As featured on Revolution, January 31, 2019
by Keith W. Strandberg
To celebrate its latest, and most expensive, MR-G timepiece, Casio enlisted famous swordsmith Teruhira Kamiyama to hand-engrave the Japanese characters jyuryokumaru (meaning “gravity in English) on the caseback.
Selling at SGD $6,999, this special connected MR-G G-SHOCK was created to be the top of the line. The all-titanium case underwent Arc Ion Plating to give it a mirror-like, purple finish, and the case, back cover and clasp underwent a deep-hardening treatment to make it five times harder than regular titanium. The bezel of the new MR-G is created from Murasaki-gane metal and Cobarion; two materials that combine to make the bezel two to three times stronger than stainless steel.
“The MR-G line is geared toward G-Shock and high-end watch collectors,” said a spokesperson for G-Shock in an exclusive exchange with Revolution Watch. “Customers often choose a MR-G watch for its Japanese hand craftsmanship and the fact that there’s only a limited number of them out in the world.”
Having famous swordsmith Teruhira Kamiyama engrave each MR-G timepiece was a real coup for Casio and only heightens the exclusivity of this piece.
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