WatchTime New York, America’s largest luxury watch show, is just over two weeks away! As we continue our countdown to the long-awaited collectors’ event, taking place at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 26-27, we are highlighting notable new timepieces that guests will discover there. Today, we’re taking a look at the G-Shock G-Steel Chrono Solar Carbon GSTB100XA-1A.
First announced back in June at CoutureTime in Las Vegas, the GSTB100XA-1A links to your smartphone through the use of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for greater accuracy and the support of a network. Through the use of the G-SHOCK Connected app, the wristwatch boasts a range of features including automatic time adjustment and a worldtimer for over 300 cities.
And, thanks to G-SHOCK’s proprietary solar-charging capabilities, the watch is powered just by being worn outside. Whether you’re walking to the office, hiking, or mowing the lawn, the GSTB100XA-1A will maintain a healthy level of charge.
One of the most intriguing new details is the blend of metals and alloys throughout the watch’s dial, case, and bezel. Just as its name implies, the GSTB100XA-1A G-Steel Chrono Solar Carbon has a multi-dimensional stainless steel case and a carbon bezel construction that is complemented by a sapphire crystal and the application of Toray Industries’ — a well-regarded nanotechnology firm in Japan — Torayca and Nanoalloy materials.
Other noteworthy features include a super LED light, 200-meter water resistance, Neo-Brite luminous hands, the option to set multiple alarms a day, stopwatch functionality, and a countdown timer. Aesthetically, the blue accents throughout the dial add a bit of levity to the masculine carbon casing.
Overall, the 53.8-mm timepiece combines the bold — and iconic — G-SHOCK look with some of the brand’s most impressive technical updates. Price: $600.
Interested in seeing and trying on the latest G-Steel model for yourself? You can go hands-on with the latest collections from G-Shock and 30 other exhibiting watch brands at WatchTime New York. Tickets are going fast; order yours now!
Own this one. Love it! Highly recommended.