Are you someone who engages in extreme sports often? Do you still want to be stylish while doing so? Well, you’re in luck as Casio Singapore is announcing the latest addition to the G-SHOCK G-LIDE line. This line of watches is for extreme sports and is part of the G-SHOCK brand of shock-resistant watches. The new GBX-100KI is the second signature model that has pro-surfer Kanoa Igarashi’s endorsement. Glitz has everything you need to know about this amazing collaboration that’s available in Singapore so keep on reading!
Who Is Kanoa Igarashi?
Kanoa Igarashi was born October 1, 1997, in California, USA. Igarashi grew up watching his dad surf every day in Huntington Beach, California. At the age of 3, he decided to start surfing in the water himself. He was an instant talent and quickly got the attention of the surfing community.
In 2009, Igarashi turns 11 years old. At this age, Igarashi gains the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) fame by claiming a stunning 30 contest wins. He also set a new record for the most victories in a single season. In 2012, at the age of 14, he was the youngest ever to win the USA Championship Under-18. Four years later, he was the youngest ever to participate in the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour. Other than that, he was also the first Asian to ever participate in the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour.
In 2017, Igarashi won the WSL Vans U.S. Open of Surfing. The competition was held in his hometown of Huntington Beach. From then on, he continues to show the world what he could do. In 2019, he was the first Asian to claim victory at the Corona Bali Protected, the third event of the Men’s Championship Tour. In 2021, Igarashi represents Japan in the surfing competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and wins a silver medal.
Kanoa Igarashi x Casio Singapore’s G-SHOCK
The base model of the second Kanoa Igarashi signature model is GBX-100. The model is equipped with Mobile Link functions in addition to a useful tide graph for surfers. The new GBX-100KI is a special-edition watch that you can find in Singapore. This features a design and color theme created under Kanoa Igarashi’s supervision.
The all-black timepiece features different textures and shades for each part. This includes the bezel, band, and LCD, expressing his cool and unique worldview. The bezel and glass feature a graphic of Igarashi himself tube riding a massive wave. The dial, case back, and band tip feature his signature. The lug side of the band showcases the number 50, which is his number on the WSL Championship Tour. Truly, it’s a luxury watch brand for men in Singapore that you will want to get. Whether it’s for yourself, your father, your husband, or your boyfriend – we guarantee they will fall in love with it.
The GBX-100KI also features Mobile Link functions that pair with a smartphone. With the dedicated smartphone app, the user can select a location from approximately 3,300 preset locations worldwide. They can then send the information to the watch, including tide data, sunset/sunrise times, and other essential data for surfers. In addition, the watch can also display tide graphs and moon data. Other than that, the watch comes with several functions which are advantageous in daily training. This includes the distance traveled, time, and pace. The wide watch face uses a high contrast Memory in Pixel (MIP) LCD for optimum visibility.
Availability Of Casio Singapore’s GBX-100KI
This watch will be available on Casio Singapore G-SHOCK’s website only for CASIO ID members from 24 November 2021. It will then be available at all G-SHOCK stores from 1 December 2021. But if you’re looking for other Christmas-theme G-SHOCK watches, we recommend you take a look at the MT-G. The new MT-G features a beautiful red and green accents and a brand new exterior design.