G-SHOCK has aligned with acclaimed menswear designer Robert Geller on a new limited edition men’s GST200RBG-1 watch — part of the brand’s G-STEEL range that is geared towards the active gentleman with a refined personal style.
Inspired by the urban elements in Tokyo — including both brands’ history and Geller’s experiences within the city — the watch is the first joint design between the two, who have previously partnered on five consecutive runway presentations at New York Fashion Week: Men’s.
“I have been working with G-SHOCK for several years, and was very pleased when we decided to create a watch together. I wore a G-SHOCK watch throughout my teenage years, so it is really exciting to be able to make my own, more grown up version,” said Robert Geller. “For the past ten years, I have been producing my ready to wear collection in Japan because I love the quality and care of Japanese craftsmanship. G-SHOCK shares this same love, which is why this collaboration is a natural fit for us.”
The GST200RBG-1 flaunts a sleek and stealthy aesthetic with black ion plated stainless steel metal band, case and buttons, with gold accents on the face and a dark fuchsia second hand that pays tribute to Gellar’s most recent collection. Together the elements evoke an image of the Tokyo city lights against the buildings at night.
“My favorite time in Tokyo is walking through the city in the middle of the night, when it is impossible to sleep because of the jet lag,” said Geller. “The lights, smells and sounds are really magical and I wanted this watch to reflect that magic.”
Other notable features include G-SHOCK’s signature shock resistance and water resistance up to 200 meters, an auto super illuminator LED light, neo-brite luminous hands, world time (31 time zones + UTC), five daily alarms, 1/100th second stopwatch and countdown timer and 12/24 hour formats.
With its suggested retail price listed at $420 USD, the GST200RBG-1 timepiece be available for purchase at select G-SHOCK retailers and online starting July.
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