Casio and leading luxury watch retailer, Cortina Watch, initiated an online charity auction for the G-Shock x Bruce Lee special collaboration model which ended in August 2020. The final auction price tripled the original retail price at RM 48,888 by Mr Teoh Ginn Liang, a watch enthusiast. The additional proceeds above the retail price was then contributed to Pertubuhan Penganut Bodkhiksetra Vihara, KL, a non-government organisation homecare for orphans, seniors, and physically and mentally challenged individuals.
The MRG-G2000BL, which was released earlier this year in conjunction with the 80th birthday of the legendary action film star, Bruce Lee, is an exclusive piece with only 300 pieces on sale worldwide. This watch has a strong presence of Bruce Lee’s spirit with several hallmarks not solely on the appearance but together with the mechanism of the watch. With MR-G as the flagship line of G-SHOCK, this timepiece is the combination of absolute toughness and elegancy which precisely reflects world-class physical and mental toughness that continues to captivate people till this day.
“One of the reasons of participating in this auction is to contribute back to the society and at the same time, acquiring this monumental piece to my G-Shock collection”
– Mr. Teoh Ginn Liang -
As a big fan of G-Shock and Bruce Lee, Mr. Teoh shared that this collaboration piece is one of his desired acquisition to add into his watch collection. He has viewed Bruce Lee as his idol since young and kept Lee’s quotes with him as it serves as a reminder for him to stay enthusiastic, dynamic and focused in life. With the inspiration of Lee’s philosophy and the core value that came with the creation of Jeet Kune Do, this watch is believed to have presented Bruce Lee’s spirit with a strong presence and is a worthy collection piece.
The G-Shock MR-G x Bruce Lee’s colours of black case and yellow Dura Soft resin band were inspired by the iconic tracksuit worn by Bruce Lee in his last film — Game of Death. The black face adorned with yellow and red accents also symbolizes the colours of Jeet Kune Do, a unique martial art style created by the legend himself.
A Chinese character “龍”, representing his professional screen name “Dragon”, also appears above the MR-G logo at the 3 o’clock position. Not only that, the bezel and case back are engraved with 12 Chinese characters that spell “Using no way as a way, having no limitation as limitation”, a phrase that expresses the limitless potential of Jeet Kune Do emblem based on the yin and yang symbol.