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G-STEEL gets face-lift in tribute to Blue Note Records

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the legendary jazz label Blue Note Records, Casio G-SHOCK has updated its G-STEEL timepiece.

Blue Note Records is an American jazz record label established in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis. The label dedicated itself exclusively to the recording of American jazz music and created its own unmistakable recording style and sound.

Blue Note Records discovered and produced a who’s who of international jazz stars including Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk and Quincy Jones.

Casio have given its popular G-Steel Series a facelift to pay tribute to the label, which sees the rugged, stylish and smart watch rendered in a black colorway with blue accents on the dial and buckle, as well as the addition of an IP case-back, button, and band keeper.

The GSTB100BNR-1A comes with several of G-SHOCK’s key features including solar-powered charging technology, a super LED light, Neo-Brite luminous hands for maximum visibility, and Bluetooth low energy technology that connects with smart phones.

The new model also comes with custom limited-edition packaging. To read more about the G-Steel take a look at our review of the G-Steel Carbon.

You can take a look at the watch in the video above, produced with Blue Note artists Kendrick Scott, Charles Lloyd and Tyler Acord.

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