The silver and black G-Shock MTG-B3000D-1A is the type of standard colorway one might have expected for the MTG-B3000 series debut earlier this year, but Casio has been somewhat unpredictable with its launch models lately, with this one arriving for the holiday season. The watch features a special black ion plating on the outer edges of the bezel that is created by applying a full IP and then polishing and cutting to expose the stainless steel. The contrasting style extends to the hands which have a silver and black alumite treatment, and the black ion plated screws, buttons, and crown complete the look.
The MTG-B3000D-1A is a pricier alternative to the GM-B2100D-1A, as both are medium-size stainless steel models. Unlike the full metal GM-B2100, it has a carbon fiber reinforced case, sapphire crystal, and full analog display with three analog hands. The composite band is made of stainless steel and a fine resin inner layer. The MTG-B3000D-1A is also thinner (12.1 mm) and slightly lighter than the GM-B2100D-1A. Other features include Tough Solar power, Multi-Band 6 auto radio time sync, Bluetooth smartphone link, and Triple G Resist.
In Japan, the MTG-B3000D-1AJF will be released in October for 132,000 yen (tax included), with other regions expected to follow.
Update: G-Shock U.S. released the MTGB3000D-1A in October 2022 for $1,050.
Size: 51.9 x 50.9 x 12.1 mm Weight: 148 grams
Structure: Dual Core Guard, carbon fiber reinforced case, stainless steel bezel, composite band, sapphire crystal, screw lock crown, Neobrite
Protection: Shock Resistance, Triple G Resist, 200-meter Water Resistance Power: Tough Solar
Features: Multi-Band 6 auto time adjustment, Bluetooth smartphone link, dual time (27 time zones, home city time swap, auto DST), 1-second stopwatch (23:59’59” max, elapsed time, split time), countdown timer (24 hours, settable in minutes), daily alarm, LED light with adjustable afterglow, full auto-calendar
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