Featuring a stainless steel case and bracelet, the hook of the GMWB5000RD-4 is its deep red IP finish. Like other Full Metal 5000 models, this one takes inspiration from the square shaped DW-5000C, which for me remains the single most iconic G-Shock case style. Of course, we’ve seen G-Shock’s modern interpretations of this case before, most recently with the GMWB5000TCF-2, which featured a laser printed camo finish in bright blue. That watch, however, was titanium, so this stainless steel variant is going to have a very different wrist presence, and I imagine it also takes the finishing treatment a little differently as well. Complementing the red IP on the case and bracelet, the screwdown caseback has a black DLC finish, which G-Shock says is highly wear resistant.
The GMWB5000RD-4 makes use of the most advanced G-Shock tech, which includes the ability to connect to the G-Shock app via Bluetooth, atomic timekeeping, and Tough Solar Technology. The requisite alarms, stopwatches, and countdown timers are also present. Even with a bold red finish, it’s still a G-Shock, after all.
The GMWB5000RD-4 carries a retail price of $600, and will be available beginning on January 20 throughout the G-Shock authorized dealer network. G-Shock