G-SHOCK Spent Six Years Developing A New Titanium Alloy For Its Latest Watch

G-SHOCK’s Full Metal line of watches just keeps getting better. The Japanese brand, long favored for its nearly-indestructible digital watches, has branched out in recent years with its more style-focused Full Metal line. And the newest entry in the series, the G-SHOCK GMW-B5000TR-9, combines form and function like never before thanks to its use of a specially-developed new material.

The G-SHOCK GMW-B5000TR-9 is made from Tran Tixxii, a new titanium alloy that CASIO and Japan’s largest steelmaker, Nippon, spent six years developing. The material is about as light as pure titanium but twice as hard and is also able to be finished to a mirror polish like stainless steel, allowing for the watch to be the first titanium G-SHOCK with an all-mirror finish. To further show off the new metal, the bracelet of the GMW-B5000TR-9 is made up of differently-colored IP-finished links in red, blue, light gray, dark gray, and gold — while the case itself sports a gold IP treatment. You can learn more about Tran Tixxii and the GMW-B5000TR-9 on G-SHOCK’s website.

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