For the next release in its Full Metal 500 series, G-Shock teamed up with Nippon Steel Corporation to create a new titanium alloy called Tran Tixxii. Six years in development, the titanium is twice as hard yet maintains the same lightweight and anti-corrosive characteristics and can be polished with a mirror finish similar to steel. The watch features a polished gold case with a metal bracelet that has IP finish links in red, light gray, dark gray, and gold. It also comes in at just 104 grams and has all the standard features of previous 5000 models such as Tough Solar Power and Bluetooth connectivity.
The GMW-B5000TR-9 will be available in Japan this April.