CASIO G-Shock is no stranger in giving gold treatment to its G-Shock timepieces, but to date, those gold treatments were, well, just another color range. Nothing even remotely shocking, really, if you ask me. That was until the exquisite Gold Hammertone variety came along, asking for $6K in return. That created quite a stir in the G-Shock community, but now there’s one G-Shock timepiece that overshadows even the Hammertone.
Meet the Casio G-Shock G-D5000-9JR ‘Pure Gold’ Watch. The Casio G-Shock ‘Pure Gold’ Watch is based on the ‘Full Metal’ G-Shock which, for the uninitiated, bears a design that is a nod to the original G-Shock that debuted 35 years ago. And it is exactly what it says it is: it is a pure gold G-Shock watch. In other words, it is a solid gold watch with the iconic impact-resistant square case, band, and screws all cast from 18-freaking-K gold.
Moreover, this ultra premium celebratory watch is also blessed with premium G-Shock watch features, including the ability to receive split-second time correction (read: uber precise timing) – thanks to the use of radio wave tech from six stations around the world, CASIO’s Tough Solar charging system, and high-brightness full auto LED backlight on its black LCD display.
The Casio G-Shock ‘Pure Gold’ Watch is not new though. It was revealed back in 2015 at the Baselworld as a concept watch, but this time it is a watch money can buy. Like crazy amount of money because, this golden delight here commands a shocking 7.7 million yen, which according to current going rate works out to a whopping US$69,650. And yes, that pricer then your average Patek Philippe timepiece is a G-Shock watch.
Now, for a not so favorable news for G-Shock-adoring richie rich living outside of Japan. The Casio G-Shock G-D5000-9JR ‘Pure Gold’ Watch appears to be available in the Land of the Rising Sun with reservations for the uber exquisite, ultra premium celebratory watch can only be made at select G-Shock boutiques in Japan starting May 15, 2019.
Since only 35 units are being offered, I highly doubt it will available elsewhere outside of Japan. I may be wrong, though.
Images: G-Shock Japan.