Casio pushes the envelope further with their Full Metal 5000 series with the all titanium GMW-B5000TB.
Since its 2018 launch, Casio has moved fast to ride the wave of the unprecedented success of the Full Metal 5000. From the all steel, to the gold IP, an all-black version, the $70,000 Limited Edition in 18k Yellow Gold, to the most recent Aged IP — Casio’s done a phenomenal job keeping interests going.
This time, however, Casio may have outdone themselves. Because with the Full Titanium GMW-B5000TB you have a case and metal band that is completely in titanium. Further to this, unlike the steel versions, the GMW-B5000TB even has its pushers and caseback in full titanium. But it doesn’t end there.
The black color on the GMW-B5000TB is no longer an IP treatment. Casio’s gone with a full on Diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating for this one. The glass on the front of the time module is a sapphire piece, as opposed to a mineral crystal.
All in all, with that much titanium used and the DLC coating the GMW-B5000TB is said to weigh no more than an approximate 110g. Which is at least 57 grams lighter than its steel predecessors.
Two questions remain: 1) exactly what grade of titanium did Casio use, and 2) how much and when will the watch be available to buy! (okay that’s more like three questions).
Bluetooth Casio time module with world time, stopwatch, countdown timer, alarm, smart phone link; tough Solar power system power source with about 22 months of charge with the power-saving function
49.3 × 43.2 × 13.0 mm in titanium; water resistant to 200 m