Casio's MRG-B2000SG 40th anniversary pays homage to the strong determination of a samurai warrior who stays true to their own convictions.

Casio’s G-SHOCK 40th Anniversary

Celebrating the Strong Determination of the Samurai Warrior

By Ava Svobodová

Updated 04:31 pm EDT, October 19, 2023

Published 04:29 pm EDT, October 18, 2023

Casio honored today the strong determination of a samurai warrior who stays true to their own convictions. The release of a new addition to the MR-G series, the flagship line of the G-SHOCK brand of shock-resistant watches, celebrates the 40th anniversary of the G-SHOCK brand.

Honoring the Shougeki-Maru: Gai kabuto helmet, the MRG-B2000SG features the helmet’s maedate crest with a tiger pattern and evokes white ito odoshi. That means, overlaying plates of armor bound together with white string. Only 700 of these limited timepieces are available worldwide.

Casio's MRG-B2000SG 40th anniversary pays homage to the strong determination of a samurai warrior who stays true to their own convictions.
Casio MRG-B2000SG

The Same Indomitable Spirit as the Warriors of Old

In its shock-resistant construction, the Casio MRG-B2000SG embodies the Shougeki-Maru: Gai samurai helmet’s bold determination. It also features a white band complemented with a bezel engraved by a master metalsmith.

The bezel captures the helmet’s maedate crest with a ferocious tiger design, symbolizing strength. The legendary master metalsmith Kobayashi Masao engraves this limited timepiece. The tiger stripes are expressed in a unique rock-grain relief pattern that varies in size and shape.

The Shougeki-Maru: Gai helmet is Casio's inspiration to the strong determination of a samurai warrior who stays true to their own convictions.
The Shougeki-Maru: Gai

The pure white band evokes the look of the white ito odoshi of the helmet. It represents a pure, unadulterated hue. Additionally, it incorporates a sense of bold determination and the will to be true to oneself. The fluor rubber band provides a flexible fit on the wrist, excellent durability, and stain resistance.

The case, made with titanium material, is ion-plated in a dark silver color and finished with a deep-layer hardening process to increase the hardness and bring out the crystalline pattern. These finishes give the watch a rugged look while reproducing the color of the helmet. The metal plate commemorating Casio’s G-SHOCK 40th anniversary on the side of the case, and the screw heads set with rubies, the gem of passion and success, add special touches befitting an exceptional commemorative timepiece.

In summary, Casio’s 40th anniversary is a must for the determined and modern samurai warrior who navigates the complexities of the digital age with cutting-edge technology.

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