There’s no mistaking the thought and detail that goes into the G-Shock MR-G premium collection. Each MR-G watch is a finely constructed combination of design, function and innovative materials. Take for example the MRGB2000R1A that comes with a bezel furnished out of recrystallized titanium and is adorned in a unique Bishamon tortoise shell finish that pays tribute to the Bishamonten armor used by Japanese warriors dating back to ancient times. Or what about the MRGG1000DC1A formed entirely out of a titanium 6-4 alloy and carefully incorporates a DLC coating to specific individual parts of the case. It’s safe to say that the MR-G collection is the crème de la crème of their entire lineup. This week G-Shock unveiled a couple of new additions to the MR-G collection with the MRGB5000, taking the classic DW5000 and giving it the MR-G treatment.
The MRGB5000 does not come with your typical DW5000 resin bezel. Instead, the MRG5000 comes fitted with a bezel fabricated out of a cobalt-chrome alloy that G-Shock calls COBARION. According to G-Shock the alloy is four times harder than pure titanium and has the distinct shine of platinum. The bezel is constructed out of 25 individual pieces and comes together through a four corner suspension system and a cross bar mechanism. Each bezel piece is finished with a Sallaz polish which is a technique used to smooth out metal surfaces to a point where the metal gives off a black appearance at various angles.