Want To Buy The 18K Gold Casio G-Shock G-D5000-9?Written by Alvin Wong
You’ll need luck on your side.
The much talked about Casio G-Shock G-D5000-9 ‘Dream Project’, simply the most sought-after G-Shock on the planet right now, can be yours – with a bit of luck, that is.
Here’s what you have to do: head down to the G-Shock Casio Premium boutique at Marina Bay Sands from now till 15 June, and put your name down for a raffle if you'd like a chance to buy the watch. Only Singapore residents above 18 years old are eligible.
Though priced at a jaw-dropping S$100,000, the G-D5000-9’s cult status has sky-rocketed since news of its availability broke in May. Limited to only 35 pieces worldwide, the watch’s case, bezel, bracelet and screws are crafted in 18K gold.
Despite the regal appearance, this is a G-Shock thoroughbred, boasting the collection’s famed shock-resistance and durability, 200m water resistance, and all the usual tech including world time, auto calendar and LED backlight. It is also the world’s first watch to feature a state-of-the-art solar power system using gallium arsenide, a semi-conductor known to be super-efficient for light absorption.
So, if you fancy owning a piece of modern horological history and have 100 Gs to spare, you know where to go.
Alvin promises not to be a douche when talking about watches. He may have scoured the Basel and Geneva watch fairs for the past 15 years, and played an instrumental role to the growth of Singapore's pioneering horological and men's lifestyle publications, but the intrepid scribe seeks to learn something new with each story he writes.