By Andrew Liszewski
The G-Shock series from Casio have always struck a nice balance between being both athletic looking but also geeky, in a high-tech kind of way. But to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the G-Shock brand (I could swear it’s been around longer than 25 years) Casio is releasing a limited edition ‘blinged-up’ model called the MRG-8000G. In addition to an 18 carat gold ring and gold accents on the watch face, it also has a titanium bezel and all black metal finish. It even features Casio’s ‘Tough Solar’ technology which uses a solar panel in the watch face to recharge the battery. (Just like Citizen’s Eco-Drive models do.)
However the MRG-8000G will probably only end up in the hands of collectors and Casio employees since only 200 are being made with a price tag of 525,000 YEN, or about $4,900 US dollars.