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Casio G-SHOCK is updating its popular G-STEEL line of men’s high-end timepieces to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the legendary jazz label, Blue Note Records.

The commemorative watch sees the G-STEEL rendered in a sleek black colorway with blue accents on the dial and buckle, as well as an IP case back, button, and band keeper.

The GSTB100BNR-1A comes with several of G-SHOCK’s key features including solar-powered charging capabilities, a super LED light, Neo-Brite luminous hands for maximum visibility, and Bluetooth low energy technology that pairs with smart phones. Take a look at the watch on wrist in the video above, created with Blue Note artists Charles Lloyd, Kendrick Scott, and lophiile.

Take a listen to an overview of the catalog, which begins with the label’s very first session, and continues with John Coltrane’s “Blue Train” and “Moanin’” by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. It also features tracks from their current roster including Charles Lloyd, Ambrose Akinmusire, Brian Blade, Terence Blanchard, Robert Glasper, and Norah Jones.

Weekend Staff Writer

Isabelle is an Australian writer based in Berlin.