Casio G-SHOCK releases a special collaboration with with PLACES + FACES with the Classic DW-6900.
PLACES+FACES x G-SHOCK DW-6900
Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced today the latest additions to its growing roster of fashion conscious G-Shock styles, the DW-6900 collaboration with PLACES + FACES.
PLACES+FACES have partnered with G-Shock on a limited edition version (Editor: number of pieces not specified in the Press Release. When we asked, the reply was they prefer not to state the number. Very curious.) of the classic DW-6900 launching to celebrate the iconic 6900s 25th Anniversary year in 2020. PLACES+FACES look back to their very first product launch bringing the essence and foundations of the brand to the timepiece category for the first time.
“Founded in 2013 by college friends Imran Ciesay and Solomon Boyede (aka Ciesay and Soulz), the project began when Ciesay spent a summer in New York living with a family relative.
While initially interested in videography, Ciesay felt that medium too boring and time consuming, and instead chose to focus on photography. Constantly attending hip-hop shows, he parlayed an old blog he founded two years prior into an excuse to enter the press booth. Before long, the 20-something began masquerading as a photographer from London shooting for so-and-so outlet, finessing AAA (All Access Area) passes at notable shows across New York. With only a DSLR, he worked to score non-traditional images that set him apart from other show photographers. Named after the pattern which they caption every photo—Place: [Location] + Face: [Person]—the account began to attract a cult following.”
PLACES+FACES created apparel with their “plus” logo in reflective material for the flash effect it created in their photography which went on to be the basis of an apparel and merchandise line which has grown and grown due to market demand ever since becoming one of the standout street/lifestyle brands of recent years.
The PLACES+FACES x G-SHOCK DW-6900 pays tribute to this with contrasting luminescent P+F branding against matte black on the strap. The collaboration includes all the technologically advanced treatments of classic DW-6900 including shock resistance, 200M water resistance, backlight, flash alert, multi-function alarm, 1/100th seconds stopwatch, countdown timer and 12/14hr formats.
PLACES+FACES x G-SHOCK DW-6900 Specifications
Construction Shock-resistant Water Resistance 200 meters
Stopwatch: 1/100 second (00’00”00 ~ 59’59”99) / 1 second (1:00’00 ~ 23:59’59); measuring capacity: 23:59’59; measuring modes: split time
Countdown Timer: Measuring unit: 1 second; countdown range: 24 hours; countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 24 hours; 1second accuracy; auto-repeat Alarm 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 alarms, hourly time signals, countdown timer
Accuracy at Normal Temperature ±15 seconds per month Battery Life 2 years on CR2016
Size of Case 53.2 × 50.0×16.3mm Total Weight Approx. 73g