Casio Mark Bruce Lee’s 80th Birthday with $4,000 G-Shock Watch

By Paul Joseph

Japanese watch brand Casio have honoured what would have been the 80th birthday of the iconic actor and martial artist Bruce Lee by launching a special edition model as part of its MR-G Series, the flagship series of ‘G-Shock’ shock-resistant timepieces.

Called the MRG-G2000BL, the watch is limited to just 300 copies and boasts several design features inspired by Lee’s life, philosophy and career.

Black and yellow are used for the case and the band respectively, recalling the iconic tracksuit worn by Bruce Lee in his last film to be released.

In addition, yellow and red, which appear in the emblem of Jeet Kune Do, the martial arts philosophy founded by Lee, are used for the indices, and for the MR-G logo and second hand, respectively.

The 3 o’clock position on the dial is also decorated with Bruce Lee’s signature using the Chinese character “龍,” or dragon, Bruce’s nickname.

The MRG-G2000BL also features time adjustment using radio wave time-calibration signals, GPS satellite signals, and Bluetooth to ensure accurate time reflecting time zone changes around the world and daylight savings time.

The watch will be available from March through G-Shock’s online stores for around $4,000.

Founded by Tadao Kashio in Tokyo in 1946, Casio has grown to become one of the world’s most popular mass-market watch and consumer electronics brands.

By Paul Joseph