G-SHOCK introduces an all-new collaboration model with PORTER, a Japanese bag brand, to commemorate the 85th anniversary of fashion company Yoshida & Co.
Based on the quintessential G-SHOCK GM-5600, the collaboration model comes with 2 types of bands featuring the PORTER logo – a fabric band made of materials featured extensively in Yoshida & Co. products, and a standard black resin band.
The case back is highlighted with an orange accent, the signature color of the PORTER brand bags. On the back of the case, the established year of Yoshida & Co. and the PORTER logo are engraved to emphasize their 85 years of establishment. The PORTER logo will also appear when the EL backlight is lit. Finally, the matte, metal bezel and case with a hairline finish give the watch a military look.
In terms of functions, the watch is equipped with a multi-function alarm with buzzer sound, stopwatch and countdown timer.
The G-SHOCK x PORTER collaboration watch will be available at all G-SHOCK stores and https://www.g-shock.sg/ from 27 January 2021 at S$539.
CASIO G-SHOCK has launched a local campaign, FROM THE BEGINNING TO GMW-B5000, featuring Mr Kikuo Ibe – founder of the classic and illustrious G-SHOCK. The campaign, rolled out on www.g-shock.sg, features five written articles and videos of Mr Ibe himself detailing the inception of G-SHOCK and the evolution of the square-faced DW-5000C to the GMW-B5000. The first two stories have already been published on the website, with the third one to be released on 24 Jan, Sun. The remaining stories will be published on a bi-weekly schedule.
The first story – Origin of G-SHOCK – summarises the inspiration behind the brand and timepiece. After a personally impactful experience, Mr Ibe set out to build a watch that would never break, flouting the prevailing view that finely made watches were susceptible to breakage if dropped. The story highlights the arduous journey of creating a timeless and tough watch, the ‘Never Give Up’ philosophy and tough spirit of G-SHOCK. Read the full story here.
The second story showcases the passion and craftsmanship behind the team at G-SHOCK, and the three decade-long aspiration of Mr Ibe and his team who sought to build a full metal-clad version of the watch, while retaining its shock-resistant construction and to craft it in the finest of materials – gold. Read the full story here.
Today, the GMW-B5000 is known as the full-metal square-face G-SHOCK that carries on the proud tradition of the original resin G-SHOCK DW-5000C. The GMW-B5000 retains the symbolic and distinct square case while boasting a full-metal shock-resistant structure made from highly durable fine resin inserted between the stainless-steel case and bezel to absorb shock. Using the Connected Engine, the watch automatically adjusts itself to the correct timezone. Users can also control its settings via the dedicated smartphone app by Casio.