Casio, the well-known Japanese electronics company, has unveiled its second collection of exclusive digital art collectibles. This new batch of NFTs showcases the iconic G-Shock brand of watches, adding a unique digital dimension to the renowned timepieces.
Virtual G-Shock NFTs: A futuristic collection
Casio’s latest NFT release comprises 2,000 digital art pieces featuring futuristic “Virtual G-Shock” designs. These exclusive digital collectibles are set to go on sale starting Saturday, December 16, 2023, at 12:00 Japan Standard Time. Notably, this follows closely on the heels of Casio’s initial foray into the NFT space, where they introduced G-Shock Creator Pass NFTs.
While sales officially kick off on December 16, there’s a special window of opportunity for existing community members. Until December 18, only those holding Casio’s initial Polygon-based NFTs will have exclusive access to purchase the new Virtual G-Shock NFTs. This move is aimed at rewarding and prioritizing the company’s loyal supporters.
In particular, owners of the Ethereum NFTs are in for a treat. They will gain access to the exclusive Virtual G-Shock NFTs and enjoy behind-the-scenes experiences. This includes a unique tour of the G-SHOCK Laboratory in Tokyo, providing insights into the durability testing that has become synonymous with the G-Shock brand.
Casio is elevating the NFT experience by offering collectors more than just digital art. Ethereum NFT owners will participate in a roundtable discussion with designers, delving into the creative process behind the Virtual G-Shock models. Additionally, they’ll receive exclusive behind-the-scenes materials related to the digital watches.
The latest release features two distinctive designs: the VGA-001 with its “balloon concept” and the VGA-002 with a “leaf spring concept.” Each design is limited to 1,000 pieces, with a price tag of 0.1 ETH per piece, equivalent to approximately $230 at the time of writing.
Casio’s vision for community engagement and innovation
In a forward-thinking move, Casio is not only offering digital collectibles but also providing exclusive virtual experiences to collectors. A special tour of the G-SHOCK Endurance Test Laboratory awaits, showcasing the rigorous testing processes that ensure the durability of G-Shock watches.
Collectors, through the VIRTUAL G-SHOCK NFT VGA-001/002 DESIGN MANUAL, gain valuable insights into the design and production processes of these digital models. Casio is hinting at potential collaborations with collectors for co-creating digital Casio products, emphasizing the brand’s commitment to bridging the gap between the digital and tangible worlds.
This initiative reflects a unique fusion of community, innovation, and the storied legacy of the G-SHOCK brand. Casio aims to deepen its engagement with the G-SHOCK community, celebrating and expanding the G-SHOCK legacy in the new digital age while staying true to the tangible craftsmanship and innovation that the brand is known for.
With exclusive perks and collaborative opportunities, Casio is set to redefine the NFT experience for G-SHOCK enthusiasts globally. For more details on the VIRTUAL G-SHOCK digital collectibles and to join the G-SHOCK community, visit the official website.