Vintage re-issues have dominated watch headlines in recent years, and for good reason – they give new life to storied designs while boasting modern materials and movements (with a warranty to boot!). CASIO has doubled down on demand for iconic releases like the F-91W and A164W by launching CASIO Vintage Premium – a collection of early digital era watches we know and love, made from top-quality materials.
Launching the CASIO Vintage Premium range is a two-watch limited edition collaboration with New York brand rag & bone that pairs the brand’s artisanal ethos and uncompromising ideals of authenticity, individuality, and durability with CASIO’s timelessness. The collaboration debuts a modern aesthetic for one of CASIO’s earliest digital watches – the A1000 – by showcasing (typical) understated rag & bone style through the use of coloured steel and brushed finishing.
With a thin profile and clear LCD screen at the face’s centre, the A1000RCB-1B and A1000RCG-8 introduce military accents and a monochromatic stainless steel case with a matching solid steel bracelet in a matted finish, that provides both comfort, and a distinct sense of quality on the wrist.
While the functionality of the CASIO Vintage Premium pieces doesn’t differ much, the build quality – something rag & bone is synonymous with – certainly does. Alongside durable stainless steel ‘ion plated’ construction, the pieces feature scratch-resistant mineral glass and a clearer Illuminator display. Nods to rag & bone – who celebrate their 20th anniversary with the collab – include logos on the face and bracelet clasp.
CASIO Australia’s National Sales & Marketing Manager, Phil Chester, is excited about this exclusive partnership.
“It’s an honour to work alongside an iconic brand like rag & bone to launch CASIO Vintage Premium,” said CASIO Australia’s National Sales & Marketing Manager, Phil Chester. “These styles highlight both brands’ commitment to individuality and epitomise the elevated quality of the CASIO Vintage Premium Range.”
Set to release in October 2022, the limited edition A1000RCB-1B and A1000RCG-8 will retail for $399AUD and be available for purchase through Casio Watches, as well as select Australian retailers.