|Quick specs Casio G-Shock MR-G GPS Hybrid Gold Hammer Tone MRGG1000HG-9A
Price: $ 6,200 | approx. € 5.700
Size: 54.7 x 49.8 mm
The G-Shock collection (since 1983) from Casio contains models for 99 US dollars or Euro’s. This limited edition Casio G-Shock MR-G GPS Hybrid Gold Hammer Tone MRGG1000HG-9A is doing around 6,000. It’s their top model of the MR-G collection with some extraordinary features and it celebrates 20 years of MR-G.
First there is the titanium case. It has a lug to lug height of 54.7 millimeters, is 49.8 millimeters width and 16.9 millimeters thick. Which means you will wear a clock around your wrist, not a watch. The bracelet is also from titanium. The titanium is heated in a mixture of oxygen and nitrogen gas used to create a 20-30µm hard layer on the material’s outer surface. So, in fact it is harder than pure titanium.
Each Casio G-Shock MR-G GPS Hybrid Gold Hammer Tone MRGG1000HG-9A is handcrafted with a hammer
Second, each one of this 300 pieces limited edition is handcrafted using the traditional Japanese Tsu-i-ki technique. This is a traditional craft method that creates unique relief patterns through hammering. The third generation master metal craftsman Bihou Asano individually hammers each bezel and band of the 300 watches using this Tsu-i-ki technique.
Third, inside is a Casio quartz movement with GPS controlled world times using national radio time signal broadcasts as a backup in case no GPS connection is available. It has solar charging, a perpetual calendar, a world time indication, chronograph, alarm, latitude indicator, battery power warning system. And more functions you will probably never discover. Everything you can do with a traditional watch, can be done by this G-Shock as well. But it’s huge. And ugly. Also beautiful. But nerdy. And very cool. Besides, its name is too long and there are some pretty alternatives in the same price range. But non of them can do what this Casio can.
technical data Casio G-Shock MR-G GPS Hybrid Gold Hammer Tone MRGG1000HG-9A
Casio quartz | Tough Solar Movement, Latitude Indicator, Airplane Mode, Dual Dial World Time (40TZ, 27 Cities +UTC), Full Auto LED (Super Illuminator), Daily Alarm, Full Auto Calendar, 1/20th Sec. Stopwatch (24min), Countdown Timer (24Hr) and Day/Date Display | Needle position automatic correction function | Battery charge warning function |
Power saving function (in the dark to save power and hand movement to stop after a certain time has elapsed)
|Case & dial:
54.7 x 49.8 mm | Titanium with dark gold IP-coated case | Thickness: 16.9 mm | Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating | Indigo blue DLC-coated dial | Water-resistance: 200 m / 20 ATM
Solid titanium | Tight lock mechanism with clasp
|Price Casio G-Shock MR-G GPS Hybrid Gold Hammer Tone MRGG1000HG-9A:
$ 6,200 | approx. € 5.700