Casio’s toughest brand G-SHOCK – one of the few genuinely iconic digital watches – needs no introduction. But 30 years after its launch, the brand understands that those who grew up with the G-SHOCK in their youth may now be looking for a more prestigious timepiece with a more refined look. Enter the Casio G-SHOCK MT-G:
The MT in the name means “Metal Twisted”, since this trio of new models employs a fusion of metal and resin in the case to offer an elegant design yet maintain the absolute toughness that characterizes all G-SHOCK models. The MTG-S1000 is a venture into the premium watch segment, and yet remains true to the brand ethos.
The collection features a model in stainless steel, one in stainless steel with black IP coating and a limited edition in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the G-SHOCK, in black IP with red accents throughout the watch.
- MTG-S1000 G-SHOCK by Casio
This proprietary CASIO system for analogue movements combines multiple motors with an electronic crown structure for joint operation of various functions. Once unlocked, simple operation of the electronic crown makes actions such as World Time city selection and alarm setting even easier.
Layered Composite Band
The solid stainless steel band is layered on the underside with soft-touch, low-thermal conductance resin panels for a luxurious feel against the skin and further enhances the MT-G’s overall shock resistance.
Core Guard Structure
The central portion “core” of the watch, which is resin, is sandwiched between upper and lower metal frames and secured with shared tension screws cushioned with Alpha GEL®. This new Core Guard Structure enabled MT-G to achieve its Triple G Resist toughness. Additional protection is provided by the extremely scratch-resistant sapphire glass with non-reflective coating.
High Quality 3D Index
The watch face’s legibility has been enhanced by employing a three dimensional, layered dial structure featuring individually molded parts such as the time index and dial frame, ensuring clear visibility.
Water resistance: 200 metres. Radio wave reception: Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day); manual reception.
World time: 29 cities (29 time zones; daylight saving on/off; daylight saving time (summer time) auto switching between standard time and Universal Time Coordinated.
Stopwatch: 1/20-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 120 minutes; auto-start.
Countdown timer: Measuring unit: 1 second; countdown range: 120 minutes; countdown start time setting range: 1 to 120 minutes.
Other functions: Automatic hands correction; daily alarm; full auto-calendar; battery recharge warning.
Power source: Tough solar power system (solar-charging system).
Continuous operation: About 27 months with the power-saving function on after full charge.
Case dimensions: 58.6 × 53.5 × 15.5 mm.
Total weight: Approx. 188 g.
Source: Europa Star April - May 2014 Magazine Issue