This is the G-Shock GMW-B5000TR Titanium Alloy Watch, the newest member of the Full Metal series. GMW-B5000TR features, as the name suggests, a new titanium alloy body.
Not just any titanium alloy, though. It is developed specifically for G-Shock with Nippon Steel Corporation called TranTixxii.
This special alloy is said to be “roughly twice the hardness of pure titanium,” and yet, it is retains the same lightweight nature, and possesses anti-corrosive and hypoallergenic properties. Technically, this kind of makes the GMW-B5000TR an indestructible watch.
While super tough, the watch remains just an eye-candy like any Full Metal series watch – thanks to the intense hardness offered by this unique material that allows it to produce a mirror finish just stainless steel – which can be found on bezel and the band.
I am sure you already noticed that the mirror-finish is not monochrome; it is multi-colored. The nature of the titanium alloy allows G-Shock’s first titanium watch to be treated with multicolor ion plating to result in what you see here.
“The gold ion-plated case plays off the polychromatic ion plating for individual segments of the band and buttons, in red, light and dark gray, plus more gold, as well as newly developed dark blue, infusing this metal model with the playfulness of G-SHOCK design. The multicolor dial adds to the pop feel.”
Absolutely gorgeous. Beyond the obvious beauty and its (possibly) unseen indestructible nature brought about by TranTixxii, the GMW-B5000TR further features Smartphone Link functionality for automatic time adjustment, world time, and more, along with Casio Tough Solar power system, Multiband 6 radio wave reception, and full-auto LED backlight.
We heard (JP] G-Shock GMW-B5000TR Titanium Alloy Watch will be available starting on April 23, in Japan, priced at 192,500 yen (roughly US$1,755). However, international availability is unclear. Meanwhile, here’s the official product page for more information.
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