Casio’s G-Shock MR-G has just been seriously upgraded with the launch of a special edition Basel version of the timepiece. The new addition to the series has been designed at Casio’s Yamagata Factory in Japan and been infused with some of the hardest materials available making this timepiece truly one to last the ages.
Using a new titanium alloy treatment, Titanium 64, which is a composition of 90% titanium, 6% aluminum, and 4% vanadium makes the new G-Shock MR-G about seven times harder than pure titanium. That, along with a “Japan Blue” DLC treatment on the case and bracelet, gold front screws and crown, and anti-glare sapphire glass gives the watch a hardcore body in a classic Casio G-Shock design with a very premium and elegant styling. And it doesn’t quite end there, the final touch is the addition of a recrystalized bezel that is inspired by the nie pattern that is characteristic of Japanese swords. This is what gives the bezel and metal plate a rich premium finish that is able to reflect a distinctive glow in the light.
When it comes to features the new MR-G limited edition watch is no slouch and features hybrid technology of GPS and Multiband 6 to ensure that the watch is always accurate irrespective of where you are on the planet. Other features include Tough Solar, Latitude Indicator, Airplane Mode, World Time (29 Time Zones, 40 Cities + UTC), LED (Super Illuminator), Daily Alarm, Full Auto Calendar, 1/20th Sec. Stopwatch (24min), Countdown Timer (24Hr), and Day/Date Display. And let’s not forget it’s a G-Shock so resistance to the elements including 200M of water and the pressure that goes along with that, are all part of the watches unique makeup.
The G-Shock MR-G GPS Atomic Solar Hybrid Basel Special Limited Edition MRGG1000RT-1A comes with a heavy price tag of $6,000 and will be available in September at select jewelers, G-Shock.com, and the G- SHOCK NYC Soho store.