Limited to just 400-units worldwide, the Casio G-Shock MRG-B2000SH Shougeki-Maru watch draws inspiration from the traditional kabuto (helmet) worn by Japanese samurai. The watch was modeled after Shougeki-Maru, an original kabuto piece that was commissioned for MR-G, resembling what Japanese samurai wore when heading into battle. Each bezel is individually hand-carved by metalsmith Masao Kobayashi with an image of a dragon climbing to the heavens. Read more for a video and additional information.
Upon closer inspection, you’ll see that the surface of the bezel, and band, simulates the tetsu sabiji (rusted steel) finishing technique used on the Shougeki-Maru kabuto helmet. This was accomplished through the use of special dies based on the sand dies by casting artisan Masanao Kikuchi. The bezel and band were also finished with layers of brown and blue ion plating (IP) to create the rugged look of rusted steel, giving it a unique textured finish. Plus, it even pairs with a smartphone via Bluetooth and receives radio wave time-calibration signals, automatically correcting the time upon arriving in whatever time zone you’re in, without having to manually set anything. One caveat: it’ll set you back a cool $9,720 USD.
- Features 1/100 second stopwatch with measuring capacity of 23:59'59.99" with measuring unit: 1/100 second (for the first 60 minutes)1 second (after 60 minutes) and measuring mode with elapsed time and auto calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2039) with approximate battery life of 3 years
- Protective mineral crystal dial window
- Features chronograph, dual time display, luminosity, shock resistance, and stopwatch
- Water resistant to 660 feet (200 M): suitable for recreational scuba diving
- Accuracy +/- 15 seconds per month
Third-generation metal craftsman working in Shiga Prefecture’s city of Otsu. Active as a metal engraver as well, with experience studying engraving in Kyoto. Works with a wide range of decorative metal crafts, including crafting shrine and temple fixtures, restoring historic cultural assets, crafting tea ceremony implements and engaging in artistic craftwork. One of Japan’s premier artisanal metalworkers,” said Casio.