Casio G-Shock MR-G GPS Atomic Solar Hybrid Bluetooth MRGG2000HT-1A
Japan's proud advanced technologies and traditional technical skills merge in MR-G.
Its ability to receive standard time radio waves, GPS satellite signals and Bluetooth® transmissions enables it to acquire accurate time information in any location on Earth under virtually any conditions.
Metal exterior surfaces are finished with a traditional kasumi-tsuchime hammering technique.
And Japan Blue indigo, a representative color in Japanese traditional craftsmanship, is applied with blue DLC coating.
The true staying power of traditional beauty is embodied in this 500-piece numbered limited edition model of MR-G, the flagship series in the G-SHOCK line.
The external surface of the MRG-G2000HT is patterned by bold but delicate strokes of craftsmen's hands applying traditional kasumi-tsuchime metal hammering.
This forging technique, in which metal is pounded with a hammer, has long been used to form robust metal products such as armor and copperware.
The technique has been passed down to modern times by skilled masters of the craft through a history of over 1,200 years.
Bihou Asano is among these distinguished masters.
Born into a Kyoto family steeped in this tradition,he continues to create products using the traditional techniques, while also undertaking restoration and reproduction of national treasures of the metalworking arts.
His activities reflect a commitment to taking up new product manufacturing challenges while continuing his family tradition. It was because this conviction resonated with MR-G that the present collaboration was initiated.