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Casio’s big Beasts make rare appearance on Thai shores

Jul 04. 2019
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Fresh from Baselworld, the world’s largest watch and jewellery fair in Switzerland, the G-Shock Beasts are stomping into Thailand.

Fronting the latest collection of wrist candy from the Casio brand is the MRG-G2000G from the Majesty Reality G-Shock line of high-end watches. The design is inspired by the ancient Gassan family of sword makers, patronised by Japanese emperors for over eight centuries.

Each watch is hand-finished by master craftsman Sadanobu Gassan himself, with yasuri-me (rasp marks) that have been a signature of Gassan swords for centuries. Meanwhile modern science applies the distinctive purple sheen, courtesy of the arc ion plating technique. 

For watch-lovers seeking their inner ninja, a limited edition of 300 pieces are available worldwide, but five will be on show at the Central International Watch Fair 2019, at Central Chidlom from August 20 to September 16.

To celebrate the 20th year anniversary of the popular MT-G (Metal Twisted G-Shock) line, the brand has crafted another masterpiece with its MTG-B1000RB-2G. The watch features unique “moon-bow” ion plating that refracts light to evoke a coloured lunar rainbow. The colour gradations on the bezel are also subtly different for each watch.

This limited edition model will be exclusively available at the annual Siam Paragon Watch Expo 2019 at Paragon Department Store from July 9 to 14.

Part of the latest line-up of shock-resistant watches featuring carbon fibre, the Gravity Master GWR-B1000-X comes sheathed in a carbon monocoque casing crafted by Casio for maximum strength and durability.

Outdoor enthusiasts, meanwhile, might want to consider the Mudmaster GG-B100. Designed with the all-new Carbon Core Guard structure and Triple Resist system, the Mudmaster combines strength and durability with a feather-like weight of only 92 grams. The watch also features a special Quad Sensor that includes a compass, barometer/altimeter, thermometer and step-counter (pedometer), along with Bluetooth connectivity that links to the G-Shock Connected app.

Also in the collection is the GMW-B5000V, with an iconic square design. The black aged IP treatment on this model gives the watch its vintage looks. The classic styling hides a Connected Engine, which maintains accurate time anywhere in the world via a paired smartphone and radio wave time-calibration signals.

 

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