G-SHOCK Debuts $70,000 USD 18k Solid Gold Timepiece

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By Jake Silbert
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G-SHOCK has prepped a limited edition watch that may put all of its other recent special edition timepieces to shame. Crafted from solid gold, down to the hardware, the G-D5000-9JR will be an extremely limited affair, with only two of the 35 total pieces available in America.

Described internally at parent company Casio as a dream project, G-SHOCK initially introduced the watch back in December 2018 as an Asia-only offering. Now, the $70,000 USD watch will see a partial global release.

Explaining how the pristine watch upholds G-SHOCK’s reputation for toughness, legendary watch designer Kikuo Ibe noted, “It took five years for our dream project to achieve an ideal impact-resistant structure for gold, which is delicate yet 1.5 times heavier than stainless steel. We succeeded by refusing to compromise.”

What results is a jaw-dropping exercise in opulence, with a case, bezel, bracelet and even screws crafted from 18k gold. Standard G-SHOCK functionality comes standard, including a stopwatch feature, auto calendar, world time, LED backlight and the brand’s signature durability, including 200-meter water resistance — just in case the $70,000 USD watch’s owner decides to wear it while diving.

Take a closer look at the precious timepiece on G-SHOCK’s website. Interested parties are now able to enter a raffle to buy one of the two G-D5000-9JR via the American retailers below, with a pair of winners to be selected in June.

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