Casio to Release Shock Resistant MT-G with Slimmer Profile

Casio has overhauled a classic G-Shock design – and it looks awesome

Casio has unveiled a fresh take on the classic G-Shock MT-G watch, and it's thinner and lighter than ever. The new G-Shock MTG-B3000 has a totally upgraded case, in addition to another carbon Core Guard structure to protect the internal components from drops and knocks.

Much like the new Garmin Fenix 7 series, the  features an intense plastic case with a metal exterior. However, while Garmin has opted for a glass fiber reinforced polymer, Casio has chosen a carbon fiber composite that's more costly, yet lighter and with greater elasticity.

The new G-Shock has a completely new case back. This is pressed, cut, and polished from a single piece of stainless steel, with raised sides forming the lugs that secure the band. It also forms guards that protect the watch's buttons from accidental presses and damage – something that would normally have to be made from separate pieces of metal.

To make this watch conceivable, Casio fostered the slimmest module yet for a G-Shock solar chronograph. It also has an all-new Dual Core Guard structure, that offers similar protection yet in a sleeker package.

Like other high-end G-Shocks, the module is protected by a carbon-reinforced tar case, which itself is protected by metal components.
Functionality has not been compromised. On the dial, there's a day and mode indicator at 9 o'clock, a 24-hour indicator at 3 o'clock, and a subdial for the second timezone at 6 o'clock.
And like the MTG-B2000 and MTG-B1000 before it, the MTG-B3000 has all the features you'd expect from a high-end G-Shock including Tough Solar, chronograph, different alarm, dual time zones, world time, Multi-Band 6, and smartphone connectivity.

Availability and pricingpricing

The watch is available in standard black with gray detailing, or with a choice of red or green ion-plated detailing. According to fan blog G-Central, the black and gray model will cost ¥121,000 in Japan (about $1,000 / £800 / AU$1,400), and the red and green detailed versions will be ¥137,500 (about $1,200 / £900 / AU$1,600).
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