G-Shock watches have, since their advent, been esteemed as the ultimate tool watch. Designed with durability in mind since Day 1, these watches are not lightweights. Running over a G-Shock with a car is more likely to result in a trip to the mechanic than to a watch repair shop. Thanks in part to this ruggedness, G-Shocks have built up a cadre of fans worldwide. With this almost cult-like following, it is no surprise the North American release announcement of the G-Shock GMW-B5000RD-4 brought Casio messageboards alive.
Cousin to 2019’s GMW-B5000V-1, the 2021 version comes in a deep iridescent red finish. Thanks to special ion plating, the stainless case and band have a deep reflective hue. Circling the inverted LCD screen, gold print helps outline the watch’s thorough functionality including alarm, stopwatch, Bluetooth link, and tracking in 39 timezones. For those seeking a watch that compromises on neither style nor functionality, the G-Shock GMW-B5000RD-4 is worth a closer look.