The Ultimate Guide to All G-SHOCKs — composed by Experts
The “2100” series, which boasts high popularity among G-SHOCK. A new color yellow gold “GM-B2100-9A” (80,300 yen (tax included)) has appeared from the full metal model “GM-B2100” that further enhances its value. Let’s take a look at the charm that goes well with both street fashion and casual adult fashion, along with photos of actual styling.
G-SHOCK, which has a history of over 40 years, has been released in various designs and color models. The full metal model GM-B2100 series also includes the silver “GM-B2100D” (71,500 yen (tax included)), the black “GM-B2100BD” (80,300 yen (tax included)), and the rose gold “GM-B2100GD-5A” (80,300 yen (tax included). Tax included)) has already been released in three colors.
Yellow gold is a popular standard color in the G-SHOCK series. When three colors were released last year, there were inquiries from G-SHOCK fans asking, “Isn’t yellow gold in the lineup?” This “GM-B2100GD-9A” is exactly what fans have been waiting for. The full metal model further enhances the luxurious luster of yellow gold.
Yellow gold is a color that is often used for accessories such as rings, necklaces, and earrings because it has a strong yellow color, but it is elegant and calm. It can be matched with a wide range of outfits such as formal jackets and casual everyday wear. It goes well with bare skin, so you can wear sleeveless clothes in the summer without losing your fashion sense.
The top surface has a hairline finish with a matte fine linear pattern. Along with creating a chic atmosphere, the mirror finish on the sides enhances the shine of the metal. By using different polishing processes for the top and sides, the boundaries are clearly visible and the design is sharp.
Compared to the rose gold “GM-B2100GD-5A”, black is used more for the dial indexes and in-dials, and the face has a calm atmosphere while being yellow gold.
Stainless steel is used for the case, octagonal bezel, screw back, and band. We have optimized the structure and adopted a shock-resistant structure implemented in the square type full metal model “GMW-B5000”. Despite the full-metal exterior, it has a highly impact-resistant structure.
The screw-in screw back has excellent airtightness and can withstand water resistance of 20 atmospheres, but it tends to be thick. However, the “GM-B2100GD-9A” adds a module that was not found in the base model “GA-2100”, such as a tough solar circuit and a Bluetooth antenna for smartphone cooperation, by devising the internal mechanism. The thickness is reduced to 12.8mm, which is 1mm more than the “GA-2100”.
The band reproduces the dimple design with metal, and is connected to the case with a newly shaped lug. As a whole, it is comfortable to wear, and despite the weight of full metal, it is lightweight at about 165g. You can wear it all day long, such as when you go out, work at a desk, or eat.
The dial on the front has a two-layer structure in which multiple parts are arranged in multiple layers. The in-dial ring at the 9 o’clock position that indicates the current mode and charge level is a separate part from the dial, and the dial is on the second layer below the upper layer. Considering the thinness of the case, this three-dimensional expression is a surprising gimmick.
The in-dial ring and hour indexes are also vapor-deposited to enhance their texture, and the more you look at them, the more you can see that they have been carefully crafted down to the smallest detail.
The LCD screen at 4 o’clock looks like it’s sinking in, but the letters are clearly visible.