G-Shock’s Colorful New G-Metal Watch Is Made of a Revolutionary Titanium Alloy

The material was made for the rugged digital watch brand’s first multicolored, ion-plated timepiece.



G-Shock’s latest GMW-B5000 digital watch stuns with an array of red, blue gray and gold, but there’s a lot more going on beneath the surface. 

The model employs “Tran Tixxii,” a new titanium metal alloy developed by the rugged watch brand’s parent company, Casio, and Japan’s Nippon Steel Corporation over a period of six years, as Hi Consumption points out. 


Because the material is twice as hard as pure titanium, G-Shock was able to craft the GMW-B5000-TR-9 with a stainless steel-like mirror-finished bezel and band while maintaining lightweight, anticorrosive and hypoallergenic properties. 

The use of Tran Tixxii also allowed for G-Shock’s first full-metal watch with multicolor ion plating, which includes a newly developed dark blue in addition to the aforementioned hues. 

The standard host of G-Shock tech is also on-board, including: 

  • Sapphire crystal with glare-resistant coating
  • Shock Resistance
  • Screw Lock Crown
  • 200-meter water resistance
  • Tough Solar (Solar powered)
  • LED backlight (Super illuminator)
  • Time calibration signal reception
  • 5 World Time 
  • Bluetooth Connectivity

No price or release date was announced, but you can learn more about the G-Shock GMW-B5000-TR-9 here