Taking inspiration from a KABUTO (helmet) specially created for the MR-G series, the MRG-B2000SH evokes the noble spirit and aesthetic sensibility of a samurai commander. Representing the helmet’s maedate (crest), each bezel features the image of a dragon hand carved by a metalsmith highly skilled in the technique of chasing. The case and band, cast with specially-produced metal dies, simulate the rugged look of rusted steel, with finishes of brown and blue aged IP for a time-worn appearance. G-SHOCK has teamed up with specialists in traditional arts to unite proud Japanese craftsmanship and advanced technology.
Made by: Helmet/armor maker Yuzan Suzukine (main body) and chaser Masao Kobayashi (maedate crest)
The Shougeki-Maru’s bezel evokes a helmet’s crest. Highly skilled in the technique of chasing, metalsmith Masao Kobayashi has carved the image of a mythical dragon on each. With his hand carving, no two watches are exactly alike.
The Shougeki-Maru’s bezel and band impart its textural feel. Forged using a sand die by Masanao Kikuchi, it reproduces the look of rugged, rusted steel. This highly-skilled technique using a sand die, with brushes and misting tools, is required to bring out the unique textured finish in the metal’s surface.
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Titanium treated with a deep-hardening process is finished with layers of both brown and blue IP. Removal of the blue IP from the convex surface produces the watch’s unique look, with its rusted steel texture and prominent ascending-dragon image. The coloration of the watch also creates the look of the navy blue ”KON ITO ODOSHI” * used in Japanese helmets and armor.
A heat treatment applied to the titanium creates a unique crystallized pattern effect. The combination of deep-hardening treatment and brown AIP®* offers enhanced resistance to abrasion.
*AIP® (arc ion plating) is a registered trademark of Kobe Steel, Ltd.
Integration of the crown/buttons and guard parts offers improved shock resistance. αGEL®* inserted into the crown helps to absorb shocks.
*αGEL is a registered trademark of Taica Corporation.
The Super Illuminator function lights up the watch dial with high-intensity light, to ensure readability in the dark.
A scratch-resistant, non-reflective coating applied to the high-transparency sapphire crystal assures clear visibility.
Easy operation and multi-functionality at will.
Graphically display time reception status, solar power generation status, internal data update history, etc.
Automatic diagnosis of whether each function of the watch works properly. If there is an abnormality, let the user know in the screen display.
"Bluetooth" is a registered trademark of U.S. Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
An elegantly beautiful titanium model for the mid-size series of the G-SHOCK MR-G flagship lineup. Everything possible has been done to reflect the metal crafting aesthetics of armor, swords, and other Japanese arms, which have been symbols of power in Japan since time immemorial.
The ultimate in materials, form, finish, and functions combine to create the latest in Bluetooth radio controlled, solar-powered timekeeping.