This limited-edition G-SHOCK was created to honor Blue Note’s 80th anniversary. It’s an updated take on G-SHOCK’s popular G-STEEL line of men’s high-end watches and comes in a sleek black colorway with blue accents on the dial, and buckle.
The lower left button, buckle, and case back have a blue IP finish and the case back features a custom engraving that resembles a vinyl record and the Blue Note logo. The watch comes in exclusive jazz-inspired packaging and includes a deluxe case with a co-branded metal plate.
Founded in 1939, Blue Note Records is the most respected and longest-running Jazz label in the world. Its roster is a who’s who of legendary jazz artists and its records have been frequently sampled in hip-hop music. Its recent lineup includes many hip-hop-inspired artists such as Robert Glasper.
GSTB100BNR-1A also comes equipped with several of G-SHOCK’s most sought-after features including solar-powered charging capabilities, a super LED light and Neo-Brite luminous hands for maximum visibility. Additionally, the GSTB100BNR-1A boasts Bluetooth low energy technology to pair with smartphones via the G-SHOCK Connected App.
A promotional video starring Blue Note artists Charles Lloyd and Kendrick Scott and was created for the watch release. The playlist “Daddy Kev’s Blue Note X G-SHOCK Mix” was inspired by the collaboration and is available for streaming.