Casio Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary with Limited Edition G-Shocks
The first G-Shock, the DW-5000C-1A, designed by Casio engineer Kikuo Ibe, was released in April of 1983. The G-Shock design has mostly stayed the same over the years, which considering its unmistakable look, is a good thing. G-Shocks have long been known for their digital display and sporty shock resistance design, and although in recent years they have introduced upgrades and innovations such as: solar power, atomic timekeeping, analog displays and even an electronic crown - they are still best known for their distinctive large shock resistance resin cases and digital displays.
To celebrate G-Shock's upcoming 30th Anniversary (2013), Casio has released limited edition models of the best selling styles, all with red gloss or matte red finishes. Each piece features a special case back engraved with a "30th Anniversary" logo designed by graffiti artist Eric Haze.
Of the five models being released, the most notable are the Ref. GW-M5630A-4 (shown above), which is a throwback to the first G-Shock, and the Frogman model Ref. GWFT103A-1 (shown below), which is the most feature rich. It comes in a case made of titanium with gloss-red highlights, equipped with a Tough Solar powered and radio-controlled Multi-Band 6 Atomic quartz movement.
Retail $500 (The four G-Shocks - top of page), $1,700 (Frogman Titanium LE - bottom of page)