A Clot x Disney collaboration with design of Madsaki
A recent Clot x Converse collaboration.
Clot is an urban lifestyle business from Hong Kong, including music, fashion, design and retail. It’s probably best known for their street wear brand and their Juice stores in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Taipei. It is founded by Kevin Poon and Edison Chen, a Hong Kong based singer, rapper and actor. Clot started in 2003. The name Clot refers to friends and people coming together with inspiration make ideas clot together into a conglomerate of new ideas and a new way of lifestyle. I think the Clot logo quite represents this idea, as it looks like the letters are clotted together in a tight (almost 2 way) symmetric design. They had designed in collaboration with big brands, as Converse, Nike, Disney and now even with Casio G-Shock with this fantastic looking model.
This Lego man is in fact quite an important prop in this article (^-^)
A very limited amount, I believe it were 100, was sold in a special plexiglass display case. These limited models stand apart from the regular model not only by the case, but they also feature a black buckle instead of the regular silver buckle and were meant to be sold in the Juice retail shops only. A very small number of these special boxes were also sold via the Juice on-line store and sold out almost immediately. I unfortunately found out too late, and moreover, I had already ordered the watch in Japan as I didn’t want to miss this one. I have a big weakness for red and yellow G-Shocks, as you probably already know.
The face plate of this G-Shock is black with nice orange accents around the eyes and on the edge of the crystal. It features an alternative Clot logo, where you normally find the text CASIO and SHOCK RESIST. The Casio Brand name is moved to the bottom, where you normally find WATER 20 BAR RESISTANT. Well, this could be skipped as it is also stamped on the back. The display is somewhat reddish, but it’s even better when the EL is activated. The EL backlight is red and shows the regular CLOT logo, and it looks awesome. A nice challenge for my new macro lens. For those who wonder how I manage to get the backlight design without the digits, it’s pretty simple. The normal viewing angle of a wristwatch is from the bottom left. You will notice that G-Shock digits are always sharp when is observed from the left and the bottom. The digits get a little dim when you observe them from the right. If the EL is activated, they almost seem to disappear.
The 3230 module is the updated module of the 1289 module. There is no difference in operating, only the pre-programmed calendar is now programmed until the end of 2099, instead of 2039. And before I get a comment from Yschow again, indeed, the 1289 module can be programmed from January 1995, while the 3230 module this is from January 2000.
There is probably not one collaboration that proud of being made in China.The functions are basic, but good. Besides Time Keeping, you have an Alarm Mode, a 24 hour Stopwatch Mode and a 24 hour Countdown Timer Mode.
Higuchi-inc in Oita, Japan. It is a sharp price for a delicious looking collaboration G-Shock.