As an avid surfer, I’ve at all times questioned what a ‘surf watch’ would appear to be. May a rotating bezel by some means inform me the path of the swell or perhaps the dial may give me some details about the tide degree? Looks as if there’s nonetheless some work to be carried out from an analog aspect of issues, so I gained’t maintain my breath. However fortunate for us, final yr G-Shock launched the GBX100 sequence, a rugged digital watch constructed with the surfer in thoughts, geared up with options together with tide graph, moon section and sunrise-sunset time shows.
Extra lately, G-Shock has introduced the launch of the GBX100KI-1, the second iteration of the GBX mannequin in collaboration with professional surfer Kanoa Igarashi. Igarashi is a rising rock star within the browsing world. His résumé speaks for itself, with numerous contest wins and a handful of data because the youngest to ever break them. However most notably, Igarashi gained the silver medal in browsing’s debut as a sport within the 2020 Tokyo Olympic video games. There are numerous parallels between G-Shock, the GBX100 sequence and Igarashi himself; from their roots tracing again to their homeland of Japan to browsing itself, this collaboration is an ideal match.