Hammered gold crowns Casio’s G-Shock
In the current issue of 0024 WatchWorld we take you to Casio’s Japan and the different production sites. We learnt all there is to know about the indestructible G-Shock. But the G-Shock MRG-G1000HG-9AJR Gold Hammer Tone 20th Anniversary Edition came out after our visit. Have a look right here.
The MRG-G1000 series is the top of the G-Shock line and features a titanium exterior, shock resistance, 200-meter water resistance, sapphire crystal, Tough solar power system, GPS Hybrid Wave Ceptor timekeeping, world time, stopwatch, countdown timer, daily alarm, low battery alert, date display, neobrite luminous hands, and LED light with afterglow. The G-Shock MRG-G1000HG-9AJR Gold Hammer Tone 20th Anniversary Edition is an ultra-luxurious limited edition G-Shock that shares the same type of handcrafted tsuiki-patterned bezel and center band links as the MRG-G1000HT-1A, another limited MR-G 20th anniversary model released during BaselWorld 2016. Like the MRG-G1000HT, the tsuiki patterns of the MRG-G1000HG were applied by master artisan Bihou Asano.
The MRG-G1000HG-9A features a striking gold IP, an indigo-colored index with blue DLC, and a black IP for the front screws, buttons, and electronic crown. A special side plate commemorates the 20th Anniversary of the MR-G series and the serial number is engraved on the case back. This model is limited to 300 units and in its country of origin has a list price of ¥756,000 (including tax) or approximately €6,200. This golden shockproof watch is more proof that the upwards strategy Casio strongly believes in is backed by high-end products with a unique Japanese character that combines traditional craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technology. The watch will hit the market in January 2017.