I’ve always liked the G-Shock series from Casio (I’m wearing one right now). This one looks really nice -made of metal instead of resin- but appears it will be out of my price range at the moment. Here are details from Casio’s G-Shock site:
The MT-G is a completely refined G-SHOCK series crafted at Casio’s Yamagata factory in Japan for select premium styles. Meticulously assembled from materials and components made entirely in-house, the elegance of a luxury timepiece is combined with a rugged performance chronograph to take you across oceans and continents. The stainless steel covering of the MT-G employs G-SHOCK’s advanced Core Guard Structure of stainless steel, resin and alpha Gel® to ensure mechanical integrity, coupled with LED-infused Tough Movement for ongoing precision. Multi-Band 6 atomic timekeeping ensures accuracy through radio-controlled time/date updates from global transmitting stations, along with Triple G Resist for shock, gravitational drop and centrifugal force resistance. The MT-G is the epitome of modern wrist couture.
This elite collection elevates the G-SHOCK brand into a premium space for the affluent lifestyle consumer. Impeccably designed to represent masculine values, the MT-G features a dual-layer watch face with four subdials, easily activated via a Smart Access electronic crown. The smart access technology allows intuitive operational access to all key functions by simply unlocking the quick-lock crown and turning it in the desired direction. The Sapphire crystal mineral glass with anti-glare coating allows visual clarity and works to soften the watch’s aesthetic, while the composite band of solid stainless steel links is layered on the underside with a soft-touch, low-thermal conductance resin panels for a luxurious feel against the skin; further enhancing the MT-G’s overall shock resistance
“It is with great pleasure that we release the new MT-G Metal Twisted G-SHOCK collection,” says Shigenori Itoh, Chairman and CEO of Casio’s Timepiece Division. “Remaining true to G-SHOCK’s heritage of innovation in Shock resistant watch performance, we have created a set of premium timepieces that will last not just a lifetime, but through generations.”
This first generation of MT-G timepieces is available in three exclusive models. The MTGS1000D-1A in polished stainless steel & resin will retail for $900. The MTGS1000BD-1A is finished in refined black Ion Plated stainless steel & resin for $1000. And in celebration of G-SHOCK’s 30th anniversary, the black Ion Plated MTGS1030BD-1A is a limited edition featuring gold highlights and a unique, red paneled bracelet band retailing for $1100 which honor’s the brand’s heritage colors of black & red