G-Shock’s new octagonal MT-G, which was announced last year, has been given a new construction, that’s even lighter than the 2020 model.
Featuring the same case dimensions as before — 49.8 mm x 15.9 mm (55.1 mm – lug-to-lug) — the new MT-G has even more carbon-fiber components for enhanced durability and reduced weight.
Like with the MTGB2000 released in 2020, the watch has a monocoque inner case of carbon-reinforced resin, with a stainless steel bezel, screws, pushers, and lugs. However, the stainless steel exterior frame (middle case) of the previous model has been replaced by a lightweight construction consisting of 235 sheets of layered and machined carbon and glass fiber that form the bezel frame at the sides of the watch. According to Casio, “The top-layer carbon sheet wraps around the sides at the 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock, 9 o’clock, and 12 o’clock positions for greater strength, while tube-shaped carbon sheeting encircles the lugholes for enhanced durability. Glass fiber layers in G-SHOCK red provide a pop of strong color around the sides of the case.”
These new lighter-weight materials deliver a bezel frame about 77% lighter than one in stainless steel. That translates to a watch that weighs just 132.6 grams with a metal bracelet (backed by fine resin for comfort to reduce weight). The comparable MTGB2000D-1A from 2020 weighs 157.6 grams with a carbon-backed metal bracelet. A total of 25 grams were removed by utilizing a layered carbon case — and that should be noticeable on the wrist.
The MT-G MTGB2000YBD1 has the same movement as before, with solar power, Bluetooth and Atomic timekeeping, and a power reserve of up to 29-months when fully recharged. A sapphire crystal protects the dial and the watch has all-analog displays, which indicate the time, date, as well as a stopwatch, dual time, countdown timer, and more.
The retail price is $1,200 and the watches will be available beginning December 2021.
Learn more at G-Shock.
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