Casio G-SHOCK announcs the latest addition to the G-SHOCK brand of shock-resistant watches. The new MTG-B2000XMG, which boasts a multicolor carbon bezel made by laminating carbon with colored glass fiber, is part of the MT-G line of watches, all of which feature a construction that makes the most of the properties of both metal and resin.
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The MTG is Casio G-SHOCK’s high end series, and is often used as a testbed for new and exotic material. This new watch is built over a carbon monocoque case, and the peculiarity for the model is the multi-coloured striations, which look like funky wood grain, on the bezel which is unique for each piece. The process to create the bezel is done at an industrial scale, but Casio found a way to randomly allocate coloured glass fibres and carbon to form the the striations on the bezel.
The result is a rather funky looking bezel in a rainbow of colours. This colourful imagery is further enhanced by using a ion plating to adorn the inner edge of the bezel in a mélange of colours, the buckle, the band loop, buttons and crown in rose gold, the screws in rose gold and blue. The funky colour scheme continues to the hands, the applied indices and the perimeter of the sub-dials.
The base watch uses the Casio quartz movement with radio control calibration and smartphone link. More information at the official Casoo MTG-B2000XMG site. Available from 1 Jan 2022.
New: Casio MTG-B2000XMG
Retail price for the new Casio MTG-B2000XMG is SGD 1,699 inclusive of GST.
The bezel for the MTG-B2000XMG is manufactured using a new process for randomly laminating carbon and colored glass fibers, from which the bezel is hewn. This process yields a multicolor bezel with a multilayered pattern, expressing the beautiful mystical coloration of Rainbow Mountain, which shows strata of different colors created by the oxidation of minerals built up over time from volcanic activity and tectonic movement. No two watches look the same, each revealing a unique multilayered pattern where the bezel is hewn. Colorful ion plating (IP) adorns the watch’s componentry, from the rainbow IP on the inner edge of the bezel to the rose gold IP of the buckle and band loop to the light blue and purple IP of the front screws, buttons, and crown. The multicolor face design complements the hues of the bezel.
The watch keeps accurate time anywhere by receiving radio wave time-calibration signals. Smartphone Link functionality also ensures that the watch automatically stays up to date with time zone and daylight savings time (DST) changes by pairing with a dedicated app on a smartphone. Other features include solar charging and a high-brightness LED to ensure optimum convenience.
This MTG-B2000XMG will be available on https://gshock.casio.com/sg/ and at all G-SHOCK stores from 1st January 2022. *G-SHOCK store at Vivo city is now close due to the refurbishment in progress.
Casio MTG-B2000XMG Specifications
Construction Triple G Resist (shock-resistant, centrifugal force-resistant, vibration-resistant)
Water Resistance 200 meters
Radio Frequency 77.5 kHz (DCF77: Germany); 60 kHz (MSF: UK); 60 kHz (WWVB: USA); 40 kHz (JJY: Fukushima, Japan) / 60 kHz (JJY: Kyushu, Japan); 68.5 kHz (BPC: China)
Radio Wave Reception Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day); manual reception
Communication Standard Bluetooth® low energy / Signal Range Up to 2m (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)
Stopwatch 1 second; measuring capacity: 24 hours
Countdown Timer Measuring unit: 1 second (maximum 24 hours)
Other Functions Mobile Link functions (Automatic Connection, automatic time adjustment, easy watch setting, world time: over 300 cities, phone finder, watch status display, self-check function); auto hand home position correction; hand shift feature; daily alarm; dual time (27 time zones, home time swapping, auto summer time [DST] switching); power saving; full auto-calendar; LED light (super illuminator and afterglow); day and date display
Power Source Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous Operation About 29 months with the power-saving function ON after full charge
Size of Case 55.1 × 49.8 × 15.9mm
Total Weight Approx. 121g