SINGAPORE: In an exciting development for fashion enthusiasts and watch collectors, CASIO has officially unveiled its collaboration with A BATHING APE (BAPE) for a limited-edition G-SHOCK model, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the renowned streetwear brand.
Nigo (Tomoaki Nagao) established A Bathing Ape (or BAPE) in Ura-Harajuku in 1993, a Japanese clothing brand known for its men’s, women’s, and children’s streetwear and lifestyle fashion. With a presence in over 19 stores in Japan, the brand has a strong urban style.
This exceptional timepiece fuses BAPE’s unique urban style with the robust toughness of G-SHOCK, creating an extraordinary watch poised to be a prized item for collectors.
The planned release date for this exclusive, limited-edition model is on Nov 4, 2023, at 11:00 AM, and it will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Key features of the G-SHOCK x BAPE 30th Anniversary Special Model
The G-SHOCK x BAPE 30th Anniversary Special Model boasts several distinctive features that set it apart.
The watch’s metal bezel, a first for the GM-6900 model, adds an extra layer of toughness and style.
While the entire body of the timepiece is adorned with BAPE’s iconic Camo print, ensuring it catches the eye.
The face of the watch features a luxurious gold-colored metallic finish, and the letter ‘B’ for BAPE proudly marks the front button.
To complete the look, the watch comes with a specially designed replacement cloth band featuring a multi-hued BAPE camo pattern.
Meanwhile, the packaging showcases an elegant, dark color scheme in a rectangular box that bears a resemblance to a treasure chest, symbolizing the potential value of the timepiece for certain individuals.
The branding and collaboration name of the timepiece are emblazoned in gold lettering on both the packaging and the box, creating an attractive contrast with the box’s sleek dark color.
Important purchase information for G-SHOCK x BAPE watch
If you’re eager to get your hands on the exclusive G-SHOCK x BAPE 30th Anniversary Special Model, here are the key details to note:
Registration Period: Interested buyers must express their interest from October 26, 2023, at 11:00 AM to November 1, 2023, at 11:59 PM. This advance registration period ensures that interested buyers can secure their place in line. Make sure you don’t miss this window.
Email Notification: All registrants will receive an email on November 3, 2023. This email will provide instructions on how to purchase the GM-6900BAPE-1DR via the email address registered with their CASIO ID.
Access Code: To secure your order, registrants will be required to enter a unique access code. Each CASIO ID member can purchase only one watch.
First-Come, First-Served: Availability is limited, and sales will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Since the supply is limited, once the watches are sold out, there may be no further chances to obtain this unique collaboration.
Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this exclusive release and own a piece of fashion history. Register and be ready to make your purchase as soon as the opportunity arises!
New G-SHOCK x BAPE: Fusion of style and function
This collaborative timepiece, designed with both fashion and functionality in mind, comes with a host of impressive specifications.
First and foremost, it’s built tough, living up to the G-SHOCK legacy, ensuring shock resistance that can handle various challenges.
It’s not just rugged; it’s also highly visible with its LED backlight, known as the “Super Illuminator,” offering an “Afterglow” effect.
What also sets this watch apart is the “Flash Alert” system, which combines visual and auditory signals.
It flashes with a buzzer that sounds for alarms, hourly time signals, and countdown timer alerts.
For those with an active lifestyle, the watch features a precision stopwatch with 1/100-second accuracy.
It can measure time in two ranges: 00’00”0059’59”99 for the first 60 minutes and 1:00’0023:50’59 after that. Measuring modes include elapsed time, split time, and 1st-2nd place times.
The countdown timer is a useful addition, offering a measuring unit of 1 second and a range of up to 24 hours.
Users can customize the countdown start time with options in 1-second, 1-minute, and 1-hour increments.
Beyond these timekeeping features, the watch boasts other functions like auto-repeat, a multi-function alarm, hourly time signals, a full auto-calendar, a 12/24-hour time format, and regular timekeeping for hours, minutes, seconds, PM, month, date, and day.
Additionally, keeping precise time is crucial, and this watch delivers with an accuracy of ±15 seconds per month.
Even with all these features, it’s a long-lasting companion, powered by a CR2016 battery that can go for up to 5 years before needing replacement.
In terms of design, the watch maintains a compact form with a case size of 53.9mm x 49.7mm x 18.6mm.
Despite its robust build, it’s surprisingly lightweight, tipping the scales at just 96 grams.
The G-SHOCK x BAPE 30th Anniversary Special Model is more than a timepiece; it’s a statement of style and substance, a perfect blend of aesthetics and functionality.
So, if you’re in the market for a watch that combines the best of both worlds, keep an eye out for this exclusive collaboration.
You can sign up to register at the official website here: https://www.casio.com/sg/news/events/2023/g-shock-bape-collaboration/