Casio G-Shock has announced the upcoming release of its limited-edition 18K Pure Gold timepiece.

The GD5000-9JR was originally concieved as a dream project with no formal launch plan but was quickly put into production following public demand.

With 35 pieces available globally, two of which will be in the United States, the new model has an suggested retail price of $70,000 USD and showcases the absolute toughness G-SHOCK is known for, with an all-new, 18K Pure Gold case, bezel, bracelet, and screws.

Featuring G-SHOCK’s iconic square case and shock resistant structure, the new model will be the brand’s most luxurious timepiece in its over 35-year history and its most expensive watch to date.

For those interested in purchasing one of the limited-edition watches, G-SHOCK has partnered with select high-end authorised jewelers across the US to organise a Promotion. Participating jewelers include: Feldmar Watch Company – Los Angeles, CA, Hamilton Jewelers – Palm Beach, FL, Hyde Park Jewelers – Denver, CO, James Free Jewelers – Dayton, OH, Tapper’s Fine Jewelry – West Bloomfield, MI, Timeless Luxury – Plano, TX, Topper Fine Jewelers – Burlingame, CA, and Tourneau – New York, NY.

Now through May 31, 2019, customers will have the chance to enter the promotion.

In June, two lucky winners will be selected at random and receive the opportunity to purchase this remarkable timepiece.

The new model comes equipped with standard G-SHOCK technology such as:

  • Shock resistance
  • 200-meter water resistance 
  • Multi-band 6
  • Tough Solar
  • LED back light
  • 5 set daily alarm 
  • Stopwatch 
  • 24 hour timer
  • Full auto calendar
  • World time

The GD5000-9JR will retail for $70,000 USD and will be available for pre-order from May 15th – 31st 2019.

Shipment of these limited-edition watches will begin globally in December of 2019 and fulfillment will be completed by November 2021.