LIMITED EDITION WATCH COLLECTION
AVAILABLE FROM 15th NOVEMBER
Watch what Gorillaz did in space in pt.1
And newly released pt.2 here
G-TIME IS NOW
Gorillaz have collaborated with G-Shock on GORILLAZ x G-SHOCK – a limited edition collection of new watches designed for band members 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs – available from 15th November 2018.
The classic “The Origin” DW5600 has been re-imagined for 2D, Murdoc and Noodle in three different colourways, each showcasing their personalities through additional character-specific detailing and individual packaging. And Gorillaz drummer Russel Hobbs’ watch design will be available in the more robust GX56 “The King’ style.
The exclusive collection will include just 1,000 of each character watch available worldwide.
A chance meeting in Tokyo this summer between G-Shock creator Mr. Ibe and Noodle, longtime admirers of each other’s work, led to a conversation about art, life, music and fulfilling their mutually aligned intergalactic goals… The result? Our intrepid gang of four (including Murdoc, recently released from HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs) set off for Galaxy M101.Their mission? To play a gig in space and take G-Shock extraterrestrial… Watch the second instalment of how it all went down in this short film art-directed by Jamie Hewlett, with French directors collective BRVTVS.
The GORILLAZ x G-SHOCK watches launch instore and online at www.gtimeisnow.com in two drops:
Murdoc and 2D’s watches will be available on 15th November 2018
Russel and Noodle’s watches will be available on 15th December 2018
A very limited quantity of each character watch will be available for early pre-order on 25th October 2018 exclusively on Gorillaz Official Stores (Orders will be delivered on or soon after release date, depending on which character’s watch is ordered).
Sign up for notifications about Gorillaz’ watches at G-Shock’s website here.
A special GORILLAZ X G-SHOCK installation at the G-Shock Carnaby Street store in London, UK, is available to see now. Further updates to follow.
Notes to Editors:
About Gorillaz: Virtual group Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and current album The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have topped charts around the world and toured the globe from San Diego to Syria, picking up hundreds of millions of streams and record sales along the way. Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.
*The band are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.
About the GORILLAZ X G-SHOCK watches:
Launched in 1986, “The Origin” DW5600 is the iconic G-Shock style, durable through and through, offering no limitations to its wearer. The 5600 design boasts universal usability and key features including shock resistance, 200-meter water resistance and an LCD scratch resistant watch face.
The GX56 is solar powered so can offer a lifetime of use without changing the battery, alongside all the standard G-Shock features you would expect including shock resistance and also in this case a mud-resistant structure.
About BRVTVS: BRVTVS is a French directors collective created by Thibaud Clergue, Aurelien Duhayon & Sebastien Iglesias
They met together at the 3D animation French school SUPINFOCOM where they did two graduations films, “Azul” and “Contre-temps”. Pushed by the passion of making movies they’ve decided to create the collective and make their first independent short film “HORDE” followed one year later by the movie clip “THE LAST GOODBYE” for the Canadian musician “PILOTPRIEST”. Both of the films received a very warm reception from internet and festivals.
The three directors worked in a lot of different projects individually for companies in London and Paris before joining Feed Me Light. Collectively they have developed various skills like concept design, 3d & 2d animation, modelling and illustration. This diversity of domains make the strength of the collective, as it gives them an independence in projects and an availability to manage all the parts of a film.