Debuting at WatchTime New York 2019: G-Shock MTG-B1000XBD and B1000XB with Carbon Fiber Bezels

America’s largest luxury watch extravaganza, WatchTime New York, returns for its fifth consecutive year at Midtown Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 25 – 26, 2019. This year’s event, now less than a week away, is shaping up to be the biggest yet, with 37 participating watch brands displaying their latest and greatest timepieces. Among these brands is Casio’s G-Shock, which will showcase the latest additions to its premium MTG-B1000 series.

G-Shock MTG-B1000XB - pair

G-Shock has recently announced an update to its high-end MTG-B1000 division that adds a carbon bezel to the Bluetooth-enabled watch. The new MTG-B1000XBD and B1000XB builds on the dual-construction identity of combining resin and metal that the MT-G line has made its name on (“MT” stands for Metal Twisted, after all). Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the MT-G family has grown in importance in recent years as the brand continues to shift further upmarket. The carbon fiber bezel helps in that regard by further enhancing the collection’s physical offering while remaining an accessible purchase overall. Continue reading

Aqua Stop: Reviewing the Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph

Patek Philippe now offers the Aquanaut with a chronograph movement. This sporty complication fits perfectly in the company’s increasingly youthful, dynamic collection. But how does it perform in real-life conditions? We find out in this in-depth review from the WatchTime archives (original photos by Patrick Mökesch).

Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph - reclining

The collection was first launched in 1997. Taking its inspiration from the Nautilus but with an updated, modern design and a rugged composite strap, it appeals to a young, sporty clientele. Continue reading

The REAX Fairmount Riding Shirt – With A Full 140 GSM Aramid Lining

The REAX Fairmount Riding Shirt was developed to offer significantly more protection than a regular shirt, specifically for urban motorcyclists who don’t want to wear regular motorcycle jackets due to heat or other factors.

Each Fairmount has a full 140 gsm Aramid knit lining, this is one of the strongest fibres known to science, and it’s used in a slew of aerospace and military applications, as well as for ballistic-rated body armor fabric and ballistic composites.

The shirt also has a 100% polyester air flow mesh lining, with a 67% cotton, 33% polyester outer layer, a hidden YKK center zipper, and SAS-TEC CE Level 2 (certified to EN 1621-1) armor in the shoulders and elbows. There’s also a pocket for an optional back protector which is offered for sale separately. Continue reading


The awesome Toyota Maltexplorer Conversions
are sure worth a serious glance should you be on the market for
something of the kind, this German based company, that now also has a US
branch, was founded by motocross champion and lifelong racer Malte
Asmus, so this enterprise breathes competition and responds to demanding
conditions. There conversions are dedicated to one of the strongest and
most resistant offroad vehicles available – the Land Cruiser, by
Toyota. There off-the-grid adventure upgrades are available for for five
of the best Land Cruiser versions, all of these conversions are
extremely well built and ensure resistance to the harshest conditions,
they include sleeping space, storage, kitchen accommodations, and even
bathroom (on some longest models). Made from premium materials such as
stainless steel or composite fibers you get a really great piece that
will enable you to reach the most difficult spots and stay offgrid for a
reasonable amount of time. Along with this extra gear you also get
upgraded mechanical work too, such as improved drivetrain, suspension
and chassis. Maltec also offers similar conversions for Mercedes G-Class
and Land Rover models. Continue reading


On Running
have introduced the Cloud Hi, a high-comfort shoe with a higher profile
built for everyday active use and all-day comfort. The Cloud Hi takes
the comfort and performance of the iconic Cloud to a new level, the new
high profile adds protection and comfort in urban environments. Details
include fine sock-like liners, molded heels, a speed-lace system, and
their proprietary and innovative CloudTec outsole structure that
cushions both horizontal and vertical forces for a very light,
comfortable running sensation. Available now in several styles. Continue reading


This cool multitool offers 7 very handy functions: a ballpoint pen, a stylus, a bottle opener, a mini flat-head, a Phillips screwdriver, a metric and inch ruler, and a phone stand. Its an all-in-one way to carry all the essentials with you, you will be set, no matter what circumstances life throws at you. The robust tool is TSA compliant air travel friendly, so you can effortlessly take it with you anywhere you go.

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