Published on January 25th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair0
Casio G-Shock And Preduce Collaborate On A New Thai Themed Watch
The Casio G-Shock Preduce DW-5600PRE22 brings Thai skateboard culture to the wrist.
Casio has teamed up with Thai skateboard brand, Preduce Skateboards to create a special G-SHOCK watch in honor of Preduce’s 20th anniversary in 2022. This watch is called the Casio G-SHOCK Preduce DW-5600PRE22.
The DW-5600 base model was redesigned by Preduce’s art director Thun “TRK” Puchpen, featuring the face of the Thai Guardian Giant, a figure from Thai mythology believed to protect against bad spirits.
The watch also incorporates colors and patterns found in traditional Thai paintings, paying homage to Thailand’s culture and heritage. Ancient Thai characters are often depicted wearing animal furs and this same animal print is translated onto the packaging of the watch in organic lines of green and black. Green is meant to represent the colour of Bangkok and it features on the official logo of Bangkok City. Black is the colour of the Preduce brand.
The DW-5600PRE22 comes with G-SHOCK’s signature shock resistance, 200m water resistance, hourly time signals, and countdown timer features. The band is made of a resin material while the surface is made of mineral glass. It is priced at RM 615 and can be purchased on https://www.casio.com/my/.
Built from a mission by creator Mr. Ibe to create the unbreakable watch, G-SHOCK is the watch that stunned the world with a concept for toughness that defied conventional watchmaking logic. G-SHOCK creates technologically advanced watches that can resist gravity, freezing temperatures, high water pressure and magnetic fields, watches built to last forever through a constant pursuit of toughness. Launched in 1983, G-SHOCK celebrated its 35th Anniversary in 2018 and its watches have sold over 100 million in over 100 countries during that time. The G-SHOCK Premium collection uses the highest standards of engineering and rigorous testing at its design centre in Yamagata, Japan, to ensure that every piece remains true to the original concept, whilst a combination of fine materials and styling deliver the ultimate in luxury timepieces.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd. is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics products and business equipment solutions. Since its establishment in 1946, Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products.
Today, Casio’s offerings include timepieces, electronic dictionaries, calculators, musical instruments, system equipment, and others.
ABOUT PREDUCE SKATEBOARDS
Founded in 2002, Preduce is the first skateboard company out of Thailand. Establishing itself as an authentic and innovative brand, Preduce has worked closely with local and international designers, artists, videographers, photographers and musicians.
The Preduce skate team has gained recognition worldwide with the videos “Smooth” (2006), “Sambai” (2009), “Chaiyo” (2012), “Sawatdee” (2014), “Selamat” (2016), “SuperMix” (2018) and “Sajai (2021).
It’s the first Asian brand to have its video hosted on Thrasher magazine. Preduce is now distributed internationally and has developed a large range of products like skate decks, hardware and a full clothing line. In 2022, Preduce moved their HQ to Baan Preduce. Baan Preduce is a community space including a public and free indoor and outdoor skate park, a skate shop, a skate school, a cafe and a bar. It’s an event space as well hosting monthly music events, art shows, skateboard competitions, product launches, workshops and pop ups.