Texas-based Timeless Luxury Watches revealed two upcoming full-metal stainless steel square models, the black G-Shock GMW-B5000GD-1 and gold GMW-B5000GD-9,
and is currently taking pre-orders for them. These ion-plated (we assume) models have a retail price of $550 USD each and are expected to be available in November 2018. The information here is based on “pre-production render” pictures from Timeless Luxury Watches and nothing in this article should be considered “official” yet. TLW is calling these “matte” models and the bezels appear to have a brushed surface.
Unofficial Pre-Production Renders from Timeless Luxury Watches: (Note: The final products may look different. This appears to be a DW-5600 LCD display and not a GMW-B5000 LCD, so it is likely not the final render. These pictures are not official Casio releases and are possibly not an accurate representation of the final products.)
The G-Shock GMW-B5000GD-1 offers the stealthiest full-metal square option with a black IP coating on the case and bands, stealth bezel lettering, and a reverse LCD display. The display border has a darker appearance than other GMW-B5000 models.
The G-Shock GMW-B5000GD-9 has a gold IP coating on the case and bands. Unlike the fully polished limited edition gold GMW-B5000TFG-9, it appears to have a brushed finish on the bezel, and a reverse LCD display. It appears to have a polished finish on the rest of the body and bands, but we’re not entirely sure about this.
While some may bemoan the fact that these models have reverse LCD displays (because they are typically harder to read), keep in mind that the GMW-B5000 series is equipped with STN (super-twisted nematic) LCD displays that should provide better viewing than what we are accustomed to with regular reverse LCD displays.
The GMW-B5000GD-1 and GMW-B5000GD-9 feature full shock resistance, 200-meter water resistance, Tough Solar power, Multi-Band 6 radio time syncing, world time, stopwatch, countdown timer, 4 alarms and 1 snooze alarm, and full auto Super Illuminator LED light. The GMW-B5000 series is also known for its Bluetooth connectivity to a smartphone which provides automatic internet time adjustment, 300-city world time with 5 settable cities, 5 custom reminder alerts, time and place log, phone finder function, and access to watch settings.
More information and photos will be added when an official announcement is made.
Update: The pre-order pages and social media posts from Timeless Luxury Watches have been removed.