Expressing the warrior’s spirit of strength and grace with pure white.
Introducing a very special timepiece that integrates tradition with innovation, based on the motif of the Shougeki-Maru: Gai, akabuto helmet CASIO commissioned for the MR-G line, with the “Gai” designation signifying a pure white hue. Down to intricate facets of the moulding, the design incorporates the worldview of a samurai commander, exuding the strength to stay true to oneself.
The pure white band, evoking the look of the white ito odoshi (the overlaying plates of armour bound together with white string) used in the helmet, is made with flexible fluoro rubber offering outstanding durability and stain resistance. The bezel, featuring a ferocious tiger design, is individually carved by the artisan who crafted the helmet’s maedate crest.
The meticulously designed timepiece, imbued with the craftsman’s spirit, is offered in a limited edition of only 700 pieces worldwide.
Bezel engraved with ferocious tiger design
The bezel captures the maedate crest of the Shougeki-Maru: Gai with a ferocious tiger design engraved by metalsmith KOBAYASHI Masao. A unique rock-grain relief pattern has been created with special chisels of varying sizes and forms to express the tiger’s striped pattern.
Since each finish is applied by hand, every timepiece is completely unique.
Dura Soft Fluoro Rubber band expressing white to odoshi
The designation “Gai” of the Shougeki-Maru: Gai connotes a pure shade of white. The distinctive white ito odoshi represents a pure, unadulterated hue, incorporating a sense of bold determination, the will to be true to oneself. This strength and beauty is expressed with the chronograph’s pure white band made with fluoro rubber — a soft, comfortable material offering strong resistance to deterioration over time.
In commemoration of the G-SHOCK 40th anniversary, the heads of the screws securing the bezel are set with rubies, gems associated with passion and success. Showing commitment to ethical considerations, radiant, deep crimson rubies lab-grown by Kyocera are used. Together with the dial ring, which presents a circular red line in the design, the gems’ colour evokes the look of the red cord straps of the Shougeki-Maru: Gai helmet.
A deep-layer hardening process and dark silver AIP® is applied to the titanium material to express the colour of the Shougeki-Maru: Gai helmet. The distinctive texture produced by the recrystallisation process gives the watch a rugged, valiant look. An engraved metal plate commemorating the G-SHOCK 40th anniversary is affixed to the side of the case.
*AIP (arc ion plating) is a registered trademark of Kobe Steel, Ltd.