The origin for G-SHOCK analog models,
newly evolved with a full metal design.
From variant hand shapes to decorative letters and numerals, design features of the first-generation analog model are reproduced in the AWM-500. Treated with a vapor deposition process, the dimensional index nicely matches the watch's metal exterior.
Solid Stainless Steel Band
The band features three-dimensional curvature up to the third increment. The original resin band's design is reproduced in metal, with its curved form lending a sense of unified identity with the case.
Hairline and Mirror Finishes
The watch features both line and round hairline finishes, as well as a mirror finish. Each finishing is applied to components on an individual basis to highlight their metallic textures.
Full Metal Shock-Resistant Structure
Shock absorbing structure components made of fine resin are installed between the bezel and case. With its metal exterior in the original form of the first analog model, the watch realizes a shock-resistant structure.
Solar Panels with Shadow-dispersing Solar Panel
Converting light to energy, solar panels ensure stable operation of features such as signal reception. Even while the dial's rate of light transmittance may be low, the watch achieves the guarantee of sufficient electric power along with greater freedom in face design.
Double High-brightness LED Lights
LED lights with high luminance brightly illuminate the dial and LCD to ensure visibility in dimly lit locations. With the watch’s ability to sense light and darkness, a simple slant of the wrist will engage the LED lights.
Origin and Evolution
The concept of toughness in a watch was pioneered by G-SHOCK. Six years after the advent of the first G-SHOCK ever, the AW-500 made its debut. This historic moment paved the way for every analog G-SHOCK since. It was also marked the upending of the conventional “G-SHOCK = digital” mindset. Presenting expanded possibilities in design and technology, this analog DNA has been inherited over the years by a range of different models.
Over the passage of 30 years, the analog models’ origin presents a new evolution in unchanged form with the resin AW-500E and the metal AWM-500. These are no mere reissues. These watches of toughness stand as heirs to their origin while delivering new evolution all their own. With creativity and innovation, the G-SHOCK never ceases to take it higher.
G-SHOCK FIRST ANALOG MODEL AW-500
Simple & Minimal
While inheriting the shock-resistant structure of the G-SHOCK, the AW-500 features extreme streamlining in its sweeping pursuit of the essence of toughness. With its embodiment of this universal concept, the model achieves a design still vivid now after 30 years.
With a case design seemingly carved from a block of resin, the watch adopts a perfect circle motif?a form primal and fundamental. Guards are shaped so as to hide the buttons when viewed from the front.
Variant Hand Shapes
The AW-500’s minute hand takes the shape of an arrow with holes, while the hour hand features a framed form. With its emphasis of the hour and minute hands’ sense of presence even when they overlap, the watch’s characteristic arrow design functions to accent the dial design.
The AW-500 offers a unique dial presentation all its own, fulfilling the G-SHOCK’s promise of 200-meter water resistance and drawing on inspiration from diver’s watch design with a layout featuring a triangular marker and minute-displaying index.