Casio to Release New MR-G G-SHOCK with “Akagane” (Copper Color) Realized with Ion Plating-Evoking a Metal Appreciated in Japan since Ancient Times

Full Metal Shock-Resistant Watch Reflects the Beauty of Traditional Japanese Craftsmanship Advanced Timekeeping System Receives Both GPS and Radio Wave Time-Calibration Signals

January 29, 2016

MRG-G1000DC
MRG-G1000DC

TOKYO, January 29, 2016 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the latest addition to the flagship MR-G Series in the G-SHOCK line of shock-resistant watches. The new G-SHOCK MRG-G1000DC features “Akagane” (copper color) accents realized with ion plating, evoking a metal that has been used in traditional Japanese metalwork, much prized in Japan over the centuries. The new model reflects the beauty of traditional Japanese craftsmanship.

The MR-G series offers the ultimate in tough watch design. It combines a sense of quality evoked by finely finished metallic elements with the distinctively solid feel of G-SHOCK, which conveys its shock-resistant performance. MR-G has gained popularity among adults who want to enjoy a G-SHOCK watch for many years to come.

The new G-SHOCK MRG-G1000DC inherits the features of the model it is based on, the MRG-G1000—an advanced timekeeping system that receives both Global Positioning System (GPS) and radio wave time-calibration signals and offers Dual Dial World Time, which simultaneously displays the time in two different cities. Moreover, the new model offers a look that reflects the beauty of traditional Japanese craftsmanship.

A beautiful warm copper hue found in traditional Japanese metalwork has been used to accent the numerals, inset dials, and crown, as well as the guards that reinforce the shock-resistance of the side buttons. The copper-colored accents realized with ion plating deliver a Japanese artistic style within a tough design. The case and band have received titanium-carbide processing, and Sallaz polishing, the ultimate in polishing technology, has been used to ensure that the metallic surfaces shine beautifully for many years. As part of a pursuit of toughness, the bezel is made from Ti64*, which is even harder than puretitanium, and DLC coating has been applied to the surface of the four bezel screws and to the side buttons in the 2 and 4 o'clock positions. The result is a special model that will be appreciated has timeless appeal.

*Ti64 is a type of alloy made from 90% titanium, 6% aluminum, and 4% vanadium


MRG-G1000DC
MRG-G1000DC
Button surface with DLC coating and copper-colored crown and guard pipes

Button surface with DLC coating and
copper-colored crown and guard pipes

Specifications


Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
200 meters
GPS Signal Frequency
1575.42MHz
Radio Frequency
77.5 kHz (DCF77: Germany); 60 kHz (MSF: UK); 60 kHz (WWVB: USA); 40 kHz (JJY: Fukushima, Japan) / 60 kHz (JJY: Kyushu, Japan); 68.5 kHz (BPC: China)
GPS Signal Reception
Time-calibration (auto, *manual); acquisition of position information (manual)
*GPS signals are received automatically when the watch recognized they are available in the area.
Radio Wave Reception
Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day)
World Time
27 cities (40 time zones, daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time: auto summer time (DST) switching
Stopwatch
1/20-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 24 minutes; elapsed time
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second (maximum 24 hours)
Alarm
1 independent daily alarm
Other functions
Full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; battery level indicator; LED light (super illuminator and afterglow)
Power Source
Tough Solar™ power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous Operation
About 18 months with the power-saving function *ON after full charge
*Power-saving after a certain period in a dark location
Size of Case
54.7 × 49.8 × 16.9 mm
Total Weight
Approx. 153 g