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G-Shock MRGG2000HB-1A

(Sponsored Post) This new G-Shock MR-G sits atop the G-SHOCK collection, boasting Bluetooth GPS radio-controlled solar-powered timekeeping and a rare hammer-finished bezel inspired by ancient Japanese black dragon folklore.

G-Shock’s artisans utilize traditional tsuiki metal hammering to replicate the effect, which has been used in Japan for centuries in the production of armor, copperware, and other metal tools. The painstakingly hammered patterns of the metal reflect the personality of the artisan who created them, and identify the handmade nature of each item.

This traditional Japanese aesthetic sense is applied to a shock-resistant, full-metal body that houses a 3-Way Connected Engine for accurate timekeeping anywhere in the world. This watch, like many G-Shock MRG timepieces, includes Bluetooth Connectivity and also possesses GPS and Atomic Solar Hybrid technology to accurately measure time and location from anywhere on earth, Tough Solar capabilities for increased battery function, as well as non-reflective sapphire crystal.

Additionally, by utilizing the new G-SHOCK MR-G Connected App for smart phones, users can quickly set world time as well as monitor the watch's key functions. The result is absolute toughness and absolute accuracy that is distinctively MR-G. The MRGG2000HB-1A retails for $5,000 at G-SHOCK retailers, including Macy's, gshock.com and the G-SHOCK Soho Store.

Specifications: G-Shock MRGG2000HB-1A

Shock resistant
200m water resistance
Tough Solar
GPS Signal Reception
Time-calibration (auto,* manual); acquisition of position information (manual)
GPS signals are received automatically when the watch recognizes they are available in the area.
GPS Signal Frequency: 1575.42 MHz
Atomic time Keeping
Radio Wave Reception: Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day)
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)
Bluetooth Connectivity: Bluetooth LE
Mobile Link functions (world time: over 300 cities,auto time adjustment, One-Touch Time
Adjustment, easy watch setting); automatic hand correction (hour, minute and second hand)
World TIme: 39 cities (39 time zones*, daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time: auto summer time (DST) switching
May be updated when connected to a smartphone
Stopwatch: 1/1-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 24 minutes; elapsed time
Countdown Timer: Measuring unit: 1 second (maximum 24 hours)
Daily alarm
Full auto-calendar
12/24-hour format
Battery level indicator
LED light (Super Illuminator and afterglow)
Continuous Operation About 23 months with the power-saving function*ON after full charge
Module: 5531
Size of Case: MRGG2000HB 54.7 × 49.8 × 16.9 mm / 152g

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