Casio G SHOCK x "TAKASHI MURAKAMI" TOKYO FM Arts Dojo 40th Anniversary
Takashi Murakami is a Japanese contemporary artist. He works in fine arts media (such as painting and sculpture) as well as commercial media (such as fashion, merchandise, and animation) and is known for blurring the line between high and low arts. He coined the term "superflat", which describes both the aesthetic characteristics of the Japanese artistic tradition and the nature of post-war Japanese culture and society, and is also used for Murakami's artistic style and other Japanese artists he has influenced.
Murakami is the founder and President of Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., through which he manages several younger artists. He was the founder and organizer of the biannual art fair Geisai.
The term “limited edition” is thrown around all the time to hype up collaborative products. In the case of this Casio G-Shock Frogman designed by famed artist Takashi Murakami however, it’s quite literal. With only 300 units produced of the design, this Frogman model has the reputation of being one of the most expensive G-Shock watches ever made. The watch was only released at select retailers
While Casio G-Shock watches are primarily known for their durability, water resistance and accessible price points, this rare watch is anything but affordable. The watch itself plays off Murakami’s subversive pop-art style, with the translucent pink face being the focal point of the design. The watch includes engraved artwork on the back, a custom box and even a watch pillow printed with Murakami’s signature flower print. Released in 2010, the prices for this watch have spiked even higher on the resell market going for more than $20,000. Luckily for those on a budget, G-Shock does produce a the base model of the watch which starts out around $700 at retail. The Frogman range are considered the top of the line when it comes to G-Shocks and has all the bells and whistles that Casio fans love. It seems that collaboration is a huge part of the culture at G-Shock, with the brand also working with other prominent street artists including Stash and Futura as well as brands like BAPE, Stussy and Kolor in recent years.
Model Number : GWF-1000TM-4JR
- Mineral Glass
- Screw back
- Shock Resistant
- Tough solar (solar charging system)
- Radio wave reception function
- Moon data (age / month shape display)
- Tide graph (tide around: 3-level display)
- ISO200m diving waterproof
- Diving function
- Case / bezel material: Resin
- Resin Band
- Countdown timer
- EL:Blue Green
Release : Year 2010