An exquisitely angular facet-cut bezel produces an eye-catching glossy luster, while the dominant grey-green metallic tone of the timepiece nods to a traditional kurogane-iro (literally “iron color”) and is vibrantly produced on the bezel and band with a new dark green DLC finishing technique and mirror-polishing. Throughout the production process of the MR-G line, G-SHOCK adopted Japanese traditions such as Tsuiki, or hand-hammered copperware and the use of koki-beni, or crimson, which is a traditional Japanese color. A mere handful of watches were produced each day, further elevating the high-art finishing of these cases. The bezels, which are the most distinctive feature, are inherently unique and owe their one-of-a-kind finish to the hand craftsmanship behind the Hana Basara.
The subtle cross-hatched dial design is inspired by the kusari katabira, traditional chainmail, with its mix of green, red, gold, and black echoing the traditional colors of a Basara commander’s armor. The overall color is subdued, but the bezel, index, second hand, and outer dial shine beautifully in the light, giving it a commanding presence. But while the overall effect is undeniably tough, it is also artful, avoiding overly-literal brutalist or cliched design cues that would define the MRG-B2000BS-3A as simply a military watch.