Unless they live under a rock, anyone would know the veritable tank of a watch that is the G-Shock. Since 1981, the brand’s claim to fame has been in innovating and engineering the toughest watch the world has ever seen. Traditionally, G-Shocks have always been chunky. It’s a unique charm that’s not lost on collectors. However, the new GA-2100 flexes fashion sensibilities with a slimmer silhouette and contemporary sporty lines.
Coming in at 11.8mm, it’s the slimmest G-Shock ever. The GA-2100 has an octagonal case, another departure from the brand’s signature style (the last octagonal watch was the the DW-5000C of 1983). What makes the GA-2100 the perfect complement to any streetwear ensemble is the colour palette. It comes in full black, full red and black with contrasting accents.
The murdered out GA-2100-1A1 blends seamlessly into an all-black outfit and can functions well as a matching accessory to a monochromatic get-up. If you prefer playing with contrasts, the GA-2100-4A (G-Shock’s first-ever all-red watch) is of the perfect shade to play the role of a standout piece. Lastly, the GA-2100-1A’s use of key colours adds a touch of refinement to the wearer. Fully inclusive in its design, this variant pairs tastefully with both men and women.
Underneath the hood, the GA-2100 has more than enough invested in engineering to match its good looks. Its Carbon Core Guard structure has stood the test of time in providing next-level toughness in a lightweight format. An auto-LED light also provides great legibility to the analogue-digital dial and LCD display. The resin band combined with 200-metre depth rating makes the GA-2100 the go-to piece come rain or shine. Features such as time zone settings, stopwatch function, countdown timers and alarms provide versatility and unbeatable utility.
The G-Shock GA-2100 is available at G-Shock outlets for $169.