Wrist Armor: G-Shock MRG B2000BS 3A Hana-Basara Celebraties 25 Years of MR-G Collection in Samurai Style
The new MRG B2000BS 3A Hana-Basara, a limited edition that celebrates the 25th anniversary of the high-end MR-G line, is inspired by Hana-Basara samurai armor. The term “Hana” means “ostentatious or brilliant,” and “Basara” is a term of respect for samurai commanders “who shattered conventions with a rebellious style that combined strength and a bold, vanish aesthetic.” Naturally, the watch inspired by this style echoes the armor in its flourish, color, materials, and overall execution.
The watch’s bezel is constructed from a material called Cobarion, which G-Shock claims is four times harder than titanium. The bezel is shaped via a facet-cutting technique commonly used to cut gems, further accentuating its contrast from the metal, resin, and rubber most often used by the brand for this element. The rest of the watch’s case and its accompanying bracelet are constructed from DAT55G titanium which alternates in color from a brown IP (ion plating) to a traditional Japanese, iron-coloured (kurogane) DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating. The case measures 49.8 mm in diameter and 16.9 mm in height, with a water resistance of 200 meters.