G-Shock is almost a synonym for super-tough timepieces, and Casio certainly isn’t resting on its laurels, continuing to outdo itself and push material development further foward. The company has just launched a new model under the Full Metal series — this time with a brand new titanium alloy specially developed for G-Shock.
The GMW-B5000TR-9 is the new addition to the square-shaped Full Metal 5000 line. The exterior of the timepiece is made of a new titanium alloy called TranTixxii, created by Casio together with Japan’s largest steelmaker Nippon Steel Corporation, over six years of research and development. TranTixxii shares the same lightweight quality as pure titanium but delivers twice the hardness, and its properties allow for a mirror finish comparable to stainless steel. In addition to being the first all-mirror finish titanium G-Shock, the GMW-B5000TR-9 has a flamboyant look with a gold ion-plated case and bands in red, blue, light grey, dark grey, and more gold thanks to the multicolour ion plating technology.
The GMW-B5000TR is also equipped with features usually found in other G-Shocks, including 200-metre water resistance, Smartphone Link for automatic time adjustment and world time, full-auto LED backlight, Tough Solar solar-charging system, Multiband 6 radio wave reception, plus more.