G-Shock Singapore announced the G-Shock MRG-B2000BS-3A Hana-Basara Edition. “Hana-Basara” refers to the Basara commander spirit, and “Basara” was a term of respect for samurai commanders who shattered conventions with a bold and lavish aesthetic.
The bezel and band are made of ultra-hard Cobarion and DAT55G alloys, and the bezel is cut and polished by artisan Komatsu Kazuhito. The mirror-surface facet cuts give the bezel an angular look that is very distinct from other MR-G models. The bezel and band also have a traditional “kurogane-iro” hue that is the result of a newly developed dark green DLC finish. The name refers to the deep shade of green that appears when iron is heated, with the color evoking the iron-clad helmets and armor of Basara samurai commanders.
The dial features a “Kusari Katabira” (chain mail) woven pattern and a folding fan pattern on the outer dial. The dial’s green, red, gold and black colors are inspired by the Hana-Basara armor. The DAT55G case has a Brown AIP (arc ion plating) and an engraved plate to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the MR-G series.
The launch date and price were not revealed. Visit G-Shock.sg to sign up for updates.
Update: G-Shock U.K. has the MRG-B2000BS-3ADR (£6,729) listed as coming soon. The MRG-B2000BS-3A was announced for a June 2021 release in Asia. G-Shock U.S. is releasing the MRGB2000BS3A with a list price of $8,000.
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