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.
This was no design merely pursuing simplicity. The designers’ intent inspires the GA2100 down to the nest details, like dimensional dial and index. The monochromatic color scheme features an optimized combination of hues hand-selected from a range of color charts.
With pride in its unchanging form, the G-SHOCK mission is one of continuous advancement, always transcending the times, conventional wisdom, and the limits of imagination. With a toughness emblematic of the new era, the GA2100 has arrived.
The Challenge of a Thinner Case
The developers pursued a thinner design while still satisfying the original G-SHOCK criteria for shock resistance. They strengthened the external structure and slimmed the module, achieving wafer-thin at just 11.8mm.
The module was slimmed by miniaturizing the componentry and employing optimized, high-density mounting for the circuit board structure. Combined with the Carbon Core Guard structure, these efforts made for an astonishingly smaller, slimmer case.
Double LED Light
The double LED with high luminance brightly illuminatesthe dial and LCD to ensure readability in the dark.
A slide lever makes it easy to attach and remove the band — a very handy feature for cleaning and other maintenance.