True to Casio’s unflinching pursuit of advanced materials for G-SHOCK. G-SHOCK has worked with Nippon Steel Corporation over a six-year period of R&D to develop a new titanium alloy specifically for G-SHOCK.
New Extra Hard Titanium Alloy
Super-TIX20AFG, a new titanium alloy in the TranTixxii® brand line, was jointly developed over a six-year period by Casio and Nippon Steel Corporation for the G-SHOCK line. About twice as hard as pure titanium, this new metal provides for an extremely smooth and flat-polished surface. In addition to titanium’s lightweight and anti-corrosive properties, the new alloy adds the advantages of hardness and aesthetic beauty — moving forward in a way that befits the G-SHOCK brand.
A special ion plating process is applied to the hard titanium. And there are 5 colours on the case, band pieces and buttons. A special ion plating process bedecks the titanium material in five colours: gold, dark grey, light grey, blue, and red. Different colours are applied to different parts, including the case, band pieces and buttons, infusing the metal with a pop feel of playfulness.
Full Mirror Finish
The extra-hard titanium alloy makes possible a mirror finishes comparable to stainless steel on titanium, which is typically difficult to process in this way. The result is the first G-SHOCK with mirror-finish titanium, emphasizing metallic lustre and accentuated with a beautiful colour scheme in multicolour IP.
Full-Metal Shock-Resistant Structure
Fine-resin cushioning parts are inserted between the bezel case and the inner case. Besides achieving a highly accurate fit, this structure responds with reactive force to ease shocks when tiny protrusions in the cushioning material are compressed.
DLC Coated Screw-Lock Back Case
The airtight, heavy-duty screw-lock case back replicates the first model. The slanted surfaces are mirror-finished, and DLC (diamond-like carbon) treatment is applied overall for enhanced wear resistance.
The double-lug structure conventionally used to connect the band to the case has been redesigned to create a three-pronged lug structure. Shocks to the connecting pipes and button shafts are dispersed, and the band attachment is reinforced.
An LED backlight illuminates the LCD with high-brightness light. It detects ambient light in the surroundings automatically and switches on with a tilt of the wrist in the dark. New features such as fade-in/out and white/orange lighting add further versatility.