The watch’s design is modeled after the anime’s EVA-02, the third completed Evangelion and the first Production Model from the show. EVA-02 was made to rectify some of the flawed designs of the Prototype Unit-00 and Test Type Unit-01 — the first Evangelion unit built for the sole purpose of fighting Angels.
Faithfully capturing EVA-02’s original color scheme, most of the watch comes in red. “Protection” and “G-SHOCK” branding pop out in a lime-green palette. The watch face features a red and black leopard pattern, complemented by white numbers, including a large “02” that goes over the animal print. As a final touch, the words “PRODUCTION” and “EVA-02” are printed on the watch’s band as a nod to the red Evangelion.
Casio G-SHOCK and Neon Genesis Evangelion‘s DW-5600 will be available for pre-order soon on Casio G-SHOCK Japan’s website for ¥22,000 JPY (approximately $201 USD).
In case you missed it, here’s a look at G-SHOCK’s NASA-inspired DW-5600 model.