First unveiled earlier this year at Baselworld, Casio has released a special edition timepiece inspired by traditional Japanese swords.
The special edition men’s connected G-SHOCK MR-G model is individually handcrafted with a one-of-a-kind MR-G and will retail for $7,400 beginning in July 2018, with just 350 pieces available worldwide.
The latest collaboration with third generation master craftsman Biho Asano was inspired by the unique texture found on the hilt guard or “Tetsu-Tsuba” of traditional Japanese swords. To achieve this one-of-a-kind look to the watch, Asano individually hammered each bezel, resulting in an artistic titanium sword guard finish on every watch known as “Arashi-Tuchime.”
Additionally, the colors featured on both the bezel and band boast regal shades of copper and deep violet found on the handle of Japanese swords. The deep colors are achieved through the new application of AIP® (Arc Ion Plating), a hardened coating to which a deep-layer hardening is applied for high abrasion-resistance.
This ultra exclusive timepiece also includes premium features such as three-way time sync, made possible via Bluetooth Connectivity and the G-SHOCK app, as well as G-SHOCK’s GPS Hybrid Wave Ceptor technology, which accurately measures time and location from anywhere on earth. The MRG2000HA-1A also features a sapphire crystal, titanium case and band with a special deep-layer hardening treatment – rendering it five times harder than regular titanium, and tough solar technology for self-charging capabilities – all in a 49.8mm case.
SOURCE Casio America, Inc.