casio-gshock-mtg1000ad-1[CES 2016] Casio is certainly not abandoning the G-Shock range of timepieces anytime soon – in fact, it is said to be a staple of the company when it comes to watches, and this time around the Casio G-Shock MTGG1000D-1A2 takes centerstage as it happens to be the third timepiece that falls under the advanced timepiece range, where it will now boast of GPS Atomic Solar Hybrid capabilities. Specially and carefully assembled at Casio’s premier Yamagata Factory in Japan, any discerning person who picks this up will be able to merge both splendor and rugged performance in a single device.

For starters, the MTGG1000D-1A2 continues in the same vein as other G-Shock timepieces of yore by using a GPS Atomic Solar Hybrid feature to keep track of time, where it receives both Multi-Band 6 radio waves and GPS satellite signals in order to update the time automatically regardless of where you are worldwide. A premium Core Guard Structure would also allow the MT-G to capitalize on its Triple G Resist toughness.

Other main features found would be the Triple G Resist and Smart Access Crown that virtually guarantees protection against shock, vibration and centrifugal force. High-torque, Dual Coil motors will ensure the world time hands work at amazing speed and clockwork precision, where carbon fiber is the material of choice for the hour, minute and second hands. Sapphire Glass with anti-reflective coating, a Panel Composite Band (Solid Stainless Steel/Fine Resin), 3D Index and Sallaz Polishing delivers a stunning mirror-like finish to selected areas of the case and bezel, while you can also use ambient light to be converted into power.

The asking price of $1,500 makes this far from being an impulse purchase though.

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