Casio Introduces the G-Shock “Full Titanium” Camouflage

The GMW-B5000TCM-1.

Just a few months after the G-Shock 5000-series in titanium was unveiled, Casio has announced the G-Shock GMW-B5000TCM-1, which is essentially the same but with an unusual, laser-engraved camouflage pattern on the case and bracelet.

The pattern is achieved by varying the size of the pixels that make up the camouflage motif; three different pixel sizes are engraved to create shading of the camouflage.

The rest of the watch is identical to the standard titanium model, which means a sapphire crystal, black screen and gold accents. The case is in lightweight titanium case and bracelet – coated in black diamond-like carbon (DLC) – weighing just 110g in total.

(Editor’s note: I handled one just last week and it’s a cool-looking watch that light on the wrist, but the price is pretty steep for what it is, though it’s probably worth the premium just for the cool factor.)

Also announced at the same time is the G-Shock MTG-B1000DCM-1A, which has the same engraved camouflage pattern, except on the steel case and bracelet that have a black ion-plated (IP) coating.

G-Shock MTG-B1000DCM-1A

Key facts and price

G-Shock “Full Titanium” in camouflage print
Ref. GMW-B5000TCM-1JR

Diameter: 43.2mm
Height: 13mm
Material: Titanium engraved with camouflage pattern and coated with DLC
Water resistance: 200m

Movement: Electronic
Functions: Multi-function electronic with Bluetooth connectivity
Winding: Solar-powered
Power reserve: 22 months

Strap: Titanium bracelet

Limited edition: Limited production
Worldwide at boutiques and retailers from November 2019
 US$1600, or 175,000 Japanese yen

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