Casio has a new G-Shock that just went on sale this month. This upgraded Casio G-Shock MR-G, a limited edition Basel special version of the model is designed at watchmaker’s Yamagata Factory in Japan. Along with the new model Casio also bring in a new material. It is made from a newly developed titanium alloy treatment named Titanium 64 that consists of 90% titanium, 6% aluminum, and 4% vanadium. The new composition is said to be seven times tougher than pure titanium.
The new Casio G-Shock MR-G feature tough Ti64 protection “Japan Blu” DLC treatment on the case and bracelet. Other highlights include gold front screws and crown, and anti-glare sapphire glass. Giving the watch an unorthodox finish is its recrystallized bezel – inspired by the nie patterns seen on traditional Japanese swords. They all come packed in a 56.0 mm case.
Looks are one thing and its top class functions and features are another. The long list of things it can do include World Time for 29 Time Zones in 40 Cities plus UTC, Shock Resistance, 200M Water Resistance, Tough Solar, Latitude Indicator and Airplane Mode. It also feature LED (Super Illuminator), Daily Alarm, Full Auto Calendar, 1/20th Sec. Stopwatch (24min), Countdown Timer (24Hr) and Day/Date Display.
If you really wants to know here is its official full name – the G-SHOCK MR-G GPS Atomic Solar Hybrid Basel Special Limited Edition MRGG1000RT-1A. I would say this timepiece is a real good deal as it costs just $6,000 and comes packed with excellent features. It is now available at select jewelers, G-Shock.com and the G-Shock NYC Soho store.