Last Friday, February 28, 2013, G-Shock launched the limited edition Shock The World Manila Watch that is available exclusively here in the Philippines.
Kikuo Ibe, the father of G-Shock, was present during the launch. He shared to everyone how he started G-Shock. It began with an idea to create a watch that doesn’t break when dropped. G-Shock stunned the world by creating a watch that challenged the very definition of toughness. The first G-Shock model, developed in 1983, was born from the “Triple 10” concept– 10-year battery life, 10-bar water resistance & 10-meter dropping shock resistance. And after 30 years, their objectives remain unchanged, and they are still in pursuit of the absolute toughness. Oh, and did I mention that Kikuo Ibe related his G-Shock story in Tagalog?! He’s amazing and funny! Being able to give his talk in Tagalog really impressed me! 😀
The first Shock the World event happened in New York in 2008. Since then, it has grown into a series of events that happen simultaneously all over the world. And last Friday, G-Shock fans experienced Shock the World here in Manila, transforming a local space into an inspiring showcase of the latest Casio G-Shock timepieces.
And of course, the star of the night, the limited edition Shock the World Manila Watch…
The Shock the World Manila watch has G-Shock’s signature look, with a white exterior and red, blue, and yellow accents to reflect the colors of the Philippine flag.
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of G-Shock, there are 30 red stars on the upper portion of the strap.
On the opposite side, 3 stars and a sun can be seen to represent Filipinos.
The limited edition watch, which is based from the model DW-6900NB-7, features a Mirror Dial and is Shock Resistant and Water Resistant up to 200M.
Here I am with Ana enjoying the event at Hyve… We went all the way from our bazaar at World Trade Center just to see Kikuo Ibe and of course, the ultimately handsome G-Shock Shock the World Manila Watch!
Kikuo Ibe ended his speech with a very nice note- Never Give Up! Just like him who experienced failures in creating a really tough watch but never gave up, he wants to share to everyone that we should also do the same in reaching our goals and dreams.
For more information, visit http://shocktheworldmanila.com