G-Shocks occupy a space in my mind where you get a rugged, affordable watch that could last through years, maybe decades of abuse. Releasing a $4,300 USD version of a G-Shock breaks that affordability, and I’m not even mad. It’s hand-engraved, made of an all-titanium case, and is fantastic.

I love titanium. The MRGG2000RJ-2A has an all titanium case, case back, and clasp, all of which have undergone a hardening treatment to make them more durable and scratch resistant. The crystal is a sapphire with AR coating for increased legibility. The bezel is a Murasaki-gane metal and Cobarion, both premium materials that make the bezel two or three times stronger than stainless steel. It is ion-plated with a purple/violet finish that looks stunning.

The G-Shock MRGG2000RJ-2A uses three methods to set the time automatically: GPS, multi-band 6 Atomic technology, and Bluetooth connectivity to a mobile phone app. It also recharges using Casio’s ToughSolar tech.

Standard G-Shock features are

  • 200M water resistance and shock resistance
  • World time
  • Daily alarm
  • Countdown timer
  • Automatic Date Update
  • Airplane Mode
  • Super Illuminator LED light
  • Full auto calendar
  • Countdown timer
  • Day/date display

G-Shock exists because the founder of Casio, Mr. Ibe, wanted to create “a watch that never breaks”. For $4,300 USD, you could have one at select jewelers, beginning in February. g-shock.com

ByVictor Marks

sometimes described as "The best bang since the Big One."

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