Jan. 20, 2023
Nippon Steel Corporation
Nippon Steel Corporation ("Nippon Steel") is pleased to announce that the titanium alloy Super-TIX 20AFG of our designing titanium TranTixxii collection has been adopted by CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. ("Casio") for the bezel and band of its new G-SHOCK model GMW-B5000TCC-1, which launched in January 20. The electronics manufacturer is using Super-TIX 20AFG for the G-SHOCK collection for the second time after it adopted this new alloy for the GMW-B5000TR-9 model launched in April 2021.
Super-TIX 20AFG is a TranTixxii titanium alloy jointly developed by the two companies for the G-SHOCK collection. This alloy has excellent workability thanks to optimal chemical composition and precise micron-level metallographic control and helps realize elegant exteriors by achieving the surface reflectance that is comparable to stainless steel.
*Super-TIX 20AFG was adopted for the bezel (lower right side of the middle image) and the band (furthest right of the right image). The rest of the products are still being manufactured.
Casio aims to increase its sales worldwide by expanding the product portfolio of G-SHOCK watches made of metal.
We understand that the latest adoption of TranTixxii/Super-TIX 20AFG is a testament to the positive evaluation that its properties match the brand concept of G-SHOCK and help differentiate the company’s high-end watches. Under the brand concept of TranTixxii "Material transcending ages," Nippon Steel will continue to aggressively develop and provide titanium materials for watches that meet the needs for stylish and strong high-end watches.
▼ (News Release) March 10, 2021 Nippon Steel’s New Titanium Alloy Super-TIX 20AFG is Used in the New G-SHOCK Watch Model for Casio
▼ Nippon Steel’s TranTixxii Designing Titanium page