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20.03.2019

CASIO to Release New G-SHOCK to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of MT-G Series
Bezel Finished with Vivid Rainbow Ion Plating

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 colours to evoke a “moonbow.”

The base model for the watch is the MTG-B1000, which realised 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 colours 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

20 bar

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

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Casio Computer Co., Ltd. is under license.

Presscontact:
Casio Scandinavia AS
Mithra Pakdaman Kiasat
Manager Watch Division
Phone: +46 704166310
Mail: mithra.pakdaman@casio.se

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