Casio’s G-Shock watches are easily recognizable for their sporty appearance and tough design. But even the somewhat rough-and-tumble G-Shock can get luxe once in a while as evidenced by the all-new MR-G Hammer Tone model in gold. Handcrafted in Japan, this watch uses the traditional Tsu-i-ki method of individually hammering each bezel/band to create a unique relief pattern.
The launch of this watch marks Casio’s second collaboration with third generation master metal craftsman Bihou Asano and also the continued celebration of the 20th anniversary of the MR-G. The Tsu-i-ki method has been used to create parts of the Japanese Railway and Bullet Train and Bihou Asano used it here to individually hammer each bezel and band of the 300 watches that were produced.
The MR-G Hammer Tone also features a titanium case and bracelet band, non-reflective sapphire crystal, GPS satellite synchronization system for accuracy, and comes equipped with Multiband 6 and Tough Solar capabilities. 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 are also part of the package inside the 49.8mm case.
Of the 300 watches produced, only 10 will be made available in the U.S next month with a price tag of $6,200.