Katchi-iro, Japanese for color of victory, is a shade of deep blue that sits between indigo and purple.
To hope for victory, the Japanese have been using the color on their warrior armor, earning the color another nickname of samurai blue.
So when Japanese brands bring out products in this color, it is often associated with praying for victory or triumph.
Although Casio had not specifically stated the reason behind its latest color of victory collection, it is perhaps not hard to guess the occasion – the Tokyo Olympics.
However, with the pandemic still ongoing, whether the games can be held remains uncertain. Nonetheless, perhaps buying a victory-colored watch could serve as a lucky charm in this situation.
This new katchi-iro MR-G collection features three watches: the MRG-B2000B-1A, MRG-B2000R-1A and MRG-B1000BA-1A.
Though the three watches may look sturdy and tough like Japanese armor, they are made with a lightweight titanium, weighing only 131 to 150 grams each. The watches also sport a similar design, with metallic adornments and the dark blue color appearing on the dials.