Casio G-SHOCK drops new full metal GM-B2100 CasiOak

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G-SHOCK extends their very popular CasiOak lineup with three new GM-B2100 watches – with a full metal design.

Release details with commentary in italics.

New: Casio G-SHOCK GM-B2100 Casioak in full metal

Retail prices for the new G-SHOCK are: GM-B2100D-1A in stainless steel finish SGD 799, GM-B2100BF-1A in black ion plate finish and GM-B2100GD-5A in rose gold ion plating SGD 849.

Commentary

The G-SHOCK GM-B2100 series is a highly successful Casio collection. Nicknamed the CasiOak, for the eight sided bezel which is reminiscent of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, the collection has been available in the characteristic G-SHOCK resin case and bracelet incorporating the anti-shock system. Earlier this year, they added a solar version to the Casioak.

And today, they release a series of three watches in full metal construction. The case remains the same shape with the signature octagonal bezel, but the construction of the case and bezel is now in stainless steel. The bracelet is also constructed in stainless steel. The three models are released in the base silver steel hue, in an ion plated black, and another ion plated bright rose gold.

Though the series carries a higher price tag than the resin models, the circa SGD 800 retail price is still very reasonable. This pricing is very similar to the other G-SHOCK full metal series – the equally popular GMW-B5000 series which share the same bracelet design.

Release details

G-SHOCK announced today the latest addition to its shock-resistant watches. These three new GM-B2100 watches, with a full-metal design now adopted for the iconic octagonal bezel of the 2100 line.

Since the 2019 release of the GA-2100 — a contemporary interpretation of the very first G-SHOCK, the DW-5000C — the slim, simple, streamlined design of the 2100 line has proven popular, especially among younger consumers.

These new shock-resistant GM-B2100 watches employ stainless steel as the exterior material for the case, band, and bezel, pushing the 2100 line forward in both full-metal construction and sharp design. In order to ensure shock resistance in these metal-clad timepieces, the shock-resistant structure created for the iconic shape of the full-metal GMW-B5000 was adopted for the screw-back case, band, and bezel joints of these watches as well, with buffering components made of fine resin installed between the bezel and case.

The bezel, put through meticulous processes — first forging, then cutting and polishing — is precisely crafted for an intricately shaped face that is eye-catching solid, and stylish. To accentuate the beauty of the metal, the components are treated with different finishes — the bezel with a circular hairline finish on its top surface, the band with a vertical hairline finish, and the bezel bevel, buttons, and case back with a mirror finish. The dial is composed of multiple parts to create depth and dimension, while the inset dial ring at the 9 o’clock position and the index marks are treated with a vapor deposition finish for a watch face with a truly quality look.

The three new watches are the silver GM-B2100D with stainless steel gleam, the chic GM-B2100BD with black ion plating, and the GM-B2100GD with bright rose gold, for versatility suited to every style and occasion.

The new watches also deliver practical utility with a Tough Solar charging system that eliminates the need to regularly replace the battery. They are also equipped with Smartphone Link* connectivity via Bluetooth® for accurate timekeeping and easy setting of alarms, a countdown timer, world time, and other functions from a smartphone app. 

Singapore Live Customisation Workshop event details

This National Day, G-SHOCK Singapore will be holding the G-SHOCK SG57 Live Customisation Workshop at Bugis Junction on 6th to 7th August 2022, Level 1 (next to the fountain). Opened to the public from the 1st to the 5th of August 2022, 11 am to 6 pm daily. During this period there will be an opportunity to see the watch of the GM-B2100 series.

Please click here for the event details.

Casio G-SHOCK GM-B2100 Casioak in full metal specifications

ConstructionShock-resistant
Water Resistance200 meters
Communication 
Specifications
Bluetooth® low energy 
Signal RangeUp to 2 meters (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)
World Time38 time zones* (38 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, auto summer time (DST) switching, home city/world time city swapping
* May be updated when connected to a smartphone.
Stopwatch1/100 second (00’00”00~59’59”99) /1 second (1:00’00” ~23:59’59”); measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99″; measuring modes: elapsed time, lap/split time
Countdown TimerMeasuring unit: 1 second (maximum 1 hours)
Alarm5 daily alarms; hourly time signal
Mobile Link Features(Wireless linking with Bluetooth® devices)Auto time adjustmentEasy watch settingApproximately 300 world time citiesTime & placeReminderPhone finder
Other FunctionsHand shift feature; date/month display swapping; day display (in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian or Russian); full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; battery level indicator; double LED light (Super Illuminator and afterglow: 1.5 seconds or 3 seconds)
Power SourceTough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous OperationAbout 7 months after full charge, using all functions but without solar charging
About 18 months with the power-saving function ON after full charge
Size of Case49.8×44.4×12.8mm
Total WeightApprox. 165g
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    Extraño la época en que Casio hacia digitales de acero con precios asequibles. En ese tipo de reloj es en lo que la marca es realmente buena y única. La calidad de sus módulos digitales es la máxima e inalcanzable en la actualidad por nadie más. Sus relojes de manecillas van rezagados por detrás de los Citizen Ecodrive.

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