Casio first launched its widely popular G-Shock line in 1983 to meet the demand of those looking for a durable, practical watch that could go through the woes of life and come out the other end unscathed. Because of its unique shockproof construction, the G-Shock garnered a stellar reputation amongst not only watch aficionados but servicemen like soldiers and law enforcement officers.
Over the years, the G-Shock collection has grown to become a fully-fledged watch collection that trickles into the realms of fashion, sports, military, and of course music. The latter most recently courtesy of a collaboration with Australian Hip Hop royalty, Hilltop Hoods which you can now buy direct from gshock.com.au and at select Australian retailers.
Feels a bit random? Not at all, especially when taking a look at the overall package – this is a serious G-Shock iteration for the serious watch collector. Launching on June 10th, G-Shock will officially release the GBA800HTH-1A collaboration with Hilltop Hoods, which takes the iconic GBA800 watch face and personalises it with the group’s iconography. The result is a watch that honours the functionality and practicality of the classic G-Shock, juxtaposed with the stylish aesthetic influenced by Hilltop Hoods.
Finished in a matte black colourway that pairs effortlessly with the purple accents of the piece, it’s tricked out with G-Shock’s familiar functionalities, including a 3-axis accelerometer, shock resistance, a 200m water resistance, five daily alarms with flash alert and a 300-city world time setting. But performance is one thing. Style is eternal, as the late Yves Saint Laurent famously said.
More than ever, today’s demands for timepieces are that they need to be flexible. One that works easily off duty when you’re in deep relax mode but just as seamlessly fits into a more active scenario. To prove how we the latest G-Shock collab fits into your fits, we styled to looks to compliment the latest addition to your watch collection.
For those with an urge to hit the trail and take off on the weekend adventure, the GBA800HTH-1A’s robust design and innate sporting elements team effortlessly with Kathmandu’s latest release, their incredible Bio-Down jacket. Loewe’s drawstring trousers made from upcycled materials sourced from military gear, tents, parachutes – the perfect fibres kit to reconnect with the outdoors. Finish it up with a pair of Reebok sneakers that have the right amount of nostalgia and you’ve got a utilitarian wardrobe that’s going to look as good on the trail as it is both style-savvy and practical.
To bring it back home where your main concern is comfort rather than performance, take your cue from the collaboration behind the watch and take a hybrid approach: Nike’s patchwork Jordan shorts teamed with French brand Casablanca’s silk print table tennis shirt finished off with Bottega Veneta’s shearling-lined (it’s cold, people!) beige loafers has the kind of effortless ‘thrown on, little thought” style impact that G-Shock is known for.
Don’t miss your chance to get your hands on the new G-Shock x Hilltop Hoods timepiece, which sold out in record time via the G-Shock website. The G-Shock x Hilltop Hoods collaborative watch comes with a unique, limited-release VIP box and is available June 10 in limited quantities at select Australian retailers only.
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