Casio To Release Limited-Edition G-SHOCK MRG-G2000HT

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.

Father of G-Shock, Mr Kikuo Ibe, graced the launch of G-SHOCK MR-G 2017 Hammer Tone with The Hour Glass with his presence yesterday at Lot 10 Shopping Centre
Mr Kikuo Ibe and representatives from Casio and The Hour Glass toast with Japanese Sake in a traditional Japanese ritual called Kagami Biraki, which literally means “breaking out from one self” to signal the official launch of G-SHOCK MR-G 2017 Hammer Tone with The Hour Glass
G-SHOCK MRG-G2000HT-1A model

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The G-SHOCK MRG-G2000HT timepiece retails approximately around RM33,000 and is available in limited pieces at The Hour Glass Malaysia stores.

Source: Casio

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