G-SHOCK release new colour MRG-B5000 Ao-Zumi

G-SHOCK release new colour MRG-B5000 Ao-Zumi, the flagship line of the G-SHOCK brand of shock-resistant watches. The new colour MRG-B5000 Ao-Zumi is designed in the image of the blue ink used in India ink paintings and calligraphy.

DW-5000C, the first-ever G-SHOCK released in 1983, the MRG-B5000 brings a nod to the design of the DW-5000C. it has a brilliant shine and a dignified distinction to the shock-resistant watch by employing cutting-edge metals finished with a master polishing craftsmanship.

MRG-B5000BA-1DR S$5,999

Casio developed the new Multi-Guard Structure, applying sophisticated polished finishes to even the tiniest corners of the complex bezel form, made of 25 different components. This new structure incorporates shock-absorbent parts in the multi-component bezel to ensure excellent shock resistance, while also allowing polished finishes to be applied to each component, down to the most challenging spots, for a stunningly beautiful finish. The band employs a unique structure as well, they have separate pins that are pressed in round holes in each metal link that allows detailed polishing for an equally beautiful finish on the band.

The quality of the master polishing craftsmanship shows on the cutting-edge, made-in-Japan materials used for the MRG-B5000. COBARION, which has a hardness about four times that of pure titanium and a brilliant gleam comparable to platinum, is used for the top surface of the bezel. The band is made of DAT55G, a titanium alloy that is about three times harder than pure titanium and highly workable, making it scratch-resistant and ensuring a long-lasting, beautiful mirror finish.

MRG-B5000BA is applied with a diamond like carbon black base colouring accented by band pins and bezel parts with a blue ion-plated (IP) finish. The dial uses blue and gold vapour deposition colouring along with the brick pattern border, which is an identifying characteristic of the original DW-5000C model.

The MRG-B5000 comes with a radio-controlled calibration and smartphone link connectivity. They can connect with the dedicated CASIO WATCHES smartphone app that automatically adjust to the correct time. It also comes with equipped with a solar charging system and a high-brightness LED light for added convenience.

Blue and gold vapor deposition colored Face with the brick pattern border

Pricing and Availability

The MRG-B5000A will be available at all G-SHOCK stores in July.

Technical Specifications

Construction

Shock-resistant

Water Resistance

200 meters
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 2 meters (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)

World Time

5 world times selected from 39 cities (39 time zones,* daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time, city name display, home time/world time city swapping, auto summer time (DST) switching

* May be updated when connected to a smartphone.

Stopwatch

1/100 second (00’00”00 to 59’59”99) / 1 second (1:00’00” to 23:59’59”); measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99″; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st and 2nd place times

Countdown Timer

Measuring unit: 1 second (maximum 24 hours)

Alarm

5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm); hourly time signal
Other Functions Smartphone Link functions ( Approximately 300 world time cities + user-added point, Auto time adjustment, Easy watch setting, Time & place, Reminder, Phone finder, Watch status display, Self check, Premium production line certificate); date/month display swapping; day display (in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian or Russian); full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; full auto LED backlight (Super Illuminator and afterglow: 2/4 seconds, fade-in/fade-out afterglow); low battery alert
Power Source Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)

Continuous Operation

About 22 months with the power-saving function* ON after full charge

* Power-saving after a certain period in a dark location

Size of Case

49.4 × 43.2 × 12.9 mm

Total Weight

Approx. 114g

* Information and pictures courtesy of G-SHOCK and Brand Cellar *

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