This special model uses titanium material developed for G-SHOCK for the full metal GMW-B5000, finished in an array of colors.
The titanium material is called “Tran Tixxii,” which was jointly developed by CASIO and Nippon Steel Corporation for G-SHOCK over a period about six years. This titanium alloy has all the characteristics of titanium, including being is light and gentle on the skin, with about twice the hardness of pure titanium. Improved hardness makes it possible to create a mirror finish comparable to that of stainless steel, making this the first titanium G-SHOCK with an all-mirror finish.
The case of the watch has a gold ion-plated (IP) finish, and the band and buttons also have an IP finish in red, blue, light gray, dark gray, and gold, colors that are also used for accents on the face.
A titanium alloy material jointly developed by Nippon Steel Corporation, Japan’s largest steelmaker in collaboration with CASIO. This special material was created using advanced steelmaking technology, and was planned and commercialized for G-SHOCK. It took about six years to develop Tran Tixxii, and the result is hardness that is about twice that of pure titanium, along with a mirror surface that is comparable to that of stainless steel.