Casio Singapore and Cortina Watch Unveil Two New Premium G-SHOCKs MRG-G2000HA and MTG-B1000

July 10, 2018

10 July 2018 – CASIO Singapore launched its two new premium G-SHOCKs MRG-G2000HA and MTG-B1000 last Friday, 6 July 2018 at Cortina Watch, Mandarin Gallery. Singapore is one of the first markets in the world to carry the timepieces, which were unveiled earlier in March at Baselworld 2018, where CASIO presented its novelties for the year.

Commemorating the 35th anniversary of G-SHOCK, MUJAKU, 10 special sets of the limited edition G-SHOCK MRG-G2000HA and premium Japanese sake MUJAKU will be available exclusively at Cortina Watch, Mandarin Gallery.

In an ode to Japanese tradition, the event was officially launched with the “Kagami-biraki”, otherwise known as the sake barrel breaking ceremony, by Mr Shigeru Watanabe, Managing Director of Casio Singapore, Mr Jeremy Lim, Chief Operating Officer of Cortina Watch, Mr Shingo Ishizaka, Chief Engineer of Product Planning Department, Timepiece Product Division of Casio Japan, Ms Natsuko Matsuura, President of Archis, and Mr Akio Hara, Vice President of Archis.

The MRG-G2000HA is the latest addition to the MR-G collection, the flagship of CASIO’s G-SHOCK line-up. This timepiece draws its inspiration from the tsuba (sword guard), a fitting on Japanese swords that doesn’t just protect its wielder’s hands and contribute to the weapon’s balance, but also serves as a decorative element on the sword. The MRG-G2000HA similarly melds both form and function. The former is achieved with its bezel and bracelet centre links, which have been crafted to resemble a style of sword guards known as tetsu-tsuba. Specifically, their indentations recall the hammering technique used to create tetsu-tsuba, while their colours bring to mind murasaki-gane (deep violet metal) and suaka copper – coloured alloys used in various traditional Japanese crafts.

To achieve these hues, Arc Ion Plating (AIP) was used to apply a hard coloured coating to the components, which have already been pre-treated with a deep-layer hardening technique. The result is a richly-coloured surface that’s also especially abrasion-resistant – form backed with function. The MRG-G2000HA matches this scratchproof, shock-resistant exterior with a Connected Engine 3-Way module that has GPS, terrestrial radio wave, and Bluetooth connectivity. It is thus able to keep time accurately anywhere in the world, and can be paired with a smartphone for updates and on-the-fly adjustments.

MRG-G2000HA
MRG-G2000HA
MTG-B1000
MTG-B1000

The MTG-B1000 is the newest model from the MT-G collection. The timepiece features the latest evolution of the MT-G collection’s unique Core Guard Structure, which links the bezel and back cover with planar parts to form a protective metal “cage” that houses the watch module. This has allowed the layout of parts to be optimised for a more streamlined case profile, which in turn enhances wearability of the watch.

With its Connected Engine module, the MTG-B1000 is capable of receiving radio wave time-calibration signals to keep time accurately around the world. The watch’s Bluetooth connectivity also allows it to access local time servers via a paired smartphone, while also enabling app-based updates and adjustments of its other functions, including alarms and the worldtimer.

Each set of the MRG-G2000HA, which sees a limited run of just 350 watches worldwide, and premium Japanese sake MUJAKU will retail for S$11,888 in Singapore. Two references of the MTG-B1000 are available; the MTG-B1000-1ADR will retail for S$1,199, while the MTG-B1000B-1ADR with black Ion Plating (IP) treatment will retail for S$1,249.

From 6 July to 15 July, visit the special G-SHOCK pop-up boutique at Cortina Watch, Mandarin Gallery to experience the artisan journey of G-SHOCK premium watchmaking.

Specifications

MRG-G2000HA

Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
200 meters
Magnetic Resistance
ISO 764-compliant magnetic resistance
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 recognises that they are available
Radio Wave Reception
Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day)
Communication Specifications Communication Standard
Bluetooth® low energy*
Signal Range
Up to 2m (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)
World Time
39 cities (39 time zones*, daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time; automatic Daylight Saving Time adjustments
  • May be updated when connected to a smartphone
Stopwatch
1/1-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 24 minutes; elapsed time
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second (maximum 24 hours)
Alarm
1 independent daily alarm
Other Functions
Smartphone Link functions (world time: over 300 cities, automatic time adjustment, easy watch setting); automatic hand correction (hour, minute and second hand); 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 23 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. 152g

MTG-B1000

Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
200 meters
Magnetic Resistance
ISO 764-compliant magnetic resistance
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)
Radio Wave Reception
Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day)
Communication Specifications Communication Standard
Bluetooth® low energy*
Signal Range
Up to 2m (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)
World Time
27 cities (39 time zones*, daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time; automatic Daylight Saving Time adjustments; home time/world time switching
  • May be updated when connected to a smartphone
Stopwatch
1/1-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 23:59:59; measuring mode: elapsed time
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second (maximum 24 hours)
Alarm
1 independent daily alarm
Other Functions
Smartphone Link functions (world time: over 300 cities, automatic time adjustment, easy watch setting), day and date display, full auto-calendar, LED light (super illuminator and afterglow), battery level indicator
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
55.8 × 51.7 × 14.4 mm
Total Weight
Approx. 123g

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