In an age of quickly changing tastes, the modern gentleman faces a formidable challenge: cultivating and maintaining a superior sense of style that can transition effortlessly from work to play, from boardroom to barroom or, to put it simply, from suit to street. It can be tricky to sort out the proper jackets, pants, shoes and other accoutrements on a daily basis. However, when it comes to deciding upon a timepiece that stands out on all fronts, the answer is clear. Because the new G-SHOCK G-STEEL GSTB100D-1A ($400) has got it all.
Let’s start with the style. Take one look and you can see it pairs perfectly with a suit, a button-down or a polo. The engraved bezel and multi-functional rotating disk cut to resemble the thick blades of a jet engine lend a sense of military precision, while the shiny rivets and stainless steel band instill a feeling of manly reliability that cannot be denied.
And yet, this new G-STEEL offers more than good looks. It also boasts Bluetooth tech that can connect with a smartphone at the press of a button to acquire time information from an internet time server. That makes it the most accurate analog timepiece money can buy. Throw in G-SHOCK’s trademark shock resistance, 200-meter water resistance, solar power and LED illumination for a package of features that’s second to none.
No, this watch cannot pick out the day’s perfect outfit for you. But we’re pretty sure once you slip it on your wrist, everything else will begin to fall into place. So voila. The first step in solving the modern gent’s sartorial challenge is acquiring a G-SHOCK G-STEEL GSTB100D-1A. Anything else you do is just wasting time.