Simple, compact, and beautiful
— a metal-clad watch with a minimalist design
The octagonal design motif maintained since the very first G-SHOCK is now available in stainless steel. Forging and round hairline finishes applied to the top surface give the watch a sophisticated textural look. The elimination of all engraving other than lettering at the top and bottom makes for a solid design.
The intricately shaped dial paired with the mirrored index gives the watch face a sense of depth. The design accent of a sawn line finish applied at the 9 o’clock position creates a simple yet powerful appearance.
Ion plating colours
Colour variations are offered with pink gold IP (GM-S2100PG) and dark gray IP (GM-S2100B) applied to the metal components. This single-tone style gives the dial a sense of consistency and minimalist flair.
The watch features a shock-resistant structure with its metal bezel and glass fibre-reinforced resin case. Enhanced material strength enabled further slimming of the exterior while still satisfying the G-SHOCK criteria for shock resistance to achieve a mid-sized form that makes coordinating easy.
Featuring a simple design with a relatively even surface, the band nicely complements the texture of the metal case. Made with urethane for a comfortable fit, the band comes in black, grey or khaki matching the colour of the case.
The new style G-SHOCK
The very first G-SHOCK — the DW-5000 — debuted in 1983. Its timeless design, perfected right from the beginning, was born of a pursuit of the ultimate toughness eschewing all hints of the extraneous.
A design concept soon inherited by the first analog G-SHOCK model — the AW-500 — released in 1989. This concept was realized with a rock-solid design that looked almost like it was carved out of a single block of resin, removing everything non-essential.
2019: The GA-2100
The first GA-2100 watch was introduced in 2019, expanding the possibilities of toughness and analog style. Heir to the DW-5000 and AW-500’s conceptual design frameworks, it leveraged the latest technologies to capture the essence of their identities in a new physical form. This meant nothing short of creating a new standard-bearer for G-SHOCK, re-envisioned from the vantage point of the brand’s beginnings, now some 30 years after the AW-500’s debut.
New Technologies, New Design
The development concept: slim and compact. The determination to eschew the extraneous realized not just in design, but in size as well. It took revolutionary new technologies — from the thin module to the Carbon Core Guard structure — to achieve this. Distilling the very essence of the original DW-5000 design, the watch introduces a reconstructed form that is sure to integrate smoothly with contemporary lifestyles and fashion.
Paris, Hamburg, New York and Shanghai... impressions gathered from points all around the globe informed the design work. Countless sketches were made, and designs drawn and reviewed in a process of painstaking trial and error. At last a new watch was born, featuring a minimalist design with an octagonal bezel.