Last year’s Evangelion x G-Shock watch was a bit of a letdown, IMHO. Because it was inspired by the iconic EVA Unit-01 and yet, it isn’t dressed in all-purple as it should. However, there is another Evangelion collaboration this year that is more recognizable.

G-Shock DW-5600 EVA-02 The Beast Wrist Watch

This latest collab between the cult anime and the Japanese watchmaker is based on Asuka’s EVA-02 unit, specifically The Beast Mode. You know, the part where Mari piloted EVA-02 and goes into the Beast Mode, the so-called berserk mode, to attack the Tenth Angel in Evangelion 2.0?

Yeah, that gore-filled scene that’s strangely satisfying to watch. Wait. Is it just me who thinks…? Never mind. The watch is officially called G-Shock DW-5600 EVA-02 The Beast featuring Radio Eva. Radio Eva, for the uninitiated, is the EVA series official project (read: apparel line) that started over a decade ago.

While the G-Shock DW-5600 EVA-02 The Beast is rocking a red colorway, it does not necessarily point towards its Beast Mode inspiration. The watch is however more recognizable as an EVA cobranded timepiece – thanks to the custom face with the EVA-02 motif, and custom printed bands.

Another stand-out feature, IMHO, is the red-tinted inverted LCD display which looks super duper cool. That alone is enough reason to get the watch. OK. Maybe not. To each of his own.

G-Shock DW-5600 EVA-02 The Beast Wrist Watch

In addition, the case back has received a special engraving of the “The Beast” logo along with Radio Eva. As with such a unique collaboration, the watch does come with exclusive packaging.

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The watch, which sells for 22,000 yen (about US$197), appears to be a Japan-only product and it has already sold out. But this being the Internet age (and a scalper-filled world), I am sure you will find it being sold online somewhere. The question is, how much would pay for one?

G-Shock DW-5600 EVA-02 The Beast Wrist Watch
G-Shock DW-5600 EVA-02 The Beast Wrist Watch

Images: Evangelion/G-Shock [JP].

Published by Mike

Avid tech enthusiast, gadget lover, marketing critic and most importantly, love to reason and talk.

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