Wednesday, May 22, 2019
The new watch is based on the G-LIDE GLX5600 which features a tide graph, an indispensable tool for surfers. The thin, square shape of the watch ensures that it does not obstruct the wrist while surfing. The GLX5600KI-7 features a semi-transparent body that evokes the ocean and is paired with a mirror finish face that gives the watch a simple, cool look. Igarashi's "Kanoa" signature is inscribed on the upper center of the watch face and on the strap keeper and case back, as well as in illumination when the backlight is turned on.
At just 21 years old, the Huntington Beach, CA native has been in the professional surf scene for over a decade. Kanoa was an instant talent from the time he first jumped in the water at the age of 3, and by the time he was 11 he set a new record for the most victories in a single season. He has gone on to win a number of major surfing competitions and is currently a world-class professional surfer competing on the World Surf League Championship Tour at the top of the sport.
The new model features technical capabilities to match with Kanoa's impressive surf skills, including Tide & Moon graphs and a Moon Age data that anchors the face of the timepiece, for anticipating tide and surf swell of the rider's current location.
A video highlighting the collaboration timepiece has been created – watch here: http://bit.ly/G-SHOCKxKanoa
The new model also comes equipped with standard G-SHOCK technology such as:
200M water resistance
World time (29 time zones / 48 cities)
Auto EL backlight
Stopwatch and countdown timer
2 Multi function alarms
The GLX5600KI-7 will retail for $130 and will be available for purchase starting this July at select jewelers, the G-SHOCK Soho Store and gshock.com.
SOURCE Casio America, Inc.