Casio introduces the next Full Metal G-SHOCK with a laser etched grid design inspired by the concept of a time tunnel that connects the past with the future.

G-SHOCK first launched their all metal GMW-B5000 in 2018. Since then the brand has ventured into various different directions to create ever more refreshing takes on the watch.

No doubt, the collecting community has been very excited by every single incarnation of the world’s toughest wristwatch taking on metal and then in the many instances of the watch since 2018.

Perhaps a most recent version of the GMW-B5000 that turned the most heads was the Full Titanium GMW-B5000TB and later the Metal Camouflage GMW-B5000TCM-1.

Full Metal G-SHOCK GMW-B5000CS with Grid Design
Full Metal G-SHOCK GMW-B5000CS with Grid Design

And while the question may be asked: where can the G-SHOCK go after two such massive, back to back, hits? They’ve clearly responded to say that there is yet many more ways to implement innovative new designs to the GMW-B5000.

Enter the Full Metal GMW-B5000CS with Grid Design.

Lit up screen on the Full Metal G-SHOCK GMW-B5000
Lit up screen on the Full Metal G-SHOCK GMW-B5000

Casio’s own press material on the latest watch says that the “lattice pattern” on the case and band is meant to evoke the image of a “time tunnel that connects the past with the future” or a “near-future” design in simpler words. Truth be told, the pattern probably has the potential to remind us of a hundred and one other sci-fi imagery from pop-culture, depending on the movies, cartoons and anime you might’ve grown up with.

It’s explained that the watch is first given a black ion plating, as with the all black Full Metal GMW-B5000. Then, laser etching is used to create the silver lattice pattern over the black case and band.

The process, is probably, a know-how that has been transferred from Casio having successfully developed a method to laser etch the pixel camouflage pattern on the earlier titanium GMW-B5000TCM-1.

Laser etched grid design on the bezel of the Full Metal G-SHOCK GMW-B5000CS
Laser etched grid design on the bezel of the Full Metal G-SHOCK GMW-B5000CS
Laser etched grid design on the band of the Full Metal G-SHOCK GMW-B5000CS
Laser etched grid design on the band of the Full Metal G-SHOCK GMW-B5000CS
Caseback of the Full Metal G-SHOCK GMW-B5000CS with Grid Design
Caseback of the Full Metal G-SHOCK GMW-B5000CS with Grid Design

Functionally speaking, the GMW-B5000CS retains all of the different time and connectivity capabilities of the GMW-B5000, including syncing up with your smartphone four times a day to automatically correct the watch to measure time accurately.

Availability for the watch has been marked for late May 2020, though we’ll have to be a little patient to learn the final price. Stay tuned.