As featured on Hypebeast, August 21, 2020
By Jack Stanley
Casio’s G-SHOCK has revealed the latest instalment in its high-end MR-G series of shock-resistant watches. The new release is named the MRG-B2000SH Shougeki-Maru, and is heavily inspired by the traditional kabuto helmet worn by Japanese samurai.
Alluding to this influence, the bezel has been hand-carved by metalsmith Masao Kobayashi, who has included an image of a dragon climbing to the heavens. The watch also features a pre-aged aesthetic reminiscent of the Shougeki-Maru kabuto helmet. G-SHOCK has used layers of brown and blue ion plating to give the watch a rugged look of rusted steel and navy blue ito odoshi, overlaying plates of armour bound together with blue string.
Along with its high-quality aesthetic design, the MRG-B2000SH can also be paired with a smartphone through Bluetooth, as well as receiving radio wave time calibration signals, meaning that it can automatically adapt to different time zones.
Only 400 of the watch are due to be made, with each one priced at S$10,588. The MRG-B2000SH Shougeki-Maru is due to arrive at G-SHOCK stores soon.
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