If, at any point in the past 30 years, you've ever neede a high-function, high-style watch that's guaranteed to withstand whatever you put it through, the go-to choice has always been a G-SHOCK. Since its inception in 1983, the legendary brand has pushed the boudaries of super=tough watch manufacture, always in line with founding father Mr Ibe's dictum: "Never, never give up".
Now, they've taken things a step further with the beautifully crafted G-SHOCK premium collection, a new range of watches, each of which is just as hard wearing as its predecessors, but produced from the finest materials in the world. Here are three of our favourites.
1 MTG-1500B-1A1EF (above)
Able to recieve radio singles from across the globe, this MT-G is one of the most accurate in the G-SHOCK stable. Scratchproof and super hard wearing the MTG-1500 crystal is made from sapphire mineral glass. Incredibly tough, the casing of the MT-G is constructed from a hardy stainless steel hybrid.
2 Aviator GW-4000D-1AER
Imbued with an innovative polyurethane gel protecting internal components from external force, the GW-4000D is both vibration resistant and able to withstand 15G-force. Ideal for pilots the multi-band 6 radio-controlled watch is able to receive time calibration signals from six transmission stations around the world. Able to withstand even the most hostile conditions, the GW-4000D is shock resistant and water resistant to 200m.
3 Aviator GW-3000M-4AER
Shock resistant, the GW-3000M is able to withstand up to 15G-force. A good option for regular travellers, the GW-2000M features an in-built calendar and a nifty radio-controlled world time function. Water resistant to 200m, the GW-3000M is a good choice whether you're skydiving, deep sea diving or simply going out for a bite to eat.