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CASIO G-SHOCK UNVEILS A BASEL SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION MR-G TIMEPIECE
Luxury G-Shock timepiece expands its range with a new titanium alloy treatment
Designed at Casio’s Yamagata Factory in Japan, the limited edition timepiece is crafted with a new titanium alloy treatment – Titanium 64. Ti64’s composition of 90% titanium, 6% aluminum, and 4% vanadium makes for a material that is seven times harder than pure titanium. Paired with the tough Ti64 protection is a “Japan Blu” DLC treatment on the case and bracelet, gold front screws and crown, and anti-glare sapphire glass. The finishing touch is a recrystalized bezel that is inspired by the nie pattern that is characteristic of Japanese swords and represents the pinnacle of Japanese craftsmanship. This process gives the bezel and metal plate a rich finish that reflects a distinctive glow in the light.
The MR-G Basel limited edition timepiece has an array of superior features, the most pronounced being the hybrid technology of GPS and Multiband 6, allowing for accurate timekeeping at all times, anywhere in the world. Additional features include Shock Resistance, 200M Water Resistance, Tough Solar, Latitude Indicator, Airplane Mode, World Time (29 Time Zones, 40 Cities + UTC), LED (Super Illuminator), Daily Alarm, Full Auto Calendar, 1/20th Sec. Stopwatch (24min), Countdown Timer (24Hr), and Day/Date Display, and a Case Size of 56.0 mm.
The G-SHOCK MR-G GPS Atomic Solar Hybrid Basel Special Limited Edition MRGG1000RT-1A will retail for $6,000.00 USD and be available September 2015 at select jewelers, G-SHOCK.com, and the G- SHOCK NYC Soho store.
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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”.
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.