Casio G-SHOCK MRGG2000HT-1A is a new special edition timepiece that exemplifies the best in Japanese innovation and craftsmanship. Unveiled at Baselworld, the $7,400 watch is available for purchase at select authorized G-SHOCK MRG Jewelers beginning September 1,2017.
G-SHOCK MRGG2000HT-1A watch is limited to 500 pieces worldwide. The first-ever Bluetooth connected MR-G is handcrafted using a traditional Japanese hammer tone technique with colors inspired by a Japanese cloud dragon. The watch features three-way time sync capabilities made possible via Bluetooth Connectivity and G-SHOCK’s GPS Atomic Solar Hybrid technology, accurately measuring time and location from anywhere on earth. This is the latest collaboration with third generation master metal craftsman Bihou Asano, who individually hammered each bezel and band using the Tsu-i-ki technique with a Kasumi finish: a traditional craft method that creates unique relief patterns through hammering. The colors found in the bezel and on the hands are reminiscent of the colors featured on a traditional cloud dragon – “Japan blue.”
By utilizing the new G-SHOCK MR-G Connected App for smartphones, users can easily set world time as well as enhance the reliability of the timepiece through monitoring the watch’s key functions such as self-adjustment, solar charging, and more.
The titanium case and band of the timepiece undergo a special deep-hardening treatment that renders it five times harder than regular titanium, while the diamond-like carbon coating of the band and a sapphire glass crystal offer outstanding scratch resistance. Tough solar technology ensures stable operation even when using power hungry functions, and a metal plate reading “2017 Limited” commemorates the year of release.
Each model also comes equipped with standard G-SHOCK technology of shock resistance and 200M water resistance, as well as world time (39 cities + UTC), a high brightness LED light, , daily alarm, full auto calendar with automatic date update capabilities, 24-hour stopwatch and 24-hour countdown timer – all in a 49.8mm case.