Casio Malaysia will be releasing two exclusive collaboration models in October 2019 between the G-SHOCK brand of shock-resistant watches and the world-famous British virtual band Gorillaz. The collaboration models, GW-B5600GZ and GA-2000GZ, are designed with motifs and colors inspired by the covers of Gorillaz albums.
If you didn’t know, Virtual group Gorillaz is one of the leading bands in Britain and is made up of a quartet of animated characters: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, and Russel Hobbs. The band’s genre bending music and unique characters have earned it a popular following among younger demographics, and Gorillaz is recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the planet’s “Most Successful Virtual Act.”
The base model for the new GW-B5600GZ is the square-shaped GW-B5600 digital watch with Bluetooth® communications and solar-powered radio control. The watch features a black watch face, and the band features a combination of pop blue and pink inspired by the hues from the latest Gorillaz album “NOW NOW.” The message “NOW” floats onto the display whenever it is illuminated with the LED backlight.
The base model for the new GA-2000GZ is the digital-analog combination watch GA-2000, which employs a new carbon construction with the ability to switch watch bands. The entire watch band features a vivid green camouflage pattern inspired by the cover of Gorillaz’s eponymous first album. A second watch band is included and features a darker-hued camouflage pattern, so that users can coordinate with their clothing.
The GW-B5600GZ and the GA-2000GZ priced at RM779 are now available at G-Factory stores and authorized dealer stores.