Expressing the warrior’s spirit of strength and grace with pure white: Special design created with artisanal craftwork
Introducing a very special timepiece that integrates tradition with innovation, based on the motif of theShougeki-Maru: Gai, akabutohelmet Casio commissioned for the MR-G line, with the “Gai” designation signifying a pure white hue. Down to intricate facets of the moulding, the design incorporates the worldview of a samurai commander, exuding the strength to stay true to oneself. The pure white band, evoking the look of the whiteito odoshi* used in the helmet, is made with flexible fluoro rubber offering outstanding durability and stain resistance. The bezel, featuring a ferocious tiger design, is individually carved by the artisan who crafted the helmet’smaedatecrest. The meticulously designed timepiece, imbued with the craftsman’s spirit, is offered in a limited edition of only 700 pieces worldwide.
Bezel engraved with ferocious tiger design
The bezel captures themaedatecrest of theShougeki-Maru: Gaiwith a ferocious tiger design engraved by metalsmith KOBAYASHI Masao. A unique rock-grain relief pattern has been created with special chisels of varying sizes and forms to express the tiger’s striped pattern. Since each finish is applied by hand, every timepiece is completely unique.
Dura Soft Fluoro Rubber band expressing white to odoshi
The designation “Gai” of theShougeki-Maru: Gaiconnotes a pure shade of white. The distinctive whiteito odoshirepresents a pure, unadulterated hue, incorporating a sense of bold determination, the will to be true to oneself. This strength and beauty is expressed with the chronograph’s pure white band made with fluoro rubber — a soft, comfortable material offering strong resistance to deterioration over time.
Recrystallised titanium case: Imbued with the kabuto helmet’s sense of presence
A deep-layer hardening process and dark silver AIP® is applied to the titanium material to express the colour of the Shougeki-Maru: Gai helmet. The distinctive texture produced by the recrystallisation process gives the watch a rugged, valiant look. An engraved metal plate commemorating the G-SHOCK 40th anniversary is affixed to the side of the case.
*AIP (arc ion plating) is a registered trademark of Kobe Steel, Ltd.
Screw heads set with rubies, for deep crimson radiance
In commemoration of the G-SHOCK 40th anniversary, the heads of the screws securing the bezel are set with rubies, gems associated with passion and success. Showing commitment to ethical considerations, radiant, deep crimson rubies lab-grown by Kyocera are used. Together with the dial ring, which presents a circular red line in the design, the gems’ colour evokes the look of the red cord straps of theShougeki-Maru: Gaihelmet.
Special packaging: Fitting for a limited edition
The black-paintedkiri(Paulownia) wood case features a metal plate evoking the look of theodoshiplates of theShougeki-Maru: Gai.
Clad Guard structure for reliable shock resistance and operability
Protective parts are built into the crown and buttons to help absorb impacts to the module. A special construction keeps the MR-G logo, engraved on the crown, horizontally aligned when the crown is screw-locked.
*Image shows the MRG-B2000B-1A4.