Casio Singapore to Release Two New Premium G-SHOCKs in July

June 18, 2018

MRG-G2000HA
MRG-G2000HA
MTG-B1000
MTG-B1000

18 June 2018 – CASIO Singapore has announced the release of two new premium G-SHOCKs inSingapore next month. The MRG-G2000HA and MTG-B1000 were both unveiled in March atBaselworld 2018, where CASIO presented its novelties for the year, and Singapore will be one ofthe first markets in the world to carry these timepieces.

The MRG-G2000HA is the latest addition to the MR-G collection, the flagship of CASIO’s G-SHOCK line-up. This timepiece draws its inspiration from the tsuba (sword guard), a fitting on Japanese swords that doesn’t just protect its wielder’s hands and contribute to the weapon’s balance, but also serves as a decorative element on the sword. The MRG-G2000HA similarly melds both form and function. The former is achieved with its bezel and bracelet centre links, which have been crafted to resemble a style of sword guards called tetsu-tsuba. Specifically, their indentations recall the hammering technique used to create tetsu-tsuba, while their colours bring to mind murasaki-gane (deep violet metal) and suaka copper – coloured alloys used in various traditional Japanese crafts.

To achieve these hues, Arc Ion Plating (AIP) was used to apply a hard coloured coating to the components, which have already been pre-treated with a deep-layer hardening technique. The result is a richly-coloured surface that’s also especially abrasion-resistant – form backed with function. The MRG-G2000HA matches this scratchproof, shock-resistant exterior with a Connected Engine 3-Way module that has GPS, terrestrial radio wave, and Bluetooth connectivity. It is thus able to keep time accurately anywhere in the world, and can be paired with a smartphone for updates and on-the-fly adjustments.

MRG-G2000HA

TMeanwhile, the MTG-B1000 is the newest model from the MT-G collection. The timepiece retains but improves on the MT-G collection’s unique Core Guard Structure, which houses the watch module inside a protective metal “cage”. Previously, this cage was formed by linking the bezel and case back with four pipe-shaped metal components. In the MTG-B1000, planar parts are used to create a “box” instead. This has allowed the layout of parts to be optimised for a more streamlined case profile, which in turn improves the wearability of the watch.

With its Connected Engine module, the MRG-B1000 is capable of receiving radio wave timecalibration signals to keep time accurately around the world. The watch’s Bluetooth connectivity also allows it to access local time servers via a paired smartphone, while also enabling appbased updates and adjustments of its other functions, including alarms and the worldtimer.

MTG-B1000-1ADR
MTG-B1000-1ADR
MTG-B1000B-1ADR
MTG-B1000B-1ADR

The MRG-G2000HA will see a limited run of just 350 watches worldwide, and retail for S$10,888 in Singapore. Two references of the MTG-B1000 are available; the MTG-B1000-1ADR will retail for S$1,199, while the MTG-B1000B-1ADR with black Ion Plating (IP) treatment will retail for S$1,249.

The watches will be available from 6 to 15 July 2018 at the G-SHOCK pop-up boutique at Cortina Watch Mandarin Gallery.

Specifications

MRG-G2000HA

Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
200 meters
Magnetic Resistance
ISO 764-compliant magnetic resistance
GPS Signal Frequency
1575.42MHz
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)
GPS Signal Reception
Time-calibration (auto*, manual); acquisition of position information (manual)
  • GPS signals are received automatically when the watch recognises that they are available
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
39 cities (39 time zones*, daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time; automatic Daylight Saving Time adjustments
  • May be updated when connected to a smartphone
Stopwatch
1/1-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 24 minutes; elapsed time
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second (maximum 24 hours)
Alarm
1 independent daily alarm
Other Functions
Smartphone Link functions (world time: over 300 cities, automatic time adjustment, easy watch setting); automatic hand correction (hour, minute and second hand); full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; battery level indicator; LED light (Super Illuminator and afterglow)
Power Source
Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous Operation
About 23 months with the power-saving function* ON after full charge
  • Power-saving after a certain period in a dark location
Size of Case
54.7 × 49.8 × 16.9 mm
Total Weight
Approx. 152g

MTG-B1000

Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
200 meters
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*, daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time; automatic Daylight Saving Time adjustments; home time/world time switching
  • May be updated when connected to a smartphone
Stopwatch
1/1-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 23:59:59; measuring mode: elapsed time
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second (maximum 24 hours)
Alarm
1 independent daily alarm
Other Functions
Smartphone Link functions (world time: over 300 cities, automatic 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* ON after full charge
  • 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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