G-SHOCK Australia are proud to announce the collaboration with multi-platinum selling and award-winning Australian Hip Hop royalty, Hilltop Hoods. The limited edition Hilltop Hoods x G-SHOCK GBA-800HTH takes the iconic GBA-800 watch face and personalises it with Hilltop Hoods‘ iconography for a watch that is as functional as it is stylish.
Since their inception in 1996, the rise of Hilltop Hoods has seen the trio achieve 10 ARIA Awards, 6 chart-topping #1 ARIA Albums, sold-out arena tours and over 60 platinum accreditations thus far. Most recently, the release of single ‘Show Business’ ft. US soul singer Eamon gave fans the first taste of a much-anticipated new studio album.
The Hilltop Hoods x G-SHOCK GBA-800HTH limited-edition collaborative watch is a true expression of mutual appreciation, respect, and the pinnacle of a longstanding history of Hip Hop partnerships for Hilltop Hoods and G-SHOCK globally. The ‘Living In Bunkers’ single from their #1 ARIA Album, Drinking From The Sun (2012) is testament to this, with featured artist Black Thought referencing G-SHOCK for its enduring legacy in the lyrics.
Available in matte black with a black dial that features Hilltop Hoods’ monogram logo in white, the GBA-800HTH-1A emulates Hilltop Hoods’ carefully curated aesthetic. The watch band sports the full Hilltop Hoods logo in the band’s iconic purple colourway that is further complimented by purple accents throughout.
This impactful design is paired with G-SHOCK’S fitness functionalities, including a 3-axis accelerometer, a key feature to capture Hilltop Hoods’ unique movement and energy onstage and equip their fans to do the same. Other features include Shock Resistance, 200M Water Resistance, 5 Daily alarms with Flash Alert and 300 City World Time settings.
In celebration of this historic collaboration, there will be a limited release of the GBA-800HTH-1A in VIP packaging, exclusively available at gshock.com.au. This VIP packaging will be the only place fans can gain exclusive access to a short documentary for full insight into the lives of Hilltop Hoods aka Suffa, Pressure and DJ Debris, and how they navigated the changes that came with the global pandemic, all while designing their first G-SHOCK.
The Hilltop Hoods x G-SHOCK GBA-800HTH-1A ($349.00 AUD) and GBA-800HTHVIP-1A ($449.00) collaboration will be available on the 10th of June on gshock.com.au and at selected Australian retailers. To stay up to date, make sure you sign up to our newsletter. For more CASIO and G-SHOCK features, click HERE.