Limited-Edition Model Represents Absolute Toughness, Leading-Edge Technology, And Timeless Artisanal Craftsmanship
Today, Casio announces the latest addition to its premium G-SHOCK MR-G series with the MRGB2000BS3A, a limited-edition model designed after the concept of Hana-Basara, a Basara commander spirit. Basara was a term of respect used for samurai commanders who shattered conventions with a rebellious style that combined strength and a bold, lavish aesthetic.
The bezel on the MRGB2000BS3A is made of Cobarion, which is four-times harder than pure titanium and features a facet-cutting technique, commonly used in gemstone arts. Cutting/polishing artisan Kazuhito Komatsu applied crisp polishes to the many facets with varying angles to achieve a brilliant, gleaming finish. The indices on the watch dial feature a curved form achieved through nano processing to evoke the curvature of a Japanese sword, coupled with a blend of green, red, gold and black hues, paying homage to the Hana-Basara armor.
The traditional Japanese hue kurogane-iro (“iron color”) is reproduced on the titanium band and screw-lock case back with a newly developed, dark green DLC finish. A name derived from the deep shade of green that appears on the surface of iron heated to high temperatures, the color resembles the iron-clad helmet and armor Basara samurai commanders wore. The titanium case is made from DAT55G titanium, which is three times harder than pure titanium and is dressed in a brown Arc IP with a commemorative plate adorning its edge. The plate is engraved with “25th LIMITED” to mark the 25th anniversary of the MR-G line.
The limited-edition timepiece features a sapphire crystal and is equipped with Tough Solar Power, Super LED Light, Multi-band 6 technology and Bluetooth® connectivity via the MR-G Connected app for automatic time adjustment, world time, and more.
The MRGB2000BS3A retails for $8,000 and will be available for purchase in July at select G-SHOCK retailers.