The ultimate in metal form, created with leading-edge technology and time-honoured artisanship — unparalleled strength and beauty befitting the pinnacle of the G-SHOCK brand

Basara was a term of respect used for samurai commanders who shattered conventions with a rebellious style that combined strength and a bold, lavish aesthetic. For this trailblazing watch, we first specially commissioned the making of an actual, one-of-a-kind MR-G Hana-Basara suit of armour based on the Basara commander spirit. Then we created this exceptional watch using the armour as the design motif. Employing ultra-hard COBARION and DAT55G alloys developed in Japan and inviting in a cutting/polishing artisan to apply techniques rarely used in metalwork, we achieved mirror-surface facet cuts in metal — a feat considered virtually impossible. This watch exudes a distinctive aesthetic sensibility and worldview that embraces two of Japan’s proudest heritages: cutting-edge technology and traditional craftsmanship.

 

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Born of artisanal technique and spirit, facet-cut bezel

For the bezel, we employed a facet-cutting technique borrowed from the gemstone arts. Cutting/polishing artisan KOMATSU Kazuhito applied crisp polishes to the many facets with their varying angles to achieve a brilliant, gleaming finish. Working with an ultra-hard alloy that is very tricky to process, kept production limited to just a few pieces per day — an intricate process that elevates this metal design to the realm of an artform.

KOMATSU Kazuhito

Cutting/polishing craftsman

President of the Komatsu Cutting Factory. Known foremost for his Hana Shinju faceted pearls produced by applying cuts to the surfaces of genuine pearls using traditional diamond-cutting techniques. The first Japanese artisan awarded 1st prize in the U.S.-based “Gemmy” awards for gem-cutting in 2009. Also awarded the 3rd Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award Prime Minister’s Prize. One of the foremost Japanese artisans in this field, highly esteemed worldwide.
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Super-hard alloys developed in Japan, combining strength with beauty

The bezel is made of COBARION®, a cobalt-chrome alloy boasting a hardness about four times that of pure titanium and said to have a more brilliant gleam than platinum. The case and band employ DAT55G, a titanium alloy with a hardness about three times that of pure titanium that offers excellent processability. With these super-hard alloys developed in Japan, we achieved an exterior design that delivers both strength with beauty.

*COBARION is a registered trademark of the Iwate Industry Promotion Centre and is manufactured exclusively by Eiwa Corporation.
*DAT is a registered trademark of Daido Steel Co ., Ltd. in Japan.
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Dark green DLC surface,
reproducing a time-honoured Japanese hue

The traditional Japanese hue kurogane-iro (literally “iron colour”) is reproduced on the bezel and band with our newly developed dark green DLC finish.
A name derived from the deep shade of green that appears on the surface of iron heated to high temperatures,
the colour evokes the distinguished presence of the iron-clad helmet and armour Basara samurai commanders wore.

A double hardening process to preserve the beauty of titanium

Face design inspired by
Hana-Basara armour

The dial design incorporates a kusari katabira chainmail-inspired woven pattern and mirror-finished components with a folding fan pattern.
The index features a curved form achieved with nanoprocessing to evoke the curvature of
a Japanese sword. Adopting the Hana-Basara armour’s blend of green, red, gold and black hues, the watch face presents a creative design look.

Clad Guard structure for reliable shock resistance and operability

Plate commemorating
the MR-G 25th anniversary

Brown AIP® (arc ion plating) is applied to the DAT55G case. A plate engraved with “25th LIMITED” adorns the case side to mark the 25th anniversary of the MR-G line.

*AIP®(arc ion plating) is a registered trademark of Kobe Steel, Ltd.

A double hardening process to preserve the beauty of titanium

Clad Guard structure
for reliable shock resistance
and operability

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.
*Image shows MRG-G2000HA-1A.

Clad Guard structure for reliable shock resistance and operability

Super Illuminator
(high-brightness LED light)
for maintaining watch readability in the dark

A double hardening process to preserve the beauty of titanium

Scratch-resistant,
highly transparent sapphire crystal

Clad Guard structure for reliable shock resistance and operability

Solar-powered timekeeping
with Bluetooth® and radio control
for enhanced accuracy
and reliability

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One of KOMATSU Kazuhito’s signature Hana Shinju faceted pearls
provides a final decorative touch
to the bezel featured on the kabuto helmet
of this Basara samurai commander-inspired armour.
An original creation made just for this
project, this suit of armour embodies the
worldview of the MRG-B2000BS.

 

Made by helmet/armour maker SUZUKINE Yuzan (main body)
and cutting/polishing artisan KOMATSU Kazuhito (maedate crest)

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Application

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Multiple functions, all at your fingertips

 

Watch status display: Graphical display of time-reception status, solar power generation status, internal data update history and more.

Self check (MRG-B2000) : Automatic evaluation of watch functions’ operational status. Displays a screen alert in the case of malfunction.

-Automatic time adjustment*
-World time for over 300 cities
-Home time/world time switching
-Timer/alarm setting
-Phone finder

* App screens shown here may differ from actual screens, since the app is currently under development.

※ The MRG-B1000 can connect with the push of a button, or four times daily on an automatic basis. The MRG-B2000 will connect automatically when within range of a paired smartphone.

* The Bluetooth® wordmark and logo are registered trademarks of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of these marks by Casio Computer Co., Ltd. is under license.
* Apple, Apple logo and iPhone are trademark of Apple Inc. registered in the United States and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
* IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. registered in the U.S.
* Android and other related marks are the trademarks of Google LLC.
* All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
* MRG-B2000B is certified under Japan’s Radio Act.
* Mobile Link features vary depending on mobile phone specifications and services offered by mobile carriers in your country.

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