Casio MTG-B1000RB: Singapore Price And ReviewWritten by Alvin Wong
A rainbow connection unlike any other.
When we first laid eyes on the new Casio MTG-B1000RB, we couldn’t quite make sense of it. The metallic multi-coloured-hued case was certainly eye-catching, radiating vivid hues that recall those you’d find in a gasoline rainbow. But while stunning, it also had a capricious quality that seemed more suited to a regular G-Shock, as opposed to its slightly elevated MT-G line.
But the playful disposition invites closer inspection, and a more careful scrutiny certainly revealed depths of aesthetic nuances and details that will sway the neutrals, as it did for us.
Created to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the MT-G collection, a range of G-Shocks that incorporates metal with the latter’s unique resin construction while still offering the iconic watch’s super shock-resistant virtues, the Casio MTG-B1000RB makes an ideal anniversary edition.
Those familiar with the MT-G’s metal-resin combination know that the feat is made possible with Casio’s proprietary ‘Core Guard Structure’ (above), which provides a fortified case chassis that forms a tough metal frame, protecting the watch from extreme shocks and linking the bezel and back cover with planar parts.
Band structure of the watch
The multi-hued case not only conjures a celebratory vibe, it shines an aesthetic spotlight on the MT-G’s metal construction, as the colourful tint is achieved by way of rainbow ion plating, a finish best showcased on metallic surfaces.
Examine the watch from different angles and you can see how beautifully the case refracts light to alter the colours. Elsewhere, a fine resin band completes the look and further reinforces the duality of the MT-G’s construction. It is not often that a G-Shock watch gets this cerebral, and for a commemorative edition, the MTG-B1000RB pairs beauty with brains to stunning effect.
|55.8mm x 51.7mm x 14.4mm|
Tough Solar power system
|Soft urethane band attached with durable fine resin and metal parts|
|World time, stopwatch, countdown timer, alarm, mobile link functions|
Alvin promises not to be a douche when talking about watches. He may have scoured the Basel and Geneva watch fairs for the past 15 years, and played an instrumental role to the growth of Singapore's pioneering horological and men's lifestyle publications, but the intrepid scribe seeks to learn something new with each story he writes.