G-SHOCK Finally Goes Full-Metal on Its ‘CasiOak’ Watch

Jul 29, 2022

Category: Style

Ever since G-SHOCK introduced its GA-2100 watch in 2019, the model has become a top seller for the brand thanks in no small part to its octagonal bezel bearing a resemblance to Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak, one of the most popular luxury watches of all time. But other than the shape, the all-resin $99 “CasiOak” didn’t much resemble AP’s flagship timepiece. G-SHOCK got a little closer with the GM-2100 in 2021, which added a stainless steel bezel to the watch.

Now, G-SHOCK has released its most AP-like “CasiOak” yet in the new GMB2100 series. Finally, for the first time ever, the GA-2100 silhouette comes with a stainless steel case, bezel, and bracelet, allowing Royal Oak fans lacking the 40 grand or so needed for the real deal to get their octagonal kicks for much less. The new full-metal “CasiOak” takes after Gérald Genta’s classic not only in general shape but in philosophy too, as the new G-SHOCK is the thinnest yet out of the brand’s full-metal collections, coming in at 12.8mm thick.

The full-metal “CasiOak” also boasts some new finishing that pushes it further into luxury watch territory. The three-step finishing process consists of a circular hair-line finish on the top surfaces, a vertical brushing on the sides, and a polished mirror finish on the main part of the bezel. Despite its upmarket looks, the watch maintains much of the ruggedness and functionality you’d expect from a G-SHOCK, including 200m water resistance, high shock resistance, Tough Solar power, Bluetooth connectivity, and a Double LED Super Illuminator light.

Available in a trio of finishes — Silver, Dark Gray IP, and Copper IP, the full-metal G-SHOCK “CasiOak” of our dreams is available for pre-order now from $550.

Purchase: $550+

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Style

MVP's Heavy-Duty Boxing Gear Is Hand-Crafted from Real Leather

The dark brown cowhide will develop a natural patina over time.

Posted By Ethan Brehm

Partner

The 5 Best Travel Backpacks [VIDEO]

Hard working packs purpose built for globetrotting.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner
Featured Image

Stüssy Dials It Back a Few Years with Its Take on Nike’s Air Max 2013

The California-bred clothier's latest collab with the Swoosh brings nostalgia for the last decade.

Posted By

Aug 5, 2022

Featured Image

RZE’s Valour 38 Is the Lightest Automatic Field Watch Available

At just 57g, this field watch is made from aerospace-grade titanium.

Posted By

Aug 4, 2022

Featured Image

The 12 Best Linen Pants for Men to Wear in 2022

Keep things light with our guide to the perfect summer bottoms.

Posted By

Aug 4, 2022

Featured Image

The 17 Best American-Made Watch Brands

Give the Swiss a break and see what U.S.-based watchmakers are up to.

Posted By

Aug 3, 2022