At InsideHook, we’ve long-extolled the virtues of the “statement piece” — that one eye-catching element of an ensemble that’s meant to stand out, elicit compliments, and provide a welcome bit of personality to (if you’re doing it right) otherwise understated sartorial proceedings.
Said piece can be literally any element of your outfit, but your correspondent is here to tell you that a criminally underrated execution of this concept comes in the form of a statement watch. Letting your timepiece be the showstopper of your kit elevates it beyond the realm of just an accessory or time-keepin’ device and gives it a nice bit of gravitas. And when it comes to a statement watch — particularly a statement watch that can easily take whatever beating you may throw at it — the watchmakers at G-SHOCK know no equal.
For almost 40 years, G-SHOCK has leveraged unparalleled Japanese ingenuity to create rock-solid timepieces that are not only strikingly handsome, but also able to withstand the harshest environments on earth. The latest additions to the brand’s luxury MR-G Series (which itself has been around for a quarter century as the pinnacle of G-SHOCK crafstmanship) is dubbed the “Kachi-Iro Collection” — two beautiful watches boasting bold accents of kachi-iro, a deep indigo blue known as the “winning color” in Japan and traditionally utilized on the armor and helmets of Samurai warriors. Add subtle details like concave hour markers and a recrystallized titanium bezel that evoke aspects of Japanese blades and you’ve got yourself a timepiece that’s guaranteed to turn heads and capable of anchoring a wide variety of elevated getups.
Thus we bring you four stylish, low-key fall fits, each of which makes for handsome accompaniment to a knockout piece of Japanese craftsmanship on your wrist.