Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced on September 19th the “GMW-B5000TB”, a new product of the shock-resistant watch “G-SHOCK”. This is the first model in the popular GMW-B5000 series that has realized the first G-SHOCK and realized a full metal body. Released on November 8, the tax-excluded price will be 150,000 yen.
The new model GMW-B5000TB uses titanium for exterior main parts such as cases, bands, bezels, back lids and buttons. Titanium is lighter than stainless steel, which is a common material for metal watches, and the GMW-B5000TB achieves 57g lighter than the previous model [GMW-B5000D]. A feeling of wearing is also improved by having become light.
The surface of each metal part is treated with DLC to increase hardness, and the windshield is sapphire glass that is resistant to scratches. The face LCD is an STN LCD that makes it easy to read the time even from an angle.
The design that reproduces the first G-SHOCK "DW-5000C-1B" is also a point. The black case was accented with gold letters and lines, and the coloring was inherited. The back lid is a highly airtight screw back.
Also equipped with a “smartphone link” function that connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth. Settings such as clock time correction and world time can be easily understood from dedicated iOS and Android apps.