Everyday we seem to hear about another Streetwear brand or artist doing the same old G-Shock collaboration with Casio. We put together the top 5 brands/artists that have actually captured their brands style into the popular watch.
5. Parra x G-Shock
Parra, a Dutch underground star from Amsterdam is best known for his creative post-Pop imagery. He uses a minimal color palette for his vibrant hand drawn letters and unique characters. Parra is also the cofounder of an apparel skate wear brand Rockwell Clothing. Parra uses his trademark colors to create a G-Shock watch that captures a style that matches his artwork. This watches uses Casio’s original DW-5600 and was released for approximately $157 USD.
4. A Bathing Ape x G-Shock
Japan’s A Bathing Ape has dropped many G-Shock watches in their collections and are one of the originators of street wear Casio collaborations. Their best collaboration is the “Black Rainbow” DW-6900 that is built with all black face and bands. BAPE, known for their bright colorways, they designed the G-SHOCK logo on the face with a rainbow design. The watch also includes a BAPE Head that lights up when the backlight is on.
3. Dee & Ricky x G-Shock
Dee & Ricky, well known for their popular Lego Heart and Cigarette Brooch’s, have teamed up with Casio for the second time to create a limited edition chronograph G-Shock GA 111DR watch. Dee & Ricky were able to keep their style with this collaboration by designing the watch to appear as a toy. This was a white watch that included a lot of small details, such as, small Lego pieces used to replace the numbers on the watches face.
2. The Hundreds X G-Shock
The Hundreds new G-Shock collaboration had hit the web earlier this week with a couple sneak peak photos of the upcoming watch. These two brands have come together for the second time to release a GW 5610. This watch consists of a black face and two different color bands (White and Black). The Hundreds did a great job in capturing their LA based brand’s lifestyle image. Rumors are saying the watch will drop around the February or March timeframe.
1. Illest x G-Shock
The Illest introduced their impressive DW-6900 Casio G-shock collaboration last year. The watch was created with a black base that included a subtle Tiffany colorway and a grey safari pattern on the bands. A custom trunk case will house the watch. A limited run of only 1,000 pieces were created and was available at their San Francisco, Los Angeles, Illest Retailers around the world, and also their online store.