Casio G-Shock MRG-G1000HT Hammer Tone: Traditional Japanese art

Casio G-Shock MRG-G1000HT Hammer Tone. Limited to 300 pieces, this timepiece commemorates the 20th anniversary of the MR-G (1996 to 2016). The decorations on the bezel and parts of the bracelet are created with the tsuiki metalworking technique made by Japanese master craftsman Bihou Asano. The bezel and bracelet have been applied with Japanese “Oboro-gin” (a silver-grey colour) finish resulting in a distinctive lustre. The screws and buttons have the “Akagane” or copper (red gold colour) finish for the deep brilliance. Photo: © Casio.

Casio G-Shock MRG-G1000HT Hammer Tone. Limited to 300 pieces and priced at US$6,200 / SGD8,888, this timepiece commemorates the 20th anniversary of the MR-G (1996 to 2016). The decorations on the bezel and parts of the bracelet are created with the tsuiki metalworking technique made by Japanese master craftsman Bihou Asano. The bezel and bracelet have been applied with Japanese “Oboro-gin” (a silver-grey colour) finish resulting in a distinctive lustre. The screws and buttons have the “Akagane” or copper (red gold colour) finish for the deep brilliance. Photo: © Casio.

The Casio G-Shock MRG-G1000HT Hammer Tone commemorates the 20th anniversary of the MR-G (1996 to 2016). The highlights are the decorations on the bezel and parts of the bracelet created with the tsuiki metalworking technique.

Such traditional Japanese “hammer tone” finishing is possible with the assistance of Bihous Asano, a master craftsman in metalworking.

In addition, the bezel and bracelet have been applied with Japanese “Oboro-gin” (a silver-grey colour) finish traditionally used for sword accessories and ornaments, resulting in a distinctive lustre.

The screws and buttons have the “Akagane” or copper (red gold colour) finish, used on traditional Japanese armour and handicrafts to achieve deep brilliance.

 

 

 

 

As compared to the original MR-G 100 of 1996, Casio’s G-Shock MRG-G1000HT features an analog display and has a crown. The MR-G 100 has a digital quartz display and does not have a crown.

The Casio G-Shock MRG-G1000HT Tsuiki Hammer Tone features the GPS Hybrid Wave Ceptor. This means that it has the capability to use radio wave time-calibration signals and receive GPS (Global Positioning System) satellite signals to synchronise the time on the wristwatch anywhere in the world.

Casio G-Shock MRG-G1000HT
Tsuiki Hammer Tone 20th Limited Edition
Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the first MR-G (1996 to 2016)
Technical Specficiations:
• Shock-resistant construction
• Water-resistant to 20 bar
• Solar power system (solar-charging system)
• Around 18 months continuous operation with the power-saving function
• Water-resistant to 20 bar
• Sapphire crystal
• Able to receive GPS signals and radio wave signals for time calibration
• World time (27 cities with 40 time zones)
• Stopwatch
• Countdown timer
• Alarm
• Metal plate at case side (10 o’clock position) engraved with “20TH Limited”
• Case dimensions: 54.7mm by 49.8mm by 16.9mm
• Case and band in titanium
• Total weight: approx. 153g
Limited to 300 pieces

Another related Casio article on timewerke.com is:
i. Casio’s G-Shock MRG-G1000HT is Hammered!