G-SHOCK X Jahan Loh
Casio has announced their latest masterpiece, a collaboration with Singaporean contemporary artist Jahan Loh for a SEA exclusive, limited-edition G-SHOCK GA-110JAH22-2A!
With the popular G-SHOCK GA-110 Series as its base model, the colour theme of this collaboration is a blue that can be seen on Jahan Loh’s art paintings. The watch face, band ring, and buttons on the other hand, are accented with a distinct pink colour. Designed by Jahan Loh, the impressive design of the band and the back panel are based on letters that spell the words “I HAVE SEEN THE FUTURE”. The artist’s signature can be seen at 3 o’clock, while the special packaging completes the world of Jahan Loh’s graphic marvels.
As an homage to the last graffiti piece he did in Singapore in 2006, the watch is a time capsule that captures the iconic piece that was done in the early aughts on a building in Ann Siang Hill that had been cordoned off for conservation. The piece might be long gone, but the building – like his memory of it back then – is still going on strong. On the face of the watch are the coordinates of Singapore to remind us that as we move onward into the future, we are where we are now because of our past. The animation is how he envisioned the future back in 2006.
The GA-110JAH22-2ADR comes in a special container as well as a Special Peranakan House package inspired by the street art at Club St designed by Jahan Loh. The GA-110JAH22-2ADR with the Special Package will be available at all G-SHOCK stores, G-Factory and Casio Authorized Dealers; while the Special Peranakan House package will be available exclusively at gshock.casio.com!
“Crazy Balls” by Alexander Shorokhoff
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Alexander Shorokhoff, the brand has once again graced us with a creative and crazy design that has us SHOOK! The new “Crazy Balls” continues the line of avant-garde watches that the brand is famous for, and it’s the successor of the first anniversary model “Crazy Eyes”, which was dedicated to the famous painter, Gustav Klimt.
As the name suggests, this artistic model is about the somewhat crazy fantasies of a wrist watch by Alexander Shorokhoff. The success of the first anniversary model “Crazy Eyes”, which was limited to only 30 pieces, proved that Alexander Shorokhoff was right about customers loving his crazy interpretations, his free spirit and his fearless courage to use colour. Therefore, he did not hesitate to create this new model in order to satisfy the enormous demand of his clientele, despite the fact that there were still ongoing demands for the predecessor, which had long since sold out.
“Crazy Balls” charms with fresh, imaginative colour schemes and design concepts. The watch’s namesake, the vibrant enamelled “balls” that move from the dial’s centre to its periphery, take centre stage here. They are a little raised from the dial and are not arranged symmetrically and uniformly, but rather freely and randomly according to their colours and sizes. They convey a feeling of exhilaration, vigour, and motion as they dance across the pink or silver dial. However, there are other balls on the clock as well, including a tennis ball and a technical depiction of the world beneath the prominent signature “60.”
The “balls” on the dial, which honour VARIETY, EMOTION, and COURAGE, convey many opinions, narratives, colours, and feelings. With their unique shapes and colours, the additional dial components enhance the overall composition of the new “AS – movement.” Despite the dial’s multiple layers, varied applications, and materials —including mother of pearl, brass, and a variety of colors — everything comes together in the end to inspire a happy and upbeat feeling. A bracelet with a blue and red stingray leather strap was designed to go with the avant-garde wild face. However, since stingray skin is a natural material, the final shade of the red leather strap could vary.
All in all, the brand’s concept is entirely aligned with the new art piece “Crazy Balls,” which is an insanely inventive work of wrist art. In order to already meet the strong demand and prior bookings of retailers and customers, Alexander Shorokhoff further extends the limitation to 88 pieces per model.
Alexander Shorokhoff is available at Red Army Watches at 1 Utama Shopping Centre and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. For more information, head on to their official website.
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