Baselworld 2017: Casio G-Shock MR-G “Aka-Zonae”


This week at Baselworld 2017, Casio announced a very special version of their high-end titanium cased MR-G collection, which is clad with a unique deep crimson red color that pays homage to an elite warrior unit that was part of a feudal clan during Japan’s medieval Sengoku “Warring States” period. The red color was adapted from traditional Japanese armor, known as “aka-zonae” (or red-colored armor), which symbolized strength and unity.

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The G-Shock MR-G “Aka-Zonae” comes in a black PVD plated pure titanium case, that according to Casio, is exceptionally scratch resistant thanks to a process where the titanium is heated in a mixture of oxygen and nitrogen gas used to a 20-30µm hard layer on the material’s outer surface. Further, as part of a dual-layer hardening processing, after the titanium is hardened, DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating is applied to the surface to reinforce its abrasion resistance.

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GPS Hybrid Wave Ceptor technology utilizes time-calibration signals from both GPS satellites and standard atomic time radio wave transmissions (MultiBand6) to ensure the time on your watch will be accurately calibrated anywhere on earth – indoors or out – with automatic adjustments for daylight savings time.

In addition to the GPS Hybrid radio-controlled system, the watch features solar-powered timekeeping which allows light in through-the-dial to charge the watch. The power reserve of the battery can last for 7 months, after a full charge, even with no exposure to light.

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The titanium case and bracelet are satin- brushed for a completely matte finish. Gold-plating on the indexes, crown, lower pushpiece, part of the bracelet clasp, and front screws, add a luxurious touch to the elegant black, white, and crimson color scheme.

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A feature called “Clad Guard Structure” integrates the crown, pushpieces, and guards to increase shock resistance. Further shock protection is achieved by packing “Alpha Gel” αGEL® into the crown’s head.

The crown is gold-plated, with “MR-G” engraved on the end, and features a knurled design that makes it easy to grip, even with gloves on.

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Luminous material is applied to the hour and minute hands as well as the indices, however, to ensure visibility in any condition – even in complete darkness – there is also a “Super Illuminator” (high-brightness LED light) to illuminate the dial.

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A high-transparency, abrasion-resistant sapphire crystal with a non-reflective coating protects the dial and ensures clear visibility.

This watch has a dual dial world time function that allows you to view the time in 2 cities simultaneously. The function can access times in 40 different time zones. And an automatic daylight saving time setting function reduces the need for manual time correction.

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The G-Shock MR-G “Aka-Zonae” also has a 1/20th of a second chronograph and is water-resistant down to 200 meters. The retail price is $3,000. (Ref. MRG-G1000B-1A4)

Learn more at MR-G.

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