G-Shock announced three new models for the top-of-the-line MR-G series for February 2021 in Asia: the MRG-B1000BA-1A, MRG-B2000B-1A, and MRG-B2000R-1A. These watches feature a navy blue accent color that is inspired by the traditional Japanese “kachi-iro” color symbolizing victory. The color was often used by samurai warriors on their armor and helmets. The MR-G series is made in Japan at the Premium Production Line in the Yamagato Casio factory.
All three models are made of titanium with a deep layer hardening and a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating for superior protection against scratches. All three also have sapphire glass with a non-reflective coating, Tough Solar power, Multi-Band-6 automatic radio time adjustment, and Bluetooth smartphone link. (The watches can be set up and operated without using Bluetooth at all.)
Update: G-Shock U.K. is now selling the MRG-B2000B-1ADR and MRG-B2000R-1ADR for £2,500 each at g-shock.co.uk (with very limited availability).
Update 2: Reeds Jewelers is now accepting pre-orders for the MRGB2000B-1A and MRGB2000R-1A in the U.S. for $3,000 each (links below). The watches will also be available for pre-order at Gshock.com on March 5.
G-Shock MRG-B1000BA-1A: The MRG-B1000BA-1A is a mid-size watch. The MRG-B1000 is the smallest of the MR-G models, and this is the third MRG-B1000 release. This model has a solid titanium band. The watch measures 52.2 x 46.2 x 14.6 millimeters and weighs 131 grams.
G-Shock MRG-B2000B-1A: The MRG-B2000B-1A has a solid titanium band. The MRG-B2000B-1A and the MRG-B2000R-1A below are the second and third MRG-B2000 models. The watch measures 54.7 x 49.8 x 16.9 millimeters and weighs 150 grams.
G-Shock MRG-B2000R-1A: The MRG-B2000R-1A has a Dura Soft Fluoro Rubber band with a one-touch folding clasp. The band has a Bishamon tortoise shell finish inspired by Bishamonten armor. The case is made of recrystallized titanium that results in a distinctive finish that resembles the “nie” crystals on Japanese sword blades. The watch measures 54.7 x 49.8 x 16.9 millimeters and weighs 138 grams.
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