The limited edition $6,200 Hammer Tone Casio G-Shock is made the Japanese way

Casio has unveiled the Hammer Tone MR-G watch in a limited edition. It will go on sale at select high-end retail outlets from July 2016. The key feature of the watch is the method used to create it. Leveraging the Japanese Tsu-i-ki technique that is traditionally used to make parts of the bullet trains and air-crafts, each of these limited edition pieces take a life of their own. Both, the bezel and the center band links are hammer-finished.

The Hammer Tone bears highlights of Oboro-gin, a dark silver color, and Akagene, a copper alloy that comprises of 3 – 5 percent gold. Both, Oboro-gin and Akagene are native color elements found in Japanese craftsmanship.
The limited edition timepiece comprises of a GPS-controlled multi-band 6, Tough solar, anti-glare sapphire glass and a titanium case and bezel. Among its toughness credentials, this G-Shock lives up to the name of the incredibly durable line of timepieces. It can withstand water at depths of up to 200 m and offers a number of exciting features including LED illumination, an alarm and calendar, World Time of 40 time zones, an airplane mode, stop-watch and countdown timer.
At $6,200, this Casio will raise eyebrows.

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