Freshness Magazine has posted a bunch of photos from the In4mation x G-Shock event last week. The party was to celebrate the release of the new GLX-6900 G-Shock and Baby-G watches. This brings the total number of collaborations with Casio to five. There's ten pages of photos to look through. There was a few other G-Shocks and Baby-G models on display. And Tyko Moon was there along with a bunch of other celebrities. It looks like everyone had a good time.
Was Taig Khris wearing an unreleased red GX-56 when he made set this new world record?
World champion roller-skater Taig Khris sets a new world record by jumping off the Eiffel Tower with skates on. The 34-year old launched himself from the 40-meter (131 foot) high first floor of the famous monument down onto a giant-sized quarter pipe ramp beneath it. It took two attempts to officially set a new 12m (39 feet) record for "dropping" - jumping off a structure and free-falling onto a landing.
Thanks OBC972, Jochen and Sjors.
Update: Casio Europe has confirmed (thanks to Sjors) that he is indeed wearing a GX-56 G-Shock that they supplied him. Here's a photo:
Sjors has written a new 50Gs feature on the AW-571-1A Gaussman. This series of G-Shocks is designed to be resistant to magnetic fields, as well as the usual G toughness. These are big and chunky analog/digital watches that have a very bold look. Give the article a read to learn more about this G-Shock and how it made its way into Sjors' collection.
Katsu has posted some details on the the upcoming Carbon Fiber GW-S5600-1JF G-Shock announced the other day. This watch only weighs 47g. It has to have one of the best weight-to-feature ratios. The retail price is a bit high though at around $346 USD. It will be available June 30th, and you can probably pre-order it now.
French artist Koeurélé has designed and painted 20 custom G-Shocks. Each of these works of art have been elaborately painted by hand, with a unique look given to each one. These will go on sale at Citadium on May 29th. Who wants to guess how much these cost?
Some more details have been published by Collect London about their new G-Shock collaboration. Each of the two G-Shocks has a matching t-shirt, and they come in a big custom box that holds both of them. They are designed to go along with the Spring/Summer collection theme of "Folk Fantasy". They are all hand-printed, numbered and signed. They go on sale on June 24th at the new Casio store on Brick Lane. They are also doing a giveaway you can enter here.