Today Casio announced a new Full Metal GMW-B5000 Series timepiece with a titanium case and bracelet that’s adorned with a distinctive brown and gray IP (ion-plating) design.
The Full Metal Virtual Armor GMWB5000TVB1 features a 43.2 mm x 13 mm case (49.3 mm lug-to-lug) — that thanks to the use of lightweight titanium — weighs just 106 grams on a bracelet.
Unlike some earlier G-Shock camouflage iterations, such as these, the case and bracelet aesthetic have been achieved with a more advanced small text laser engraving process that includes a seven-step layering, masking, and engraving.
Being a G-Shock, naturally, the GMWB5000TVB1 boasts high shock resistance, 200 meters of water resistance, 5 daily alarms, a stopwatch, a countdown timer, a full auto calendar, and a world time function. And because this is a high-end G-Shock, it’s also solar-powered, and Bluetooth enabled, so light powers the quartz movement, and when connected to your phone via Bluetooth, the watch automatically calibrates the time up to 4 times per day for mobile phone level precision.
The Full Metal Virtual Armor GMWB5000TVB1 literally does have armor thanks to the hardened titanium carbide coating on the case and bracelet. There’s also a premium sapphire crystal which is inherently scratch-resistant.
The GMWB5000TVB1 will retail for $1,700 and is expected to be available starting July 13, 2022, at select G-Shock retailers, the G-Shock Soho Store, and gshock.com.
Photo by G-Shock.