As featured on Revolution, November 18, 2020
How can you not love a watch founded on the concept of absolute toughness?
The G-SHOCK “Triple 10” requirements — 10-year battery life, 10-bar water resistance, and 10 meters dropping shock resistance — are the core principles that inspired the super-strong gravitational shock design. Since the launch in 1983, each new G-SHOCK introduction has taken these principles and improved upon them, including the MTG-B2000 launching this November.
The framework gives the MTG-B2000 its esthetic good-looks, allowing for a slimmer mid-size case and slick metal appearance with a red, blue, and black bezel paired with straps of layered composite or a soft urethane. The carbon “monocoque” case, a structural system held together by an external skin similar to an eggshell, comes from the French word for “single shell” or “single hull.” It integrates the case, sides, and caseback as one unit, with the module of the watch set inside and then positioned inside a metal case.
The Metal Twisted G-SHOCK (MTG), which celebrated its 20th-anniversary last year, advances further for 2020 with a newly developed dual-core guard structure improving upon the Casio case construction using a combination of metal with resin. The MTG-B2000 utilizes a carbon fiber reinforced resin case, providing lighter weight and improved rigidity. Larger amounts of resin mixed with metal make this model 15% lighter than its predecessor, the popular and wearable MTG-B1000 released in 2018.
The MTG-B2000 viewed from the side features a mostly stainless-steel look, so the only place you’ll see carbon fiber is on the caseback. Some of the design texture is achieved with a rough polishing technique giving a mirror finish to some of the sloping beveled edges of the twelve-sided bezel. In addition, a metallic hairline process and surface treatments render multiple levels of textural depth and detail. This is definitely not your typical everyday G-SHOCK.
Like most G-SHOCKs, specifications also include the impact-resistant structure, centrifugal gravity resistant performance, vibration resistance, and water resistance to 20 bar (about 200 meters), guaranteeing toughness. The “Tough Solar” power system (solar-charging system) powers three dual-coil motors automatically syncs the time using Multi-Band 6 radios, allowing for about 29 months of continuous operation after a full charge when the power saving function is left operating.
The core value of G-SHOCK may be tough resistance, but the company policy is never to stop evolving. It’s no wonder that G-SHOCK finds fans in all types of watch collectors all over the world. With each innovation — in the use of materials or technology — the collection continues to grow and improve. As far as price, functionality, and practicality go, the twisted metal MTG-B2000 is a warrior of a weekend watch.
A dual-coil motor capable of high-speed hand movement powers the hour, minute, and world time hands. 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); Bluetooth and radio wave time adjustment; Radio Wave Reception: Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day); manual reception; Tough Solar Power System (solar charging system); Continuous Operation: About 29 months after a full charge
55.1 ×51.0 × 15.9mm; Carbon fiber reinforced resin case, dual structure with a monocoque case, visible metal frame; Triple G Resist – shock resistant, centrifugal force-resistant, vibration resistant; water-resistant to 200 meters
Layered composite resin strap paired with metal parts; MTG-B2000BD (Red bezel) layered composite; MTG-B2000B (Blue bezel) soft urethane; MTG-B2000D (Black bezel) layered composite
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