released worldwide after the Japan release. (Casio Europe also announced the GM-2100-1AER, GM-2100N-2AER, GM-2100B-3AER, and GM-2100B-4AER. G-Shock U.S. is expected to release the GM2100-1A [$200], GM2100B-3A [$220], GM2100B-4A [$220], and GM2100N-2A [$220].)
The GM-2100 measures 49.3 x 44.4 x 11.8 millimeters and weighs approximately 72 grams. It has the same module (5611) as the all-resin GA-2100. Features include shock resistance, 200-meter water resistance, world time, stopwatch (1/100-second for under 1 hour, 1-second for 1 hour or more, 24 hours max, with split and 1st and 2nd place), countdown timer (24 hours, settable in hour, minute, and second increments), 5 daily alarms, 12/24 hour format, hourly time signal, button tone on/off, hand shift function, full-auto calendar, and double LED light with adjustable afterglow. Battery life is approximately three years.
Casio also announced the smaller G-Shock GM-S2100 series for August, which is also expected to be released worldwide.
Metal Covered G-Shock GM-2100 Promo Video:
Japanese fan blog Great G-Shock World reported that a metal-covered G-Shock GM-2100 series is planned for a future release. Like other GM models (GM-5600, GM-6900, GM-110), the GM-2100 is based on its all-resin counterpart and has a stainless steel bezel. Considering the popularity of the GA-2100 series, a metal-covered “CasiOak” was inevitable, but we were not expecting to see it so soon. This release has not been officially confirmed yet, and the release date is unknown. (Update: Esquire HK reported that it is coming in 2021, and we expect it to arrive by the holiday shopping season.)
The watches look exactly like what you’d expect from a metalized 2100 bezel. Each model has a resin band with a unique grid-like texture. There haven’t been any other GM models with a metal or composite band, so we are not expecting that with the GM-2100 series, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see some sort of update for the 2100 series in the future. As with other GM models and their counterparts, the functions are expected to be the same as the GA-2100. The debut models include the silver GM-2100-1A, black and green GM-2100B-3A, black and red GM-2100B-4A, and gray and blue GM-2100N-2A.
Update: GGW later reported that the GM-2100 series will be released in August and that the price range will be from 26,400 to 28,600 yen.
Update 2: G-Shock U.S. is expected to release all four models. The GM2100-1A will have a list price of $200, and the GM2100B-3A, GM2100B-4A, and GM2100N-2A will have a list price of $220 each.
G-Shock GM-2100-1A: Silver bezel, black band.
G-Shock GM-2100B-3A: Black IP bezel, green dial, green band.
G-Shock GM-2100B-4A: Black IP bezel, red dial, black band.
G-Shock GM-2100N-2A: Gray IP bezel, blue dial, black band.
If the strong sales of the GA-2100 series are any indication, the GM-2100 series will also be very popular and some of the models may sell out quickly.
See the source article and images at gshockjp.blog.jp.
Update: A smaller G-Shock GM-S2100 series is also reportedly coming, which includes the silver GM-S2100-3A with green dial and band, black IP GM-S2100B-8A with black dial and band, and rose gold GM-S2100PG-1A4 with rose gold dial and black band. These models have smooth resin bands. The GM-S2100-3A and GM-S2100B-8A have a unisex style.