DOVER, N.J., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, in continued celebration of the MR-G 20th anniversary, Casio G-SHOCK reveals the limited edition, luxury MR-G GPS Hybrid Gold Hammer Tone timepiece, handcrafted in Yamagata, Japan. Only 300 of the special MRGG1000HG-9A timepieces will be available worldwide, with 10 available in the U.S., and each is handcrafted using the traditional Japanese Tsu-i-ki technique.
This is the second collaboration with third generation master metal craftsman Bihou Asano, who individually hammered each bezel and band of 300 watches using the Tsu-i-ki technique: a traditional craft method that creates unique relief patterns through hammering. The Tsu-i-ki method has been used to create parts of the Japanese Railway and Bullet Train. Each timepiece, which boasts a titanium case and bracelet band, and non-reflective sapphire crystal, also includes GPS satellite synchronization system for accuracy and comes equipped with Multiband 6 and Tough Solar capabilities.
To celebrate the release, a video has been created to showcase the timepiece's unparalleled craftsmanship, which can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/2gHfetN.
The world class timepiece also comes equipped with Shock Resistance, 200M Water Resistance, 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, in a case size of 49.8mm.
The MRGG1000HG-9A will retail for $6,200 USD and will be available for purchase in January 2017.
CASIO's shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch is synonymous with toughness, born from the developer Mr. Ibe's dream of 'creating a watch that never breaks'. Over 200 handmade samples were created and tested to destruction until finally in 1983 the first, now iconic G-SHOCK hit the streets of Japan and began to establish itself as 'the toughest watch of all time'. Each watch encompasses the 7 elements; electric shock resistance, gravity resistance, low temperature resistance, vibration resistance, water resistance, shock resistance and toughness. The watch is packed with Casio innovations and technologies to prevent it from suffering direct shock; this includes internal components protected with urethane and suspended timekeeping modules inside the watch structure. Since its launch, G-SHOCK has continued to evolve, continuing to support on Mr. Ibe's mantra "never, never give up." www.gshock.com
About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.
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