This $6,200 G-Shock Watch Blends Luxury and Toughness with Traditional Japanese Craftsmanship - Maxim

This $6,200 G-Shock Watch Blends Luxury and Toughness with Traditional Japanese Craftsmanship

It just might be the finest timepiece Casio has ever made.
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A limited edition celebrating 20 years G-Shock's luxury line

A limited edition celebrating 20 years G-Shock's luxury line (Photo: Casio)

For the most part, Casio's G-Shock lines involve thick, durable, relatively inexpensive plastic watches. But their high-end MR-G line incorporates extremely scratch resistant titanium cases and sapphire crystal, along with other fine materials to accomplish that same level of survivability. This summer, they're celebrating the luxury line's 20th anniversary by creating 300 limited edition Hammer Tone models ($6,200).

Close-up on the Tsu-i-ki bezel

Close-up on the Tsu-i-ki bezel (Photo: Casio)

Utilizing the traditional Japanese art of Tsu-i-ki, a unique relief pattern will be hand hammered into each watch's bezel and center band links. Other special touches include accents in Akagene (a striking copper-gold alloy) and Oboro-gin (exuding a dark silver hue).

As with other MR-G watches, this'll offer 40 timezones, accurate GPS hybrid timekeeping, 200 meters of water resistance, and other features that make it a durable yet stylish and highly functional fully analog wristwatch.

Fully analog with GPS timekeeping

Fully analog with GPS timekeeping (Photo: Casio)

This Hammer Tone timepiece (officially, the MRGG1000HT model) will be available for purchase in North America this July at Tourneau and other select jewelers.