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Casio to Release Third G-SHOCK Rui Hachimura Signature Model
Dial and Band Design Inspired by Tateyama Mountain Range in Hachimura’s Home Prefecture of Toyama in Japan
Norderstedt, November 7, 2022 — Casio Europe GmbH announced today the release of the DW-6900RH, a new addition to the G-SHOCK brand of shock-resistant watches. The DW-6900RH is the third signature model designed in collaboration with professional basketball player Rui Hachimura, who plays in the NBA.
Hachimura not only plays for the Washington Wizards, but is also a key member of the Japanese national basketball team. Casio signed a global partnership agreement with Hachimura in November 2019 to support him as he pursues great things.
The new DW-6900RH is a signature model designed in collaboration with Hachimura. This design begins with the shock-resistant DW-6900, nicknamed the “three-eyed watch” because of the row of three indicators on the dial, and highlights the Tateyama mountain range in Hachimura’s home prefecture of Toyama.
The dial is printed with a contour map of the Tateyama mountain range, while the light-blue printing on the white band represents majestic snow-capped peaks. As befits a signature model, RUI HACHIMURA adorns the watch glass and his signature “Black Samurai” logo features on the case back, the LCD when the backlight is on, and the special packaging. The invigorating light blue and white color scheme draws on Hachimura’s roots, bringing to life the melting snow of the Japanese Alps.
Hachimura had this to say about his latest signature timepiece, “I designed this third model based on the image of the Tateyama Mountains in my hometown of Toyama, a place that holds fond memories for me, with the bright colors and the great view of Tateyama as a motif. I hope you all enjoy it!”
Hachimura began playing basketball in earnest in middle school. While at Meisei High School in Miyagi Prefecture, he led his team to three consecutive victories in the All-Japan High-School Tournament. While still a student, he was selected as a candidate to play for Japan’s national team. In 2016, Hachimura attended Gonzaga University in the U.S., a school with a highly respected basketball program in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). In his third season as a key player, the Gonzaga Bulldogs made it to the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament, and he won the Julius Erving award as the best small forward that season. In 2019, Hachimura became the first Japanese national ever to be taken in the first round of the NBA draft, and joined the Washington Wizards. He played in 48 of 72 games his rookie season, and his stellar performance earned him a spot on the second-team NBA All-Rookie Team. The 24-year-old native of Toyama Prefecture stands 203 centimetres tall and weighs 104 kilograms.
|Water Resistance||20 bar|
|Stopwatch||1/100 second (00’00”00 to 59’59”99) / 1 second (1:00’00 to 23:59’59); measuring capacity: 23:59’59; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st and 2nd place times|
|Countdown Timer||Measuring unit: 1 second; countdown range: 24 hours; countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 24 hours (1-second increments); auto-repeat|
|Alarm||Multi-function alarm; hourly time signal|
|Other Functions||Full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; EL backlight with afterglow; flash alert (flashes with buzzer that sounds for alarms, hourly time signals and countdown timer)|
|Accuracy at Normal Temperature||±15 seconds per month|
|Battery Life||Approx. 2 years on CR2016|
|Size of Case||53.2 × 50.0 × 18.7mm|
|Total Weight||Approx. 67g|