As much as we love G-SHOCK watches, we have to admit they are hardly dress-fashionable. Can you imagine James Bond pairing his tuxedo with a pair of G-SHOCK Mud? Of course, not. It would be a great fashion disaster to say the least. This is an area where the Casio G-SHOCK G-STEEL aims to address. How? With the stainless steel G-SHOCK timepieces, of course. Now, the thing is, steel isn’t exactly shock-absorbing by nature, but the Japanese watchmaker managed to derive a process, a so-called layered bezel structure, that fuses shock-absorbing resin with steel to create the steel-wrapped G-SHOCK worthy for sophisticated grown ups.
Introduced back in August 2015, G-STEEL range includes six “premium models” that shares the renown toughness of the G-SHOCK, but with the look and feel of a metal timepiece that you won’t be shy wearing in any black tie event. In addition, G-STEEL gets some pretty crazy features and tech too, including Tough Solar Power that converts even weak illumination to electric power to power the watch, along with legendary G-SHOCK shock resistant and 200M water resistant.
Other features you can expect from this Bond’s tuxe worthy timepiece includes full-auto double LED, Neo-brite luminous hands, up to 48 cities world time, five daily arms, 1/100th sec. stopwatch, countdown timer, 12/24 hour formats, and hand retraction – all wrapped in a super big (but no less awesome) 52.4mm case. Casio G-SHOCK G-STEEL Watches are available at select Macy’s, jewelers and fashion apparel stores, as well as G-SHOCK NYC Soho store and G-SHOCK web store, priced at $280-$450.