In 1996, the team of G-Shock head designer Kikuo Ibe launched the first MR-G watch. A G-Shock, but different; not made of plastic, but of metal. Based on Japanese traditions in metalworking with its own aesthetic. Nevertheless, they managed to maintain and improve the unique properties of G-Shock such as shock resistance and waterproofness.
In the more than 25 years since, only slightly more than 100 different models have been produced in this line, which further strengthens the exclusive character of the premium G-Shock watch line.
Exclusively at Techzle
Only four copies of the latest MR-G Limited Editions will officially come to the Netherlands this spring. These are exclusively available at Techzle. Meet the MRG-B2000B-1ADR and MRG-B2000R-1ADR ‘Kachi-iro’.
Kachi-iro; Invincible blue
The MRG-B2000B-1A and MRG-B2000R-1A feature a blue accent color inspired by the traditional Japanese ‘kachi-iro’ color that symbolizes victory. The color was often used for samurai armor and helmets.
In addition to the blue color, we find many more references to Japanese traditions: The surface of the dial is finished with an alternating triangular pattern known as uroko, or fish scale, which appears in ancient Japanese art and utensils. The outer ring of the dial has a ribbed texture, inspired by the folding pattern of Japanese fans. And the hour markers have a slightly concave shape that mimics the curve of a katana (sword).
Both models are made in Japan on the Premium production line of the Yamagato Casio factory.
The case is made of titanium with a deep layer of hardening and a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating for superior protection against scratches.
MRG-B2000R-1A the power of metal with a soft rubber strap
MRG-B2000R-1A is worn on a Dura Soft Fluoro rubber strap with a one-touch folding clasp. The strap features a traditional Bishamon Kikko pattern inspired by the armor of the Bishamon turtle, a symbol of strength in Japan since ancient times.
The titanium of the case is double crystallized. This heat treatment creates a pattern on the surface, which resembles the ‘nie’ – visible iron crystals – of Japanese samurai sword blades.
This watch measures 54.7 x 49.8 x 16.9 millimeters and weighs 138 grams.
MRG-B2000B-1A with the lightness of titanium
The MRG-B2000B-1A has a sturdy lightweight titanium strap with safety clasp in a deep black color that contrasts beautifully with the gold and blue details of the watch.
The MRG-B2000B-1A measures 54.7 x 49.8 x 16.9 millimeters and weighs 150 grams.
Both watches feature sapphire crystal with a non-reflective coating, Tough Solar energy, Neo-Brite lighting, Multi-Band-6 automatic radio time adjustment and Bluetooth smartphone link. (The watches can be set and operated without using Bluetooth.) Naturally, these watches are also extremely shock-resistant and 200 bar waterproof. The perfect combination of Japanese strength and aesthetics with modern materials, structure and functions.
More G-Shock watches at Techzle
At Techzle we not only have the latest and most exclusive limited and special editions, but of course also an extensive range from the regular collection of G-Shock watches for all types and sizes of watch enthusiasts. Want to always be up to date with the latest news? Then keep an eye on this blog!