The Casio G-Shock MRG-G1000B-1A4 Akazonae

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Now, if you’re going to be named for the leaders of shock troops commanded by “the crimson demon of war,” you’d better measure up in the toughness department, which the MRG-G1000B-1A4 certainly does. The case and bracelet are titanium, which has been given Casio’s “Deep Layer Hardening” treatment (making it about 5 times harder than ordinary titanium) and for scratch resistance, both case and bracelet are coated with DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon). In a departure from normal Casio practice, many operations are accessed via a screw-down crown (a feature characteristic of this Casio module). Water resistance is 200 meters; and a number of construction features are in place which enhance shock resistance, such as a carbon fiber low-mass seconds hand (less apt to be displaced by strong shocks) and a one-piece structure for the hour markers – they’re all part of one, crown-like unit, most of which is hidden by the dial; this means indexes aren’t going to drop off (ever). The crystal is sapphire, with antireflective coating… More at Hodinkee.

$3,000 is a lot of money for a G-Shock, but knowing Casio this will be exceptionally well made and I kind of like the look of it. Sometimes you need materials and colours to clash to create a form that stands out.

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