G-Shock watches hardly need an introduction. Their appeal is obvious; they are one of the few products in the world that can call itself battle tested, and mean it literally. G-Shock watches haven’t adopted a rugged aesthetic as a marketing angle, they really have been, and continue to be used by deep sea divers, special forces soldiers, and astronauts.
Their unique look is a byproduct of being constructed to stand up to the punishing demands that these professions dole out to a watch, and still keep precise time.
Introducing the second Rui Hachimura signature G-SHOCK.
Bound into the future of tough, rugged watches with this signature timepiece inspired by professional basketball player Rui Hachimura. Breaking new ground in watch design with a metal forged bezel, this watch introduces a distinctive color palette to the base model — the metal-clad GM110 analog-digital combination — for a truly original timepiece.
The design begins with the case, metal band loop, and buckle ion-plated in lustrous copper, and then adds yellow, green, and red, the national colors of Hachimura’s ancestral home of Benin, to the hands, dial and cloth band loops.
Switch between watchbands — classic black to make the copper case really pop, or the truly special kente-cloth* motif. Hachimura’s personal logo, which combines the Japanese character for 8 (八) and a Japanese sword, is engraved on the metal band loop and the back of the watch case.
*Kente-cloth: Kente are specially woven festive ritual cloths used in West Africa. Adorned with traditional proverbs and sayings, kente patterns boast a long cultural history.