G-SHOCK is the go-to brand for watches providing durability and indomitable strength, and the new Rose Gold GMWB5000GD-4 is no different — but it does bring something a bit different to the table. This watch is not unlike a restomod Land Rover — rugged and technical in its bones but refined and elegant to the eye. It has the same core DNA that made the original resin G-SHOCK famous for absolute toughness, but with a new stainless steel case and band that’s anything but delicate.

The beginning of GMWB5000GD-4’s list of features isn't unlike that of a high-end watch — one-touch threefold clasp, an automatic calendar (accurate to 2099) and mineral glass. But that’s where the GMWB5000GD-4 starts to deviate a bit. It’s drop- and shock-tested (to with-stand whatever bumps and collisions you may encounter in your day), offers solar power and wireless linking to the G-SHOCK Connected app using a Bluetooth LE connection (so you can seamlessly set time and track data on your smart-phone without completely draining your watch power) and is kitted with a highly visible STN LCD and a fully automatic super illuminator LED light that provides selectable illumination. Plus, with 39 time zones (up to 300 cities when using the app) and Multi-band 6 atomic timekeeping, the GMWB5000GD-4 will keep you in sync and on time anywhere — 365 days a year.

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But perhaps the watch’s most striking feature is its color, an ion-plated rose gold with mirror finish. It’s immediately eye-catching, to the point where you’ll likely find yourself looking at your wrist for more than checking the time. It’s the type of watch that you’ll be proud to have show up on your next video conference, and will be sure to have your colleagues jealously inquiring about it. With the rose gold full metal GMWB5000GD-4, you don’t have to choose between practicality and style.

  • Case size: 43.2mm
  • Water resistance: 200m
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth LE
  • Battery life: Solar-powered with 10-month reserve