Casio G-Shock MRG-G2000GA Limited Edition

The new MRG-G2000GA watch from the Casio G-SHOCK MR-G Series takes its inspiration from the traditional Japanese sword — known for bringing together the timeless strength and aesthetic sensibilities of Japan.

It is hand-finished by a master craftsman in the world-renowned Gassan tradition of Japanese swordsmiths.

The MRG-G2000GA is inspired by the strength and refinement of Japanese swords, which have much in common with the toughness and functional sophistication of the MR-G Series.

The watch incorporates design elements inspired by Japanese swords — from the yasuri-me (rasp marks) on the nakago (tang) to the crystal formation of the hamon (temper line) and the kissaki (blade tip).

The watchband of the MRG-G2000GA takes its design cue from the tang of a Japanese sword, which is inside the hilt. In Japanese swords, rasp marks are applied to the tang to keep it from slipping out of the hilt. These rasp marks vary in pattern depending on the school of swordmaking or each swordsmith.

Casio G-Shock MRG-G2000GA Limited Edition

The rasp marks are a critical element that is particular to the swordmaker. The centre band of the MRG-G2000GA is finished in a pattern modelled after the file mark pattern employed in the renowned Gassan tradition of swordsmiths.

The pattern is applied by hand to each link by Sadanobu Gassan, who is in line to succeed the 800-year-old Gassan tradition. The second link in the band is also inscribed with the kanji character 鍛, from the saying tanto hitosuji (“a singular dedication to forging”) that is espoused by the Gassan tradition.

The finish of the MRG-G2000GA reflects a fine attention to the smallest details. The case is made from recrystallised titanium, the sparkling appearance of which evokes the crystal formation of the temper line on the blade of Japanese swords.

An Arc Ion Plating (AIP®) treatment is then applied in the Koki-murasaki (deep purple) that is traditionally associated with nobility in Japan.

Arc Ion Plating, or AIP®, is a type of ion plating (IP) that uses high energy to vaporize coating materia ls, causing a hard film with high adhesive properties to form on the metal’s surface. AIP provides one of the hardest IP coatings. AIP is a registered trademark of Kobe Steel, Inc.

The bezel is made from COBARION®2 and bevelled in a manner inspired by the blade tip of a Japanese sword.

COBARION® is two times harder than stainless steel and is said to rival platinum in shine. COBARION is a registered trademark of the Iwate Industry Promotion Center and is manufactured exclusively by Eiwa Co., Ltd.

The MRG-G2000GA features time adjustment using radio wave time-calibration signals, GPS satellite signals, and Bluetooth® to ensure accurate time reflecting time zone changes around the world and daylight savings time. The brings together

Fusing innovative technology with Japanese aesthetics, Casio G-Shock MRG-G2000GA is limited to 300 pieces worldwide.

Technical details

Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance 20 bar
Magnetic Resistance ISO 764-compliant magnetic resistance

Radio Wave Reception
Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day)

Radio Frequency
77.5 kHz (DCF77: Germany); 60 kHz (MSF: UK); 60 kHz (WWVB: USA); 40 kHz (JJY: Fukushima, Japan) / 60 kHz (JJY: Kyushu, Japan); 68.5 kHz (BPC: China)

GPS Signal Reception
Time-calibration (auto, manual); acquisition of position information (manual)

GPS Signal Frequency
1575.42 MHz

Communication Standard
Bluetooth® low energy
Signal Range Up to 2m (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)

World Time
39 cities (39 time zones, daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time: auto summer time (DST) switching

Stopwatch
1/1-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 24 minutes; elapsed time

Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second (maximum 24 hours)

Alarm
1 independent daily alarm

Other Functions
Smartphone Link functions (world time: over 300 cities, automatic time adjustment, easy watch setting); automatic hand correction (hour, minute and second hand); full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; battery level indicator; LED light (super illuminator and afterglow)

Power Source
Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)

Continuous Operation
About 23 months with the power-saving function ON after full charge

Size of Case
54.7 × 49.8 × 16.9 mm

Total Weight
Approx. 152g

Edition
Limited edition of 300 pieces