Casio’s G-Shock Honors Samurai Tradition With Luxe MR-G Watch
Previous releases have take cues from the legendary Japanese warriors’ gear and weapons. The MRGB2000B-1A and MRGB2000R-1A employ a signature dark navy color called Kachi-Iro, which has historically represented winning and victory.
The MRGB2000B-1A features the hue on the inner surface of the bezel, inset dials, pusher and all G-Shock/MR-G block text logos. Other key features include a a full-metal band, a traditional Japanese scale pattern on the surface of the dial, and an outer face that’s cut to resemble a Japanese fan.
The MRGB2000R-1A employs Kachi-Iro more sparingly, specifically on elements contained in the crystal and on a band that wraps around the pusher. It’s paired with a durable fluorine rubber band patterned in a distinctive Bishamon tortoise shell finish—a symbol of strength in traditional Japanese culture.
While both models are equipped with a deep layered hardening titanium case, the R-1A’s bezel is made of recrystallized titanium that’s been heat-treated to look like a sword blade.
The suite of standard G-Shock tech is on-board the R-1A and B-1A, including:
- Shock Resistance
- 200M Water Resistance
- Magnetic Resistance
- Tough Solar
- Super Illuminator LED light with Afterglow
- Dual Time (27 Time Zones & Auto DST)
- Daily alarm
- 1/1 Sec. Stopwatch (24H)
- 1/1 Countdown Timer (24H)
- Full Auto Calendar
- 5 Months Battery Life with Normal Use
- Tough Movement
- Mutli=Band 6 Atomic Timekeeping
- Bluetooth Connectivity
The G-Shock Kachi-Iro collection will be available to preorder for $3,000 per watch beginning Friday, March 5.