Casio G-Shock MT-G (MTG1100-1A): A twist of metal
The new Casio G-Shock MT-G (MTG1100-1A) quartz watch features an advanced (some may call it revolutionary) Tough Movement technology. Simply put, the watch automatically checks positioning of its hands every hour or so and adjusts them to proper position, if needed, to always display correct time.
According to the Japanese company, further accuracy is ensured courtesy of their Multi-Band 6 Atomic Timekeeping technology.
The “6″ here means that the watch is capable of receiving radio calibration signals from up to six different transmitters strategically placed all over the civilized world.
Two of them are broadcasting from Japan, two from Europe (UK and Germany,) one from the United States and the last one from China.
Practically speaking, customers living in Africa, Australia Latin America and most ex-Soviet countries that don’t share their borders either with EU or with China are again left behind. Damn it.
As usual, the Casio G-Shock MT-G 1100-1A is packed with features, including luminous hands and markers covered with Casio’s Neo-Brite, 1/100 second chronograph counter, 29 city world time and even daily alarm.
All these functions need enormous amount of power, so the watch is equipped with a tiny solar panel working together with a high-capacity rechargeable battery.
As usual for the G-Shock series, the watch comes in a huge, rugged-looking case around 47 millimeters in width and almost 16 millimeters in height, so be sure to try one on before ordering it online.
Due to the use of stainless steel for the body and the bracelet, the watch is pretty heavy, too, tipping the scales at some 130 grams.
My only issue with this timekeeper is the crystal that protects its dial from specs of dust, water and all. Instead of a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal the Casio decided to use a hardened mineral glass, which is more prone to scratches. What a shame!
The watch is available right now at a suggested price of $550, although I wasn’t able to find one in an online store.
Casio G-Shock MT-G (MTG1100-1A) quartz watch specification
Price range: $550
Movement: Japanese quartz
Complications: Date, day of week, chronograph, 29 cities, atomic clock synchronization
Power reserve: N/A
Case material: Stainless steel and resin
Bezel material: Resin
Case shape: Round
Transparent case back: No
Case size: 47.00 mm
Case height: 16.00 mm
Dial: Different shades of gray, multilayered
Hands: Stainless steel, skeletonized
Water resistance: 200 meters
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet
Tags: atomic time, Casio, Chronograph, date, day of week, G-Shock, MT-G, MTG1100-1A, quartz, solar