G-Shock is synonymous with toughness in the watch market. Your standard G-Shock watch is already built to withstand a pounding without even flinching; so, you can only imagine what their premium-grade watches with the Triple G Resist design can deliver in terms of durability. The short answer is – a lot. Of course, let us take an even closer look at what makes the Triple G Resist design special to get a better understanding of what you can expect from these high-end G-Shock watches.
An Upgraded Design and A New Level of Toughness
Standard G-Shock watches are already impressively tough as it is, but that did not stop Casio from developing and evolving their tried and tested blueprint into something more. Besides having the Triple 10 Resist implemented into its design, which means it can withstand a drop from up to 10-meters, have a 10-bar ATM water resistance, and a 10-year battery life, high-end G-Shock watches have something special in store for fan – the Triple G Resist.
Triple G Resist focuses on withstanding the three primary gravitational acceleration: gravitational drop, centrifugal force, and vibrations. These G-Shock watches passed three particularly unforgiving tests to get this moniker.
- Shock-Resistant Build
To be able to withstand tremendous amounts of punishment, G-Shock watches focused on developing a highly shock-resistant design. G-Shock timepieces features a hollow case which helps alleviate the impacts and shock from damaging the internal components. All integral parts in the mechanism also have cushions that further prevent these key components from damage.
This outstanding level of shock resistance is achieved thanks to the unique design of the case and bezel that Casio utilizes in their G-Shock models. Of course, this also meant that G-Shock watches all have a rather bulky and tank-like appearance, but that actually adds to the rugged watch series’ charm. In addition, G-Shock watches also incorporate an all-directional guard design which allows it to significantly dampen the shock from impacts.
- Centrifugal Gravity Resistance
Centrifugal force can affect complex mechanisms, such as watches. With a strong enough centrifugal force, a watch can find itself in a tough spot and might even cause it to completely break. While we obviously won’t be going through any intense centrifugal force similar to being caught in the rain, Casio still took this factor into account and implemented it to their Triple G Resist design. What we have is a timepiece that can survive the most intense centrifugal force (15 G) without it affecting its accuracy or even causing any sort of damage. In fact, G-Shock watches with Triple G Resist designs have an ISO 2669 certification, which guarantees that these watches can still operate normally even under intense centrifugal gravitational force.
- Vibration Resistance Build
G-Shock models with a Triple G Resist design is also pushed through one of the most insane durability tests around. Casio puts the vibration resistance of their watches to the test by subjecting it to a 10-hour tests that implements amplitudes of up to 20mm, 1000Hz frequencies, and 20 G acceleration! The fact that G-Shock Triple G Resist models can withstand all of that and still keep on ticking with precision in tact is an impressive feat of watch engineering.
Best G-Shock Triple G Resist Watches
One of the most distinct aspects of the G-Shock MTGB2000B-1A2 is its octagonal-shaped case which gives a unique charm in comparison to other timepieces in the market today. The case is also built with a carbon-infused design which is a prominent fixture in all MT-G models. We also liked the polished finished used on the case and bracelet, which gives this G-Shock MT-G gives it the high-end feel and appeal that you’d expect G-shocks in this price range.
The MTGB2000B-1A2 uses a 49.5mm diameter case that is made using a hybrid design that fuses resin, stainless steel, and carbon into what Casio has dubbed as the “Dual Core Guard”. The back case is made from carbon composite material as well which means that this hypoallergenic material is what touches your skin. The bezel is made from PVD-plated stainless steel which is screwed securely to the case. A sapphire crystal glass dial window, known for its durability and scratch resistance, completes the exterior design. The case is also designed to offer a 200-meter water resistance making it suitable for most recreational marine activities.
When it comes to the features attached to the MTGB2000B-1A2 model, you can expect the very best that the G-Shock collection can offer. Not only does it come with the Triple G Resist design, but it is also equipped with G-Shock’s most advanced features – such as Bluetooth connectivity. You can connect the MTGB2000B model to your smartphone and take advantage of its G-Shock Connect app compatibility. This G-Shock model also utilizes the Tough Solar technology which improves battery life considerably. See detailed specs on G-Shock’s website
Here we have another premium Casio G-Shock watch from the MT-G series. The MT-G collection is known for its stainless-steel construction which gives these G-Shock watches enhanced durability and more refined aesthetics. The MTGB1000XB-1AJF model is slightly lighter than other MT-G models due to its use of carbon fiber exterior components. The weight difference is not much, but every ounce cut counts towards more comfort.
What makes carbon fiber material an excellent inclusion to the G-Shock MT-G series is its lightweight structure, which is almost identical to plastic, but with a durability comparable to metal. The MT-G series features a case that is made from carbon fiber, resin, and stainless-steel material – delivering the best of all three while mitigating the drawbacks.
The MTGB1000XB-1AJF is equipped with a Tough Solar module 5544 Japanese quartz movement. The watch also has Bluetooth capabilities which further expands its functionalities through the G-Shock mobile app that you can install in your smartphone. With the G-Shock app, the MT-G can easily adjust time zones on the fly and with excellent accuracy. This watch has also delivered a timekeeping precision of +/- 15 seconds per month even without the support of the G-Shock app. In addition, this MT-G model also comes with a World Time feature that can display up to 39 time zones from the 27 cities. These quality materials and features make it by far one of the best G-shock watches currently on the market.
