Introducing MR-G “Hana-Basara” MRG-B2000BS-3A
In 2020, Casio G-Shock has launched the MRG-B2000SH; in 2021, the hype continues with the "Warrior Kachi-iro" MRG-B2000R-1A. Both of these launches are astonishing and sold out almost immediately. This hype is non-stoppable! Casio has recently announced the MRG-B2000BS-3A.
MRG-B2000BS-3A's designed based on the concept of Hana-Basara - a Basara commander spirit - with Basara referring to a term of respect for samurai commanders who rebelliously broke conventions with a bold and lavish aesthetic, this G-Shock MRG-B2000BS -3A edition is the ultimate representation of absolute toughness, leading-edge technology, and timeless craftsmanship.
Made of ultra-hard COBARIAN AND DAT55G alloys developed in Japan, the bezel and band boast a traditional Japanese hue kurogane-iro (literally “iron colour”) with a unique Dark Green DLC finish. A name derived from the deep shade of green that appears when iron is heated at high temperatures, the colour evokes the iron-clad helmet and armour Basara samurai commanders wore.
Employing a facet-cutting technique commonly used in gemstone arts, the bezel is cut and polished by the skilled artisan Komatsu Kazuhito who kept production limited to just a few pieces per day, giving an angular look and gleaming finish to this MR-G model that is a style of its own.
Inspired by the armour of Hana-Basara, the dial features green, red, gold and black colors with a Kursari Katabira (chain mail) woven pattern and a folding fan pattern on the outer dial. The index features a curved form achieved through nano processing to match the curvature of a Japanese sword. The DAT55G case has a Brown AIP (arc ion plating) with an engraved plate gracing the case side, marking the Casio G-Shock 25th anniversary of the MR-G series. All in all, this piece is a definite work of art.
Last but not least, some history for those who may want to know more about the G-Shock MR-G. The first MR-G was launched in 1996, it was the apex of G-Shock watchmaking. An all-metal constructed G-Shock was extraordinarily appealing then and now. The MRG-100 was technologically and aesthetically the best of the best, it is the ultimate grail watch for die-hard G-Shock fans. At that time, the MR-Gs are referred to as "Mister G"; many G-Shock fans from the 90's still referring Mister G nowadays.
MRG-B2000BS-3A and all other MR-G watches are masterfully crafted in Japan and exalt not only the toughness G-SHOCK has been known for over its nearly 40-year history but also a centuries-old tradition of Japanese hand-craftsmanship.
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