If you were given a chance to design your favorite watch, anything you want, whatever color you prefer, would you grab that chance? Well, a lot of talented artists did when G-Shock announced the Design the National G-Shock competition that began in January this year. It sought to create an authentic Filipino watch strap that invoked a strong sense of nationalism.
After judging over 1,200 nationwide entries, G-Shock finally decided and announced the winner last July 5, 2018 during the grand launch at G-Shock’s flagship store at Ayala Mall Vertis North!
And the design who won the grand prize winner is “Habi” designed by Dylan Dylanco. The inspiration behind her design is the use of ethnic patterns, which is a symbol of bravery, in the northern Ifugaos to the southern tribes of the Moros.
Dylanco used the indigenous, symmetrical weaves in bright, bold, and contrasting colors fused together with elements of the Philippine flag – three stars and the sun – to arrive at her winning entry.
With this, the new National G-Shock watch has a totem that epitomizes both the tradition of toughness of the iconic G-Shock line and the resilience of the Filipino people.
The National G-Shock Watch is also the first limited edition, Philippine-designed watch, which will only be available locally. A total of only 200 pieces will be available to the public at G-SHOCK stores from July 6, 2018 for Php 9,995 each.