The G-Shock MTGG1000D-1A2 from the new Metal Twisted G-Shock (MT-G) MTG-G1000 line is officially getting a U.S. release in October. The MTGG1000 is the third G-Shock with the GPS Atomic Solar Hybrid feature. This technology uses both Multi-Band 6 radio and GPS satellite signal reception for automatic time adjustment anywhere in the world, ensuring the watch is always accurate no matter the location. The watch also automatically determines its timezone and DST setting.
The MTGG1000D-1A2 has a unique core guard structure in which a fine resin core housing the module is situated between two metal frames and is surrounded by Alpha Gel for advanced shock protection. It has Triple G Resist for protection against shock, centrifugal g-force, and heavy vibration. A new feature of the MTG-G1000 series is the high-torque, dual-coil motors that can quickly adjust the world time subdial from home time to local time. The hour, minute, and second hands are made of carbon fiber and allow for quicker hand movements. Other luxury features include sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating, composite band made of stainless steel and resin, high quality 3D index and Sallaz Polishing for a mirror-like finish on certain areas.
The watch is solar powered with a rechargeable battery. It also has a latitude indicator, airplane mode, LED super-illuminator, dual dial world time with 40 cities + UTC, daily alarm, auto calendar, stopwatch (24 hour), countdown timer (24 hour), and day/date display. The MTGG1000D-1A2 has a stainless steel exterior with a blue dial ring and blue accents on the face. It has a list price of $1,500 and will be available at G-Shock, the G-Shock Soho Store, and select jewelers. The MTG-G1000 series is also available in two models as an import.