Earlier in the month G-Shock Japan announced a new GW-5000 model, the GW-5035A-1JR 35th Anniversary Edition, as part of the upcoming commemorative Big Bang Black Collection. And it’s not going to be part of the Big Bang Collection out of Japan, details of which are available here from independent G-Shock news site G-Central.
As G-Shock followers will know, the GW-5000 is one of the most admired and respected series due to its tribute to the original G-Shock with its 5000-series case and a screw-lock case back. Although it may look like a 1983 throwback, it has been fully updated with modern technology including Tough Solar/Multi-Band 6, and superior build quality with stainless steel inner case and DLC coating.
The GW-5035A-1JR has a matte black bezel and body, the stainless-steel case back is gold to represent the Big Bang, and is engraved with the 35th anniversary logo designed by Eric Haze. The watch has a reverse LCD display and “Since 1983” text on the display to commemorate the anniversary. This model also has a stainless-steel band keeper with gold IP and a 3-star and 5-star 35th anniversary graphic.
It’s destined to be one of the most sought after models in the 35th Anniversary G-Shock watches series. The standard GW-5000 model is the current GW-5000-1JF, a more readily available Japan-only model.
The GW-5035A-1JR has a list price of ¥44,000 JPY, but there is no release date as yet.