Casio to Release New G-SHOCK to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of MT-G Series

Bezel Finished with Vivid Rainbow Ion Plating


MTG-B1000RB

Basel, March 20, 2019 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the latest addition to its G-SHOCK line of shock-resistant watches. The new MTG-B1000RB is finished with rainbow ion plating and commemorates the 20th anniversary of the MT-G series of watches, which are known for a construction that makes the most of the properties of both metal and resin.

Casio first introduced the MT-G Series in November 1999, based on the concept of leveraging both metal and resin. The new MTG-B1000RB is a special model commemorating the 20th anniversary of the MT-G Series. The bezel of the watch is finished with rainbow ion plating, which vividly refracts light in different colors to evoke a “lunar rainbow.”*

The base model for the watch is the MTG-B1000, which realized toughness in a compact case by employing a Core Guard Structure that links the bezel and back cover with planar parts. The Core Guard Structure forms a tough metal frame that protects the inner case from external shocks. The glass is made from sapphire crystal, and the metal parts are polished and treated with a hairline finish, for a look that is refined down to every detail. The watch also features a soft urethane band for enhanced wearability, which is attached using durable fine resin and metal parts for optimum strength.

The special packaging is also finished with rainbow ion plating for a look worthy of an anniversary model.

  • Lunar rainbow: A rainbow produced by moonlight rather than sunlight. Lunar rainbows are extremely faint, and the colors are difficult to identify with the naked eye unless it is completely dark, making this one of the most treasured and mysterious weather events.

Specifications

Construction
Shock-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)
Communication Specifications
Communication Standard
Bluetooth® low energy
Signal Range
Up to 2m (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)
World Time
27 cities (39 time zones*1, daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time: auto summer time (DST) switching; home time/world time switching
  • *1 May be updated when connected to a smartphone.
Stopwatch
1 second; measuring capacity: 23:59’59; measuring modes: elapsed time
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second (maximum 24 hours)
Alarm
1 independent daily alarm
Other Functions
Mobile Link functions (world time: over 300 cities, auto time adjustment, One-Touch Time Adjustment, easy watch setting), day and date display, full auto-calendar, LED light (super illuminator and afterglow), battery level indicator
Power Source
Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous Operation
About 18 months with the power-saving function*2 ON after full charge
  • *2 Power-saving after a certain period in a dark location
Size of Case
55.8×51.7×14.4 mm
Total Weight
Approx. 123g
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