A new G-STEEL line, the GST-B500, is a well-balanced combination of metal texture, toughness, and high functionality.
Continuing the evolution of G-STEEL’s concept of miniaturization and thinness, GST-B500 is the latest model to join the G-STEEL lineup. Compact module components and high-density mounting technology have made it easy to fit perfectly with a business suit & using Bluetooth Functions and Solar Power.
With a case size of 46.6 x 48.9 mm, the watch is the thinnest in the G-STEEL collection at 12.6 mm and weighs 143 g (including the band).
On the other hand, the exterior appearance is eye-catching due to the hairline surface and other metal textures. The bezel is polished in five different ways, and its luster will make a strong presence on the wrist.
The design of this model seems to incorporate parts of previous G-STEEL models, making it easy to use in a wide range of situations while maintaining the individuality of the G-STEEL brand.
This wide variety of colors shows that the GST-B500 is focused on realistic usability. The lineup includes five models: a silver case and band with three different dial colors (49,500 yen each), an all-black model with a black IP case and band (60,500 yen), and a model with a gold IP case and band (60,500 yen). All will go on sale in April.
GST-B500 Profile / Casio G-Shock
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Year of first release: 2022
The most distinctive specs:
— Compact Design (the line brings together smaller components and high-density mounting)
— Carbon Core Guard Structure (protects the module with a carbon case. Highly durable carbon fiber-reinforced resin is added not only to the center case, but also to the front and side button guards, providing even stronger resistance to shocks from above or below, or from any side)
— Unique Steel Bezel (it is treated with multiple finishes to deliver exceptional metal textures from every angle, for a truly sophisticated presentation with its own special look)
— Solar-powered (CASIO’s original solar-charging system converts not only sunlight but also light from fluorescent lamps and other sources into power)
— CASIO WATCH App (you may manage all watch settings through your phone)
— Mobile link (Wireless linking using Bluetooth(R)) (for time sync with your phone data)
— 200-meter water resistance (good for swimming but not for deep diving)
Other colors and full specs: GST-B500 Wiki Page