WatchTime New York, America’s largest consumer watch event, kicks off tomorrow at Gotham Hall in Midtown Manhattan, and attendees will be treated to a number of new timepieces hitting the United States for the first time. Among them are three new models from G-Shock’s high-tech, rough-and-tumble Mudmaster collection, the thinnest models ever introduced in the series, outfitted with all-new forged carbon bezels.
The G-Shock Mudmaster watch is described by the Casio-owned Japanese brand as “engineered for those who work in extreme environments scattered with rubber, dirt, and debris.” The new GWG2000 models (GWG2000-1A1, GWG2000-1A3, and GWG2000-1A5) maintain the series’ mud-and-dust-proof carbon core guard case but also boast a thinner and more wearable profile than any of their predecessors — 16.1 mm thick, almost 2 mm thinner than previous models.
The new bezels for added durability are formed by kneading finely crushed carbon fibers into a resin and subsequently heat-pressing it into a mold, a process that enables the production of lightweight parts with complex shapes. The watches also feature a new, tougher and more resistant button structure that combines a steel button pipe with a silicon buffer. The watches are all mounted on textured straps that resembles non-slip grips of heavy machinery and include knurling on the buttons for easier operation. Enhanced readability is also derived from new, thicker, arrow-shaped hands, double LED illumination, and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.
All three models feature the full range of functionality that aficionados of G-Shock’s Master of G lineup have come to expect, including Tough Solar, Multi-Band 6 Atomic timekeeping, and triple sensor technology for measurements of bearing information, barometric pressure and altitude, and temperature. All are equipped with daily alarms, a 1/100th-second chronograph, full auto calendar, and world time for 29 cities with UTC.
The Mudmaster GWG2000 is priced at $800 and available in November at select G-Shock retailers and at the G-Shock website. For a first glimpse of them, along with an array of other timepieces from watch brands large and small, order your tickets now for WatchTime New York 2021.