Unrivaled Japanese craftsmanship infused with modernized technology, G-Shock’s MR-G model resurrects, paying homage to its pioneer. Birthed in 1981 by Casio’s head of watch design, Engineer Kikuo Ibe looked to transcend the fragility aspect of the everyday accessory, building a line grounded on durability and ability to withstand the naturals.
Since its inception in 1983, the brand looked to set foot into a more professional and discerning market resulting in the introduction of the G-Shock MR-G silhouette slated in a full-metal construction yet brimming themes of indestructibility and beauty a decade later. The series’ CMF (color, material, finish) underwent thorough production, fixed on tradition and its cutting-edge digital capabilities.
Similar to the reception of an Air Jordan 1 Retro, the revamped G-Shock MR-G showcases remnants of the original model, noting adjustments to its structure. Makers of the classic wrist piece utilized Black Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating in its production to provide a sleek and sharp finish, mirroring the appearance of its predecessor.
The MR-G bezel and dial culminate two Japanese hues: the Kachi-iro, or the victory color distinguished among samurai warriors, integrated through its deep shades of navy blue and Akazonae, or the all-crimson armor depicting valor by elite samurai units in the Warring States.