This Rugged G-Shock Luxury Watch Is Inspired By Samurai Armor

Each killer timepiece has a Japanese armor pattern hammered by hand.


(Photo: Casio G-Shock)

Japanese watch giant G-Shock shook up this year’s Baselworld watch convention with its latest samurai-inspired timepiece.

The MR-G “Arashi-Tuchime” G2000HA-1A honors the brand’s Japanese heritage with a titanium bezel finished with a traditional Japanese hammering technique. It’s the same pattern you’d see on the hilt guard of a traditional Japanese sword.

Miraculously, the hammer-tone pattern on each is done by hand by third-generation master craftsman Biho Asano. That explains why only 25 will be made for the U.S. market, and 350 worldwide.

(Photo: Casio G-Shock)

The color is a violet-tinged copper, which evokes that of ancient Japanese swords and armory.

It could certainly survive through samurai battle. Its sapphire crystal and titanium case and band are given a special deep-layer hardening treatment, which makes them several times stronger than your ordinary titanium.

(Photo: Casio G-Shock)

It’s a rarity for a connected watch to boast such stellar craftsmanship. The MR-G is actually an automatic watch, powered by Bluetooth Connectivity, the G-Shock app, G-Shock’s GPS Hybrid Wave Ceptor technology and solar power.

So the time will automatically adjust to whatever timezone you are in for the utmost precision.

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Other features include water resistance down to over 650 feet, world time in 39 cities, LED super illuminator light, alarm clock, stopwatch, countdown timer, full auto calendar and more.

This isn’t the first time G-Shock has made waves with a samurai-inspired timepiece. They did so last year with a $3,000 black, red and gold model, the MRGG1000B.

(Photo: Casio G-Shock)

The MR-G “Arashi-Tuchime” G2000HA-1A is due out July 2018 for an even more exclusive $7,400. Konoshiwa, bitches.