What makes Casio’s G-SHOCK so evergreen? The superb shock and water resistance is undoubtedly partly responsible, but Sony’s ingenuity and continuous dedication to creating new specially-themed models play at least as big a part. Following the Bruce Lee-inspired MR-G in February, the laser-carved Full Metal 5000 in March, and the first-ever smartwatch G-SHOCK Move in early April, G-SHOCK has now unveiled a new limited-edition Casio NASA G-SHOCK, produced in honour of the decades of space exploration and groundbreaking discoveries by the US’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
This new limited edition is based on the G-SHOCK DW5600, but in a distinctively eye-catching, all-white colour scheme. White from case to strap, the treatment takes its inspiration from NASA’s long-serving spacesuits. The theme of this watch is rather clear and straightforward – NASA’s famous logo in contrasting red appears on the light grey watch face. An American flag is positioned on the band loop and “National Aeronautics and Space Administration” is printed in black on the lower band. The classic LED display has been upgraded with a special moon-shaped backlight to echo the overall thematic design. The “moon” is also found engraved on the case back, too.
The packaging is also NASA-themed. The black paper box shows our beautiful earth from the perspective of space, with a round tin can inside sporting black and white design influenced by space-faring vehicles like the shuttle and lunar module.