Born from a dream of “creating a watch that never breaks.” In 1983, CASIO engineer Kikuo Ibe won the battle against the laws of nature. He designed a watch that would resist centrifugal and impact forces, as well as high water pressure. Since then, the name G-SHOCK has become a byword for independence and pushing the limits.
Heartbroken by a broken pocket watch given to him by his father, Mr. Ibe set about creating ‘the unbreakable watch based upon a triple 10 philosophy. It should be water resistant to 10bar, have a minimum 10 year battery life and most importantly, survive a minimum 10 metre drop. This new timepiece would go on to shatter the reputation of a watch as a fragile piece of jewellery.
G-SHOCK has continued its evolution ever since and the G-SHOCK GA-2100 Utility Black Series is a new twist on the original iconic stealth model GA-2100-1A1 model, born by adding fluorescent highlights. These watches retain the simplified bezel lettering and black dial of the original
The three color options are the neon blue GA-2100-1A2ER, neon green GA-2100-1A3ER and neon orange GA-2100-1A4ER.
The neon colouring finds it way into details on the hands, hour marker tips, day indicator, and dial labels. The lightweight GA-2100 is still the slimmest G-SHOCK men’s model, and features a Carbon Core Guard structure with an interior case made of carbon fiber-reinforced resin. Other features include world time, stopwatch, countdown timer, 5 alarms, and double LED light with LCD backlight.