MR-G Akagane Theme to Release March 2016
DOVER, N.J., Feb. 26, 2016 – Casio G-SHOCK unveils a new variation of the MR-G series with the release of the MR-G Hybrid GPS, available in March 2016.
The MRGG1000DC-1A timepiece is made in Yamagata Japan, and is designed with a beautiful silver bezel and Akagane accents. Akagane is a stunning copper alloy with 3 to 5% gold that is most often used in traditional Japanese craftwork.
Upholding the unparalleled craftsmanship & dependability that G-SHOCK MR-G wearers have come to expect, the MRGG1000DC-1A features the hybrid technology of GPS and Multi-Band 6, Tough Solar, Sapphire Glass (Anti-Glare), and Ti-6A-4V+TIC Bezel. The case and bracelet are made out of Titanium.
The superior timepiece also comes equipped with shock resistance, 200M Water Resistance, Tough Solar, Tough Movement, Latitude Indicator, Airplane Mode, Dual Dial World Time (40TZ, 27 Cities+UTC), LED (Super Illuminator), Neo-brite Luminous Hands, Daily Alarm, Full Auto Calendar, 1/20th Sec. Stopwatch (24min), Countdown Timer (24Hr), Day/Date Display, and a case size of 49.8mm.
The MRGG1000DC-1A MR-G Hybrid GPS will retail for $2,600 USD and will be available for purchase March 2016. The model will be sold at key jewelers, select department stores, and the G-SHOCK NYC Soho store.
CASIO’s shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch is synonymous with toughness, born from the developer Mr. Ibe’s dream of ‘creating a watch that never breaks’. Over 200 handmade samples were created and tested to destruction until finally in 1983 the first, now iconic G-SHOCK hit the streets of Japan and began to establish itself as ‘the toughest watch of all time’. Each watch encompasses the 7 elements; electric shock resistance, gravity resistance, low temperature resistance, vibration resistance, water resistance, shock resistance and toughness. The watch is packed with Casio innovations and technologies to prevent it from suffering direct shock; this includes internal components protected with urethane and suspended timekeeping modules inside the watch structure. Since its launch, G-SHOCK has continued to evolve, continuing to support on Mr. Ibe’s mantra “never, never give up”.
About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957,Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.