G-Shock's Newest MR-G Watch Is Inspired by Bruce Lee
The limited-edition timepiece commemorates his 80th birthday
G-Shock’s latest addition to their MR-G series pays homage to one of film’s most legendary figures, Bruce Lee. The MRG-G2000BL arrives in celebration of what would have been Lee’s 80th birthday this year, and it’s nothing if not representative of the late, beloved Hollywood actor and martial-arts master.
Even if you’ve never seen a Lee film, it’s not hard to discern where they gleaned the inspiration for the black-and-yellow color scheme: Lee’s iconic suit from Game of Death. The timepiece also features other detailed nods to the action star, like the red-and-yellow highlights that can be found on the watch’s face, which represent Jeet Kune Do, the martial arts movement Lee founded.
The bezel and case back are also engraved with 12 Chinese characters stating the main tenets of Jeet Kune Do. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a proper celebration of Bruce Lee without his signature, the Chinese character for dragon, which marks three o’clock on the face.
Unfortunately, only 300 models of the watch were made, so if you’re a diehard Bruce Lee fan, you’d better go ahead and shell out the $4,000 for the Casio before they’re gone.
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