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.
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.