Innovative Toughness With Refined Structure: A Closer Look At The New G-SHOCK MTGB2000
G-SHOCK’s new MTGB2000 watches are all about layers. After all, it is constructed with a dual guard structure that marries metal and carbon with fine resin inlays.
But instead of peeling those layers back, we wanted to take a look at how these levels of protection are the breakout stars in the sports watch arena, influencing not just function, but also design.
Let’s begin with the materials because the new structure of the MTGB2000 is a symphonic combination of different materials.
First, there is the carbon fiber reinforced resin monocoque inner case sitting inside the metal frame of the outer case. This inner case then connects the metal bezel to the outer case. The result is an air-tight, lightweight, high strength housing.
This unique metal exterior also provides even more toughness than its predecessors. Stainless steel has both strength and beauty, and the carbon fiber reinforced resin provides extra resilience.
The overall effect is of easy elegance. While the case measures in at 55.1×51×15.9mm, the total weight of the watch is just 127g.
The new materials also allow for innovation in the structure of the MTGB2000. That, in turn, has allowed the G-SHOCK designers to play around with the look of these MT-G models. The collection has a high-end feel. And the polygonal shape provides a lot of visual punch while maintaining a mid-sized case.
By making the bezel and outer case a separate structure, color coding is also possible. Accordingly, there are two versions of the MTGB2000. The MTGB2000D-1A has a black IP bezel paired with a contrasting rough and mirror-polished finish on the surface of stainless steel parts.
The MTGB2000BA2 has an indigo blue IP bezel as well as royal and light blue accents on the dial. This model also has a shiny black IP coating on the metal elements.
MT-G is part of G-SHOCK’s premium collection, and the MTGB2000 definitely has an upscale look. Both watches feature refined touches such as a lovely knurled crown and concentric circles on the sub-dials of the watch face.
Also, the MTGB2000D-1A comes with a newly redesigned layered-composite bracelet band, pairing fine resin with metal parts. This new band uses hollow metal segments that are injection molded with fine resin parts to provide an elegant metal look that is 15 percent lighter than the previous version. Both versions have a special slide lever mechanism that makes swapping out straps a cinch.
The MTGB2000 models are also unique in that they are the first to use three dual-coil motors, which allow for swifter movement of the hands.
Function-wise, these models also maintain constant Bluetooth connection with a smartphone running the G-SHOCK Connected app for the most accurate automatic time adjustment, even when you pass between time zones. The MULTIBAND 6 function automatically adjusts time settings based on the reception of one of six calibration signals around the globe when you are within the range of a signal, even when phone reception is not available. The Bluetooth smartphone link function offers clock status display (time reception status, solar charging status, internal data update history), self-check automatic diagnosis, world time city setting (with more than 300 cities), home time and world time display replacement, timer and alarm setting, and phone finder.
The MTGB2000 also features a spherical curved sapphire crystal with inner anti-reflective coating, Neobrite lume, needle position automatic correction function, dual time, stopwatch, timer, alarm, power-saving function, and Super Illuminator LED light with afterglow.