To celebrate the MR-G 20th anniversary, Casio G-SHOCK reveals the limited edition, luxury MR-G GPS Hybrid Gold Hammer Tone timepiece, handcrafted in Yamagata, Japan. The production includes 300 models, each handcrafted using the traditional Japanese Tsu-i-ki technique. Only 10 of the special MRGG1000HG-9A watches will be available in the U.S.
The luxurious MR-G GPS Hybrid Gold Hammer Tone is the second project created in collaboration with third generation master metal craftsman Bihou Asano, who individually hammered each bezel and band of 300 watches using the Tsu-i-ki technique: a traditional craft method that creates unique relief patterns through hammering. The Tsu-i-ki technique has been used to create parts of the Japanese Railway and Bullet Train. Each timepiece, which boasts a titanium case and bracelet band, and non-reflective sapphire crystal, also includes GPS satellite synchronization system for accuracy and comes equipped with Multiband 6 and Tough Solar capabilities.
Embodying the beauty of Japan, the new model features gold and indigo design elements, enjoyed by the Japanese since ancient times and found extensively in Japanese artwork and architecture. The watch is splendidly finished using cutting-edge technologies. The gold ion plating on the bezel, case, band, and back cover was applied after deep-layer hardening, while the indigo accents were rendered using a blue diamond-like carbon (DLC) finish.
The world class timepiece also comes equipped with Shock Resistance, 200M Water Resistance, Tough Solar Movement, Latitude Indicator, Airplane Mode, Dual Dial World Time (40TZ, 27 Cities+UTC), Full Auto LED (Super Illuminator), Daily Alarm, Full Auto Calendar, 1/20th Sec. Stopwatch (24min), Countdown Timer (24Hr) and Day/Date Display, in a case size of 49.8mm.
The MRGG1000HG-9A will retail for $6,200 and will be available for purchase in January 2017.