This G-STEEL variation is a new signature model that was designed under the supervision of NBA professional basketball player Rui Hachimura.
The hour marker at 8 o'clock is red, representing Hachimura's jersey number. Also, the Japanese word for 8 is hachi, which is also part of Hachimura's name. The button pipe of the Bluetooth® connection button at 8 o'clock and the indicator disk are also done in red.
The gold IP (ion plating) of the bezel and case parts along with a Rui Hachimura logo on the band ring and package create a bold, sporty look befitting of a special model such as this.
But the great-looking design of this model is only half of the story. A simple operation connects with the G-SHOCK Connected phone app for quick and easy time adjustments, simplified timer and other function settings, phone number searches and more. A high-brightness LED light enables easy reading of the display, even in the dark.
This new tough, sporty and fashionable timepiece captures the essence of everything that Rui Hachimura represents.
Born in Toyama prefecture, Japan on February 8, 1998.
After graduating from Meisei High School in Miyagi prefecture in 2016, attended Gonzaga University in the US.
He became the first Japanese national to play in a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament, on a Gonzaga University team that made it the final of the national tournament. Hachimura won the Julius Erving Award for the 2018-2019 season, which recognizes the top men’s collegiate small forwards of the year.
Made history by becoming the first Japanese-born player to ever be taken in the NBA Draft, going to the Washington Wizards with the ninth overall pick.
- Case / bezel material: Resin / Stainless steel
- Resin Band
- Shock Resistant
- Mineral Glass
- Screw Lock Crown
- Gold ion plated case
- Gold ion plated bezel
- 200-meter water resistance
- Tough Solar (Solar powered)
- LED light (Super Illuminator)
- Mobile link (Wireless linking using Bluetooth®)
- Dual time (Home city time swapping)
- 1-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 23:59'59
Measuring mode: split time
- Countdown timer
Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 24 hours
Countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
- Daily alarm
- Battery level indicator
- Power Saving (hands stop to save power when the watch is left in the dark)
- Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
- Date display
- Day indicator
- Regular timekeeping
Analog: 3 hands (hour, minute (hand moves every 10 seconds), second),
3 dials (dual time hour and minute, dual time 24-hour, day)
- Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month (with no mobile link function)
- Approx. battery operating time:
5 months on rechargeable battery (operation period with normal use without exposure to light after charge)
24 months on rechargeable battery (operation period when stored in total darkness with the power save function on after full charge)