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The 25th anniversary MR-G delivers samurai inspired aesthetics and style for a price

By Ken Wong - on 13 Jul 2021, 4:28pm

G-Shock’s 25th anniversary MR-G delivers samurai inspired aesthetics and style

Because of the toughness, only a few models could be made a day. Image courtesy of Casio.

In a series of striking colours, the new limited-edition Hana-Basara celebrates the 25th anniversary of MR-G from G-Shock.

Drawing inspiration from the armour of samurai, in particular those known as Hana-Basara, who were recognised not only their physical prowess but also their style.

It draws inspiration from the armour the samurai wore. Image courtesy of Casio.

The watch’s bezel and bracelet are made of ultra-hard Cobarion and a DAT55G titanium alloy, which is three times as hard as titanium. It was so hard that the bezel needed to be cut and polished by artisan Komatsu Kazuhito who is famed for carving pearls using traditional diamond-cutting techniques.

The distinctive colour was achieved through the use of traditional Japanese Kurogane-iro (literally iron-colour) DLC coating gave the watch its main dark blue-green colouring. Cues were also taken from the elegance and beauty of ancient Japanese armour to accent the red around the face and green around the inset dials.

This solar-powered watch also has multiband 6 technology as well as Bluetooth connectivity for connection to the MR-G Connected App that is available for both iOS and Android-based devices.

 

Pricing and availability

Only 400 pieces are available worldwide. Image courtesy of Casio.

Limited to only 400 pieces worldwide, the MRG-B2000BS-3ADR will be available in Singapore from 23 July 2021 from G-Shock's MBS and ION stores for S$10,588.

 

Specs MRG-B2000BS-3ADR

Construction

Shock-resistant

Water Resistance

200 meters

Radio Frequency

77.5 kHz (DCF77: Germany); 60 kHz (MSF: UK); 60 kHz (WWVB: USA); 40 kHz (JJY: Fukushima, Japan) / 60 kHz (JJY: Kyushu, Japan); 68.5 kHz (BPC: China)

Radio Wave Reception

Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day)

Solar Powered

Tough Solar

World Time

27 time zones, Home city time swapping, auto summer time (DST) switching

Stopwatch

1 second; Measuring capacity: 23:59'59

Measuring mode: Elapsed time

Countdown Timer

1 second; Countdown range: 24 hours; Countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments)

Smartphone Link

Wireless linking using Bluetooth

Alarm

Daily alarms

Other Functions

Magnetic resistant; LED light (Super Illuminator) with afterglow; Auto hand home position correction; Hand shift feature (Hands move out of the way to provide an unobstructed view of sub dial); Power Saving (hands stop to save power when the watch is left in the dark); Full auto-calendar (to year 2099); Date display; Day indicator

Accuracy at Normal Temperature

±15 seconds per month (with no signal calibration and mobile link

function)

Battery Life

5 months on rechargeable battery (operation period with normal use without exposure to light after charge)

26 months on rechargeable battery (operation period when stored in total darkness with the power save function on after full charge)

Size of Case

54.7 × 49.8 × 16.9 mm

Total Weight

MRG-B2000BS:163g  

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