Casio G-Shock MRGB2100B-1A Wrist Watch

I am not particularly a huge fan of the Casio G-Shock MR-G series but man, this newest addition to the MR-G line of luxury G-Shock timepieces really had me at hello. OK. That’s not completely true. The MR-G Frogman sold me and I thought the Bruce Lee edition was cool too. But that’s not the point.

Casio G-Shock MRGB2100B-1A Wrist Watch

Based on the icon 2100 silhouette, the new Casio G-Shock MRGB2100B-1A draws inspiration from the ancient Japanese interlocking woodworking technique of kigumi—a construction method originating from the Heian period (794-1185) that relies on intricately carved and processed wood ends to form a sturdy framework without using nails or glue.

The watch touts a Multi-Component structure with no less than 27 separate components, and each part is meticulously polished before assembly. In a way, the MRGB2100B-1A is a Takumi timepiece.

The timepiece rocks a full-metal exterior, a corrugated dial design with lattice-like openings for solar power generation, and a Multi-Guard structure for superior shock absorption. The exquisitiveness is not limited to the aesthetic; it permeates the materials used.

Casio G-Shock MRGB2100B-1A Wrist Watch

The timepiece has a top bezel crafted from CARARION and band links made of DAT55G which is stronger than pure titanium. Meanwhile, the case, case back, and buttons are made from Ti64 titanium alloy.

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Features-wise, the new Casio G-Shock MRGB2100B-1A has everything you expect of a 2100 MR-G. It includes a shock-resistant structure (of course!), ISO 764-compliant magnetism resistance, 200M water resistance, Tough Solar power, Smartphone Link, Radio-controlled (Multiband 6) for precise timekeeping, auto hand home position correction, Super Illuminator LED light, and Date display and day indicator.

The MRGB2100B-1A can be had for US$4,800 from select Jewelers, gshock.com, and the G-SHOCK Soho store. However, last checked, it is not available on casio.com. Perhaps, it has sold out? I cannot be sure.

Casio G-Shock MRGB2100B-1A Wrist Watch
Casio G-Shock MRGB2100B-1A Wrist Watch
Casio G-Shock MRGB2100B-1A Wrist Watch

Images: Casio.