Casio and G-Shock have added a new watch to their luxury MR-G line, the MRGB2000BS3A "Hana-Basara."
Inspired by the golds, blacks, reds, and greens of Samurai armor, "Hana-Basara" comes from a nickname given out of respect to top Samurai warriors, especially those who, according to a release from the manufacturer, "combined strength and a bold, lavish aesthetic."
The MRGB2000BS3A sports a bezel made of Cobarion, a substance up to four times harder than titanium. It has been finished using a gem-cutting and polishing technique created to enhance the surface finish. To honor its inspiration, the indices on the dial have been designed to mimic the curve of a Samurai sword.
The Hana-Basara's band is titanium and along with the case back features a dark green finish inspired by what the Japanese call kurogane-iro, or "iron color." (Press materials from G-Shock say this name was "derived from the deep shade of green that appears on the surface of iron heated to high temperatures.")
Additional specs and features include:
- A sapphire crystal
- Tough Solar Power,
- Super LED Light,
- Multiband 6 technology as well as Bluetooth connectivity
- "25th LIMITED" engraved on the back, marking the 25th anniversary of the line
The MRGB2000BS3A will be available in July at select G-SHOCK retailers. It will retail for $8,000.