Casio G-Shock Watches in Collaboration with Mr. Cartoon, Todd Jordan and Redman

Casio has launched three new G-Shock watches created in collaborations with the graphic artist Mr. Cartoon, the photographer Todd Jordan, and the hip hop artist Redman.

The distinctive feature of every G-Shock is the unique, solid shape, which was developed in the pursuit of superior shock resistance. By employing a wide range of designs and colors that reflect changing trends, the G-Shock brand has found a place in the hearts of young people, and the watch has achieved an enduring presence in youth fashion.

Casio G-Shock Mr. Cartoon Model: DW-6900MRC
Casio G-Shock Mr. Cartoon Model: DW-6900MRC

To keep capturing the leading edge of youth culture, Casio collaborates on G-Shock watches with brands and artists that not only represent youth culture but also reinforce the G-Shock concept of challenging convention and indestructible toughness.

To create the three new models, Casio has collaborated with a graphic artist, a photographer, and a hip-hop artist.

The results are the Mr. Cartoon model (DW-6900MRC), the Todd Jordan model (DW-5600TOD), and the Redman model (AW-591RED).

The base designs used for these collaborative watches are all proven G-Shock watches popular with young people.

Casio G-Shock Mr. Cartoon Model: DW-6900MRC

Aiming to create a look that would not go out of style, the Mr. Cartoon G-Shock (DW-6900MRC) features a navy-blue band and silver face. It is based on the DW-6900, which has been used as the basis for numerous collaborative models in successive generations of G-Shock watches.

The DW-6900 is distinguished by its round graphic display gauges, nicknamed “the three eyes,” and is a very popular model among young devotees of street fashion. The watchband of the Mr. Cartoon model features Mr. Cartoon’s own representative clown motif. The clown has two sides, which can sometimes express good and bad, or silly and serious at the same time.

The clown icon has appeal across cultural boundaries, and is often used in Mr. Cartoon’s work. As evidence of the collaboration, Mr. Cartoon’s name logo was used for the EL backlight.

Mr. Cartoon is a graphic artist who works primarily in Los Angeles, and is known for his pinstripe and clown motifs. He has provided designs under his name for apparel brands, and has released numerous collaborative products.

Casio decided to collaborate with Mr. Cartoon because the cool, underground image of his work is a great match for the G-Shock brand.

Technical details

Construction
Shock-resistant

Water Resistance
200 meters

Main Functions
Stopwatch; countdown timer; multi-function alarm; hourly time signal; full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; EL backlight with afterglow; flash alert (flashes with buzzer that sounds for alarm, hourly time signal, countdown timer time up alarm)

Approx. Battery Life
2 years on CR2016

Accuracy at Normal Temperature
±15 seconds per month

Size of Case / Total Weight
53.2 mm × 50.0 mm × 16.3mm / 66.0g

Casio G-Shock Todd Jordan Model: DW-5600TOD

With the goal of creating a simple watch design unaffected by fads, the Todd Jordan collaborative G-Shock model (DW-5600TOD) features a body with a unified black and silver theme.

Jordan’s favorite color black is also used for the band, and the cool image was further heightened by the use of a white LCD readout on a dark background. This new watch is based on the classic DW-5600, which traces its roots back to the square form of the first G-Shock model, DW-5000.

Originally a professional skateboarder, Todd Jordan is now very well known in New York and elsewhere as a photographer. He is renowned for his style of capturing life in New York, often taking passersby as subjects for his photos.

Thanks to its shock-resistance and design, G-Shock watches gained popularity with skateboarders on the US West Coast in the early 90s, helping the brand to become a hit. This deep connection between G-Shock and extreme sports is one reason that Todd Jordan was asked to create this collaborative model.

Technical details

Construction
Shock-resistant

Water Resistance
200 meters

Main Functions
Stopwatch; countdown timer; multi-function alarm; hourly time signal; full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; EL backlight with afterglow; flash alert (flashes with buzzer that sounds for alarm, hourly time signal, countdown timer time up alarm)

Approx. Battery Life
2 years on CR2016

Accuracy at Normal Temperature
±30 seconds per month

Size of Case / Total Weight
48.9 mm × 42.8 mm × 13.4 mm / 53.0g

Casio G-Shock Redman Model: AW-591RED

For the collaborative Redman G-Shock model (AW-591RED), the entire design was executed in red, including the band, hands, and LCD, in keeping with the Redman name. The well-known AW-591 G-Shock, which combines analog and digital displays, was used as the basis for this collaborative model.

As evidence of this collaboration, an upside-down “N,” like the one found in the Redman logo, was added to the watchband. This watch seeks to embody the hard-edged songs as well as the captivating voice and personality of Redman.

Redman is an exceedingly popular hip-hop artist in the United States and Asia. He is also known for his work as an actor, as a designer of appealing characters, and for producing records for other artists under his real name, Reggie Nobel.

Casio wanted to do a collaborative model with Redman because his ability to succeed in various fields is a good match for the tough and versatile image of the G-Shock, and of course, because Redman himself is a G-Shock fan.

Technical details

Construction
Shock-resistant

Water Resistance
200 meters

Main Functions
World time for 27 cities (29 time zones, daylight saving on/off); 1/100 second stopwatch; countdown timer; 5 independent daily alarms (of which 1 snooze alarm); hourly time signal; full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; LED light (with auto-light switch and afterglow)

Approx. Battery Life
3 years on CR1220

Accuracy at Normal Temperature
±15 seconds per month

Size of Case / Total Weight
52.0 mm × 46.4 mm × 14.9 mm / 49.8g