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16.03.2016

Casio to Release G-SHOCK MT-G Designed to Be Treasured for a Long Time
Finished with Rose-Gold Aged Ion Plating, and Equipped with an Advanced Timekeeping System That Receives Both GPS and Radio Wave Time-Calibration Signals

BASEL, March 16, 2016 – Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the release of the MTG-G1000AR, a new model in the MT-G series designed with a tough and elegant look. Built for long-term usage even in harsh environments, the new watch is made to look better the more it is worn.

MT-G watches offer a distinct combination of the refined look of metal and resin as well as outstanding shock resistance. Among models in the lineup, the MTG-G1000D, released last year, comes with the company's hybrid time-keeping system for receiving both Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite signals and radio wave time-calibration signals. The MTG-G1000D has been highly evaluated by global travelers for its ability to display accurate time anywhere in the world, along with its comfortable-to-wear lightweight resin and attractively refined metal finish.

Casio used the MTG-G1000D as the base model for the new MTG-G1000AR. Designed with a "sunken treasure" motif, this special model has been made to withstand harsh environments without ever going out of style–a distinctive G-SHOCK feature. Casio finished the surface with rose-gold ion plating,* added a layer of black ion plating, and then stripped off some of the black ion plating to produce a finish with a well-worn vintage appearance. It also used a matching hue of rose-gold to color each of the glow-in-the-dark minute indicators and hands, as well as the inset dial at the 10 o'clock position. In all of these ways, the watch is inspired by and designed to evoke sunken treasure, down to the last detail.

*Ion plating is a surface treatment method in which a toughened membrane, made using ionized metals and produced in a vacuum, is applied as a coating. It has excellent abrasion resistance and is extremely rust resistant.

Specifications

Construction Triple G Resist (shock-resistant, resistant to centrifugal gravitational force, and vibration-resistant)
Water Resistance 20 bar
GPS Signal Frequency 1575.42 MHz
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 recognizes they are available in the area.
Radio Wave Reception Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day)
World Time Standard time for 27 cities (40 time zones; daylight saving on/off; daylight saving time (summer time) auto switching); Coordinated Universal Time; home time/world time switching; direct access to Coordinated Universal Time
Stopwatch Measuring unit: 1 second, measuring capacity: 24 hours
Countdown Timer Measuring unit: 1 second; countdown range: 1 minute to 24 hours
Alarm 1 independent daily alarm
Other functions Automatic hand correction (hour, minute and second hand), low battery alert, day and date display, full auto-calendar, LED light (super illuminator)
Power Source Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous Operation About 19 months with the power-saving function* ON after full charge
*Power-saving after a certain period in a dark location
Size of Case 58.8×54.7×16.9 mm
Total Weight Approx. 198g


Press Contact
Corinna Fromm Communication
Kleine Reichenstraße 6-8
20457 Hamburg / Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)40 / 8000 73 820
E-Mail: kontakt@corinnafromm.de

Press Contact UK
Casio Electronics Co. Ltd.
Stephanie Weekes
Harp View,
12 Priestley Way,
London, NW2 7JD
Tel: + 44 20 8208 9558
E-Mail: stephaniew@casio.co.uk

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