Casio Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. recently announced the release of the MRG-G2000HT, a limited-edition model of its flagship MR-G series in the G-SHOCK line. The MRG-G2000HT features a system that updates time data to keep accurate time anywhere in the world and boasts a handmade texture created using tsuiki metal-hammering techniques as well as a “Japan blue” indigo finish to evoke the beauty of Japanese tradition. And have we mentioned that only 500 pieces will be available worldwide?
The new MRG-G2000HT features Connected Engine 3-Way, the latest module from Casio that constantly keeps accurate time anywhere in the world. The module delivers three-way time sync system, receiving both radio wave and GPS satellite time calibration signals while also connecting to time servers by pairing with a smartphone. It automatically updates the watch’s internal data on time zones and daylight savings time (DST) from a smartphone, keeping it updated at all times.
To realize the MR-G concepts of extreme toughness and highly refined elegance, Casio collaborated with Bihou Asano, a third-generation master artisan of the tsuiki technique used to achieve a metal-hammered finish. Asano has created works for the Kyoto State Guest House and participated in restoration work of items designated as Important Cultural Properties in Japan. For the MRG-G2000HT, Asano applied to the bezel and centre row of the band a kasumi-tsuchime patterned finish of overlapping hammered lines. The bezel and back case are also finished in a deep indigo “Japan blue” that is traditionally prized in Japan, rendered using a blue diamond-like carbon (DLC) finish.
Casio applied a distinctive oboro-gin (silver-grey) finish to the watch band and buttons which is traditionally used in Japan for sword accessories and ornaments. This subtle hue complements the indigo blue to give the watch a tough, solid look. To denote its limited-edition status, MRG-G2000HT watches feature a metal plate at the 10 o’clock position engraved with “2017 LIMITED” and a serial number engraved on the back case.
The G-SHOCK MRG-G2000HT timepiece retails approximately around RM33,000 and is available in limited pieces at The Hour Glass Malaysia stores.