Casio Europe revealed the G-Shock MTG-B1000BD-1A and MTG-B1000D-1A, two luxury models based on the recent MTG-B1000 featuring Tough Solar power, Multi-Band 6 radio wave time-syncing, Bluetooth Smart connectivity, and a sapphire crystal. Unlike the initial MTG-B1000 watches that had resin bands, these two models have stainless steel bands with an inner resin layer similar to past MT-G models.
Like other MTG-B1000 models, the MTG-B1000BD-1A and MTG-B1000D-1A have a smaller case than the previous generation MTG-G1000 and measures 55.8 x 51.7 x 14.4 mm. Though not quite a “mid-size” luxury model like the MRG-B1000, the MTG-B1000 would be considered closer to a large size rather than extra-large like most high-end G-Shocks. With the stainless steel band, the weight is about 182 grams.
Other features include 200-meter water resistance, Triple G Resist (protection against shock, g-forces, and vibration), smartphone time adjustment, luminous hands and markers, dual time display, world time, stopwatch, timer, daily alarm, automatic hand adjustment, crown button lock, phone finder, battery level indicator, and Super Illuminator LED light.
The European model numbers are MTG-B1000BD-1AER (list price €999 EUR) and MTG-B1000D-1AER (list price €899 EUR).
Update: The MTG-B1000BD-1AJF and MTG-B1000D-1AJF were featured at Casio’s Autumn/Winter 2018 showcase in Japan. They are scheduled for an October 2018 release with a list price of ¥115,000 JPY and ¥100,000 JPY respectively. The MTG-B1000BD-1A and MTG-B1000D-1A will also be released in the rest of Asia in October 2018.
Update 2: Casio America announced the MTGB1000BD-1A (list price $1,000 USD) and MTGB1000D-1A (list price $900 USD) for November 2018.
Black with blue accents, stainless steel band with a blue resin inner layer.
Silver with red accents, stainless steel band with a red resin inner layer.
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