See detailed specs on G-Shock’s website
Whenever you see a G-Shock MG-T model, you can expect it to be one of the most feature-rich and durable timepieces in the market that you can get your hands on. The MTGB1000XBD-1AJF meets all expectations and even exceeds it with a striking black with a red accent that showcases a certain level of fierceness. This is not all for show though as with other MT-G models, the MTGB1000XBD-1AJF is one tough cookie and a multi-functional wristwatch that can rely on.
The case is made from carbon, stainless steel, and resin polymer materials that deliver a blend of top-tier durability while keeping it lightweight. Underneath this tough exterior lies a refined Japanese solar-powered quartz movement, the module 5544. The case measures 51.7mm and has a 14.4mm thickness. It also has a scratch-resistant and durable sapphire crystal window which also features an anti-glare finish. To top off the impeccable build, this G-Shock MT-G watch also provides a 200-meter water resistance rating.
As for functionalities, the MT-G is designed to tackle a bunch of activities with its impressive list of capabilities. This MT-G watch also has Bluetooth capabilities along with its Tough Solar power source. Besides being extremely tough, thanks to the Triple G Resist design, users also have access to a World Time feature, chronograph, stopwatch, countdown timer, perpetual calendar, and a power reserve indicator. It is also equipped with an LED backlight for use in low-light environments. See detailed specs on G-Shock’s website
G-Shock Gravitymaster GWRB1000-1A1
G-Shock’s Gravitymaster series is one of the brand’s premier collection of watches that showcases everything you can expect from a G-Shock watch but turned up to 11. Not only is this model a tough-as-nails timepiece, but it is also multi-functional, stylish, and comfortable to boot. Not many watches out there that can deliver all four elements, but G-Shock’s Gravitymaster managed to pull it off effortlessly. We also liked how the Gravitymaster also incorporates a stunning carbon monocoque case which blends durability and a lightweight build perfectly.
With its Triple G Resist protection, you can expect this watch to withstand the roughest terrains. It is also equipped with some of the most advanced watch technologies such as Bluetooth connectivity and a multi-band 6 atomic timekeeping for optimum accuracy. With the Bluetooth link, users can gain access to over 300 city time zones. This watch also takes full advantage of its solar-powered batteries, ensuring you won’t find yourself with an inaccurate or ‘dead’ watch. The LCD screen also features a double LED backlight that automatically activates in low-light environments. In addition, the watch is also designed to have a 200-meter water resistance rating, which makes it suitable for recreational water activities such as swimming and snorkeling. See detailed specs on G-Shock’s website
Talk about elevating G-Shock to luxury levels, the MTGB1000D-1A is not just stunning, it is also maintained G-Shock’s signature quality durability. The band is also made of resin which gives it lower thermal conductivity, this means that this watch can stave off the biting cold during winter as compared to a watch that uses a stainless-steel bracelet. The Triple G Resist design gives this timepiece top-notch toughness of the highest caliber.
To help keep the analog dial precise, the MTGB1000D-1A features Bluetooth connectivity that automatically calibrates the timepiece once paired with a smartphone that has the G-Shock Connected app installed. Even without the assistance of a mobile app, this watch is still accurate thanks to its multi-band 6 atomic timekeeping movement. The case is made from high-quality material, dial window included. The sapphire crystal glass is utilized due to its high scratch resistance and durability, a perfect complement to the equally robust exterior case.
As for what features you can expect, this high-end MT-G model comes with a World Time (300 cities), Tough Solar technology, Dual Time Display, and a Super Illuminator backlight that is accompanied by Neobrite coated markers and hands. The solar-powered batteries can also last for up to 18 months on a single full charge. See detailed specs on G-Shock’s website
G-Shock MTGB1000D-1A Stainless-Steel
Aesthetically speaking, this stainless-steel version of the highly praised MTG1000 G-Shock is one of the most stunning in the market today. The techno-inspired design of the MTG1000 is further accentuated by the polished stainless-steel case and bracelet. The deep analog dial is a nice design that gives the packed dial a low-key appearance. Despite having a chronograph design, the dial managed to keep a subdued appearance that does not feel overwhelming or cluttered.
The core features here are the Triple G Resist design, Bluetooth connectivity, multi-band 6 atomic timekeeping, and Tough Solar technology. All three combined gives users the trifecta of factors that make up a (nigh) perfect outdoor and sports watch. Add all the standard G-Shock features and the expanded capabilities that open up by connecting to the G-Shock Connected app, and you have yourself a true beast in the industry. See detailed specs on G-Shock’s website
Finally, we have another high-end entry from the MT-G series. What makes G-Shock watches the go-to timepieces for those looking at durability and reliability is because every single test that all G-Shock watches go through are based on real-world situations. One of the most popular stress tests that G-Shock watches must pass is the basic hammer shock test. Yes, it is exactly what it sounds like.
The MT-G series, despite its luxurious aesthetics, also go through tests like that. This means that the stunning appearance of the MTGB1000-1A is not just for show – this premium-grade G-Shock watch combines fashion with function. We also liked how this MT-G watch model appears sleeker than your typical G-Shock watch. Casio managed to streamline the design into a more compact form without reducing the power. This G-Shock MT-G watch combines an intricate blend of carbon fiber and resin materials to deliver a rigid yet lightweight case.
As for the complex mechanism within, the MTGB1000-1A incorporates a Connected Engine 5544 module. This module connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth which it then uses to adjust time automatically and accurately. In the cases wherein you don’t have, or don’t want, to connect your watch to a smartphone, this model will then look towards its multi-band 6 atomic timekeeping to keep the analog dial on point and precise. This is a high-end G-Shock watch, so expect all the current features to be in tow. See detailed specs on G-Shock’s website