The Casio G-Shock GMW-B5000CS Laser-Carved Watch not only reminds me of my favorite 80s sci-fi TV series Automan. It also reminds me of the 80s CGI effect of “futuristic” as use in movies like the original Tron.
That said, I am clearly enamored. G-Shock GMW-B5000CS Laser-Carved Watch features, as the name suggests, a laser-carved grid design on the case as well as the watch band. According to G-Central, the grid pattern was inspired by the “concept of a time tunnel that connects the past with the future.”
Those are just lines, but somehow, it felt very futuristic. It will look even more Automan-ish if those lines glow blue. If you know what I mean. Of course, there’s no reason for Casio to do so since there’s no association to the said TV show.
Beyond the grid lines, the GMW-B5000CS is very much the GMW-B5000, featuring shock resistance, 200-meter (660 feet) water resistance, Tough Solar power, Multi-Band 6 radio-controlled time adjustment, Bluetooth smartphone link, and STN LCD display.
Looks like the G-Shock GMW-B5000CS Laser-Carved Watch will be available to Japan for now. It will be available starting May 2020 for 96,800 Yen (tax included), which works out to be around $875 based on today’s going rate.
Images: G-Shock [JP].