Casio is not usually a brand that’s associated with luxurious timepieces, not at all really, as it usually manufactures tough, rugged watches designed to be worn by men and women in armed forces or even firefighters. However, the company’s 20th anniversary called for the creation of a special piece, and it looks like the G-Shock was chosen to be in the spotlight.
The Hammer Tone watch is powered by solar energy, it is shock resistant, water resistant to 656 feet, and it includes practical features such as 40 time zones and a GPS receiver. However, this piece is actually as luxurious as it is tough, and that’s because it was adorned using a metal surfacing technique called tsuiki. This process involves hammering tiny indentations into metal objects such as Japanese arms and armor. The Hammer Tone by Casio was created with the help of third-generation master metalworker named Bihou Asano, and it is limited to just 300 pieces.