CASIO G-SHOCK introduces MRG-G2000HA Limited Edition The ultimate luxury watch inspired by traditional samurai sword guard

General Press Releases Thursday August 30, 2018 11:34
Bangkok--30 Aug--Spark Communications
Prevailing its strength and beauty exclusively at the Central International Watch Fair 2018

Central Marketing Group Co Ltd, the official distributor of CASIO G-SHOCK Thailand, unveils the new G-SHOCK MRG-G2000HA Limited Edition, the latest edition to CASIO G-SHOCK'S the world renowned shock-resistant MR-G series with inspirations from 'tetsu-tsuba' crafted by traditional Japanese artisans. The MRG-G2000HA is the perfect mixture between craftsmanship and aesthetics, translated into the spirit of this very watch. A limited edition of just 350 of these watches will be released worldwide, with only 5 MRG-G2000HA Limited Edition in Thailand exclusively at the Central International Watch Fair 2018 from today until 17 September, 2018.

The MRG-G2000HA is inspired by the strength and beauty of Japanese swords, which have much in common with the toughness and good looks of the MR-G Series. The tsuba (sword guard) is an important part of a Japanese sword that provides utility by protecting the hands and delivers high artistry through its design. Tetsu-tsuba are notable for their bold look, characterized by the indentations made by hammering the iron into shape. For the MRG-G2000HA, the bezel and centre rows in the watch band are treated to achieve a texture inspired by tetsu-tsuba. The effect evoked by this ironworking technique is reproduced in G-SHOCK's MRG-G2000HA through application of a technique called 'arashi tsuchime', or "textured hammer tone", to capture the boldness of the MR-G brand.

The MRG-G2000HA uses traditional colourings inspired by the aesthetic quality of murasaki-gane (deep violet metal) and suaka copper material used in Japanese craft traditions. Murasaki-gane is a metal alloy including gold, which adds to both its value and rarity, achieving a deep violet hue. This colouring on the watch case and band gives the watch a bold, regal look. The deep colours are realized by the new application of the leading-edge AIP(R) (Arc Ion Plating) coating technology employed in the surface treatment. Boasting a hardness rivalling that of DLC (diamond-like carbon), AIP(R) is used in such robustly resilient machinery as jet engines. The final touch is a more laborious and expensive finishing method, for the ultimate high abrasion-resistance.

Moreover, to stay true to the traditional Japanese craftsmanship, all processes involved in the making of all MRG-G2000HA watches are under strict supervision from Mr. Asano Biho, a third-generation master artisan of the tsuiki technique, whose accomplishments include restoring Important Cultural Properties of Japan. He also supervised and helped to perform the manual application of a technique called arashi-tsuchime, used for every single watch.

In terms of functionality, the MRG-G2000HA features the Connected Engine 3-Way module, which pairs with a smartphone to automatically update the watch's internal data, including the time, daylight savings time (DST), and changes in time zones. In addition, the MRG-G2000HA is also equipped with radio-powered GPS Hybrid Wave Ceptor and Tough Solar charging system, which converts not only sunlight but also light from fluorescent lamps and other sources into power.

For the ultimate strength and beauty, the MRG-G2000HA is encased in sapphire crystal with a non-reflective coating. The watch also has an LED super illuminator light, with water resistance of up to 200-meter. The band is made from titanium for maximum durability, with a combined watch weight of only 152 grams. Thus, the MRG-G2000HA is a watch that encapsulate Japanese artisan's technique integrated with the most innovative technology to achieve the ultimate in strength and beauty.

Another outstanding model from the G-SHOCK MR-G flagship lineup at the Central International Watch Fair 2018 is the MRG-G2000CB "Kurozonae", inspired by the "Black Guard" samurais of old, who were outfitted with black armor, which represents strength and power. The bezel of the all-black MRG-G2000HA is made of COBARION(R), a Japanese-developed cobalt base alloy that is twice as hard as stainless steel and has a shine that is equal to that of platinum. The shock-resistant full-metal watch is equipped with Bluetooth(R) GPS radio-controlled solar-powered timekeeping, with only 10 watches available in Thailand.

Another highlight model is the MTG-B1000, from the MTG (Metal Twisted G-SHOCK) premium series that is a mixture between steel and resin. While constantly going bigger and bigger in recent years, this year the new MTG-B1000 comes with a smaller and slimmer exterior that houses a Triple G Resist structure, built to withstand three kinds of gravitational acceleration: external shocks, centrifugal gravity and vibrations. The MTG-B1000 has a sapphire crystal and metal parts that are polished to a hairline finish, with Super Illuminator LED light, world clock, timer and CASIO's signature solar-charging system.

In addition, the MTG-B1000 is equipped with the new Connected Engine that offers even more precision. Robustly protected by a new, highly shock-resistant structure, this watch is the first MT-G to offer Smartphone Link with Bluetooth(R) connectivity, as well as a Multiband 6 radio-controlled for the ultimate timekeeping in any situation.

Visit the Central International Watch Fair 2018 at Central Chidlom (3rd Flr., CASIO G-SHOCK Booth) from today until 17 September, 2018 for more information on the MRG-G2000HA Limited Edition, MRG-G2000CB, MTG-B1000 and other G-SHOCK models. Be sure to stay tuned for the latest news and activities from G-SHOCK at http://www.casio-cmg.com or Facebook: Casio Watches Thailand

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