After choosing London Collections: Men Spring/Summer 2014 as the stage for unveiling the collaborative efforts between the Lou Dalton label and Casio’s G-Shock team, a special video surfaces revealing how the aviation-inspired GW-A1100 came about. With an incorporation of military undertones in past collections, the British menswear designer tells us of how the G-Shock was able to seamlessly fit in with the Lou Dalton name and act as inspiration for her upcoming collection: “Every season I focus on a narrative. The SS14 story is of a young nomad, pushed from place to place due to his father being in the RAF, in search of a home. The boy seeks solace in the engineering structural form of aviation and the freedom of flight. I was lucky enough to meet with the RAF (Royal Air Force) and learn of G-Shock’s aviation specifications for inspiration, a synergy.”
Features in this watch include a bearing memory compass, neon Illuminator, Triple-G resistance, a world clock, disk indicator, thermo sensor, a full auto calendar, and Tough Solar capabilities. Merging the sophistication that one comes to expect from Dalton along with the high level of functionality seen in G-Shock watches, the GW-A1100 does an ample job in balancing the two, while at the same time offering something refreshing to G-Shock fans. Look for the Lou Dalton x Casio G-Shock 2013 GW-A1100 in stores late this summer.