FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
G-SHOCK ANNOUNCES CUSTOM MIDNIGHT STUDIOS MUDMASTER LIMITED EDITION TIMEPIECE
Product To Be Showcased at Pop-Up Store and Event at RON ROBINSON in Los Angeles on August 31
Dover, NJ, July 29, 2016 G-SHOCK proudly announces the launch of a custom limited edition MUDMASTER GG-1000 in partnership with street-style oriented fashion label Midnight Studios. The timepiece features a custom metal clasp with engraved Midnight Studios and G-SHOCK logos and will be available exclusively at a pop-up shop within RON ROBINSON at the Fred Segal center located at 8118 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, CA from August 31 to September 7, 2016.
To kick off the pop-up shop, G-SHOCK and Midnight Studios will host an event open to the public at RON ROBINSON on August 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. PST. Forty pieces of the custom Midnight Studios MUDMASTER will be sold at the event along with a tote bag and a limited edition t-shirt in a special record sleeve package.
Midnight Studios was founded in 2014 by then 19-year-old Shane Gonzales. Gonzales, who got his first gig in fashion interning for Russ Karablin’s streetwear company, SSUR, notes that his main inspirations span beyond screen printing and skateboarding. Midnight Studios’ collections reference many punk-era styles making the toughness and emphasis on functionality inherent in G-SHOCK watches a natural fit for Gonzales’ style.
The MUDMASTER GG-1000 is outfitted with rugged capabilities including Shock Resistance, 200M Water Resistance, Twin Sensor Technology of Digital Compass and Thermometer, Auto LED Light (Super Illuminator), World Time (31TZ / 48 Cities + UTC), 4 Daily Alarms & 1 SNZ, 1/100th Sec. Stopwatch (24Hr), Countdown Timer (60Min), 12/24hr Format with a case size of 55.3mm.
The limited edition G-SHOCK MUDMASTER GG-1000 designed by Midnight Studios packaged with the tote bag and t-shirt will retail for $450 USD and will be available exclusively in Los Angeles at the RON ROBINSON at Fred Segal. Following the pop-up, limited quantities will be available online at Midnight-USA.com.
CASIO’s shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch is synonymous with toughness, born from the developer Mr. Ibe’s dream of ‘creating a watch that never breaks’. Over 200 handmade samples were created and tested to destruction until finally in 1983 the first, now iconic G-SHOCK hit the streets of Japan and began to establish itself as ‘the toughest watch of all time’. Each watch encompasses the 7 elements; electric shock resistance, gravity resistance, low temperature resistance, vibration resistance, water resistance, shock resistance and toughness. The watch is packed with Casio innovations and technologies to prevent it from suffering direct shock; this includes internal components protected with urethane and suspended timekeeping modules inside the watch structure. Since its launch, G-SHOCK has continued to evolve, continuing to support on Mr. Ibe’s mantra “never, never give up. www.gshock.com
About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.
About Midnight Studios
Midnight Studios is an American-based fashion label by designer Shane Gonzales. Established in 2014, at age 19, Gonzales combines the punk and youth street styles in an anti-aesthetic manner. www.midnight-usa.com.
About RON ROBINSON
In 1978, RON ROBINSON, Inc. opened its doors at Fred Segal on Melrose Avenue, and has grown exponentially ever since. Today, RON ROBINSON boutiques are located at Fred Segal and on Fifth Street in Santa Monica as the Flagship location. In the late 70’s, Robinson started with a men’s casual sportswear store grew to offer a variety of hard-to-find labels spanning from local L.A. designers to unique Japanese and international brands.