When it comes to tough, rugged watches, there’s always one name that comes to mind. We’re talking about G-SHOCK of course. Stylish, tough and highly collectible, the Casio model range is universally respected, avidly collected, and loved by everyone. A brand always ahead of the curve, G-SHOCK has now introduced the first full metal addition to the 2100 line. As you’ll discover as we have, the Casio G-SHOCK GM-B2100 series is not just a worthy successor to the G-SHOCK’s extended legacy but it’s also a highly coveted timepiece in its own right.

From first-hand experience, the 2100 collection wears incredibly well on wrist and sports a slim and stylish profile. It’s undoubtedly a watch that fits well into the active lifestyles of users, as it is able to effortlessly match any ensemble and occasion. You can strap on the GM-B2100 and go to a party or an outing and into a business meeting without looking out of place.

Stylish In Steel

G-Shock GM-B2100
GM-B2100 series offers a commanding presence with its full metal construction

One of the main reasons why the GM-B2100 series wears so well is down to its stylish luxe full-metal construction. Its streamlined, minimalist design is accentuated by its octagonal form, affording it a comfortable perfect fit on the wrist. This dimensional forged form enforces G-SHOCK’s world renowned shock-resistant qualities. The shape and design also helps underline the shape and design of the bezel which is highlighted with an attractive circular hairline finish on its top surface.

There are three appetizing colours available for the GM-B2100 series, all of which are appealing in their own right. The GM-B2100BD-1A which is presented in a Black ion plated case is simply stunning in black. For a classic, eye catching look, the stainless steel GM-B2100D-1A will surely suffice. For those looking to stand out from the crowd, the GM-B2100GD-5A in Rose gold is a unique and fashionable option.

Each GM-B2100 watch is paired with matching straps. The layout of the dial is both effective and offers optimal readability thanks to a dual-layer dial construction that effortlessly combines the analogue layout and LCD portions. Both the three dimensional indices and indicator hands are presented in metallic textures, which continues and complements the stylish form factor of the watch’s sleek metal exterior.

Stylish Form And Formidable Function

Although its metal design suggests it’s a heavy watch, we find the GM-B2100 series wears relatively light. This is down to the construction of the watch which employs buffering components made of fine resin fitted between the stainless-steel bezel and screw-down case, which protects the module from drops and impacts.  It also boasts a 20-bar water resistance, which makes it perfect for waterborne adventures. The model also sports a three-pronged structure for the lugs on the case to further disperse shocks to the band.

Like all G-SHOCK watches, the GM-B2100 lives up to its reputation but Casio has gone one step further in ensuring the model’s high-density mounting is both beneficial and functional to the overall design.  It not only allows the slim and compact profile of the analogue-digital combination module but it also ensures that users will still gain the protective qualities of the watch along with the advanced functionality that G-SHOCK users have grown accustomed to.

Building on the success of the GA-2100 series, Casio has elevated the functionality of the GM-B2100 series with a suite of high-end complications and functions. The GM-B2100 employs Tough Solar powered timekeeping module for sustainable power and reliability along with Bluetooth connectivity for enhanced accuracy and connectivity.

Through the Smartphone Link, you can pair the watch with your smart device for easy watch setting and automatic time adjustment no matter where you are in the world. Key watch functions include world time functionality, 1/100-second stopwatch, countdown timer and five daily alarms. Furthermore, the timepiece’s Super Illuminator and neo-display aids visibility in low-light situations, ensuring that you never miss a moment.

Casio G-Shock GM-B2100 series
The GM-B2100 series is equipped with a Smartphone Link, Tough Solar, and other features designed for life in the digital age

Having being acquainted with the GM-B2100 series for a few days, we can surmise that if you’re in the market for a stylish and functional timepiece that won’t burn a hole in your pocket, you don’t have to look beyond this watch. With its sleek and fashionable metal construction and design as well as enhanced functionality, it is a fitting addition to the G-SHOCK family. More importantly though, the GM-B2100 also serves as a statement piece, one that enforces the rugged and tough qualities along with an everlasting appeal that made the G-SHOCK a cultural phenomenon in the first place.

The GM-B2100 series is available at your nearest G-Factory, G-SHOCK Stores, and authorised Casio dealer. Visit here for their list of stores. Also from now until 31st December 2022, enjoy up to *24 months warranty by Marco Corporation when you register your Casio G-SHOCK for Marco eWarranty within 14 days of purchase.

*Terms & conditions apply.

written by.

Alex Low

Brand & Partnership Writer
Lifestyle writer with a passion for everything pop culture. When not writing, Alex spends his free time playing video games, learning how to cook (it's been quite a journey, or so he says), and lurking on blu-ray.com for the best physical media deals.

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