The Topper Blog consists mainly of original writing by Rob & Russ Caplan with occasional special contributions and interviews. All photography in the blog is taken at Topper Fine Jewelers , or on location unless otherwise indicated in the photo captions.

Hands-on with the new MTG-B1000 Connected G-Shock at Topper

Before we dive too deep into this exciting new premium G-Shock equipped with all of Casio's latest technologies, I wanted to personally thank the community, and our good friends at Casio for joining us at Topper this past weekend for another fun, and very successful Whiskey, Sushi & G-Shocks event. I also wanted to let you know that we've selected the month of November of this year to re-schedule our event with G-Shock inventor Kikuo Ibe. Stay tuned for more updates a bit later this summer. Now on to the new MTG-B1000!

(Photos by ablogtowatch contributor Zach Piña. Follow him on Instagram here)



The new MTG-B1000 is the successor to the MTG-S1000, and shares a few key differences, namely the addition of Bluetooth technology (enabling the watch to be paired with the smartphone app for enhanced manual time synchronization), making it the first MT-G to offer this tech, in addition to its Multiband 6 radio-controlled, solar-powered timekeeping. At its heart, an independent motor powers each of the five hands, resulting in some very nimble, and unique hand movements when setting the watch via the Smartphone Link app.

Perhaps more notably though, this MTG also features a slightly downsized case – reduced from 58mm to 55mm, while trimming nearly 1.5mm in height as well. These edits were made possible due to a smaller module and new inner case design. Granted, it's still a large watch and the resulting measurements don't seem like much, but they've yielded an eye-catching G-Shock that's as much fun as it is markedly more wearable, as seen on this 6.5" wrist.

Here's a closer look at that newly redesigned, ultra-light inner case, which is now made from carbon-reinforced resin



Typical of both MT-G and MR-G design, the B1000 exhibits some very high-end finishing and extremely unique case and dial architecture – even the multi-piece strap demonstrates a sophisticated design that articulates remarkably well around a wide range of wrist sizes. Making this the most wearable MTG ever, has clearly been the aim of G-Shock engineers, and by all accounts from feedback at our event, they've certainly succeeded.

 

So what do you think of the new MTG-B1000? For the impressive laundry list of its features, you can learn more or order your own directly from Topper right here. Questions? You can email us at info@topperjewelers.com or call the store at 888-730-2221. And don't forget to keep an eye on the Topper Blog, where we'll be sure to keep you updated with the latest developments on our rescheduled event with Mr. Ibe.

The Topper Blog consists mainly of original writing by Rob & Russ Caplan with occasional special contributions and interviews. All photography in the blog is taken at Topper Fine Jewelers , or on location unless otherwise indicated in the photo captions.