G-SHOCK unveils National Day Watch 2021 by local artist Tobyato

The watch's red and white design signifies the toughness and resilience of Singapore as an island home to Tobyato

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July 2021, SINGAPOREG-SHOCK Singapore has launched this year's National Day Watch designed by local artist Tobyato, otherwise known as Toby.

Coming in a sporty red colour, the theme of the National Day watch design is meant to reflect the toughness and resilience of Singapore, a place that has allowed the dreams of the watch designer and that of many others to come true.

"Singapore is more than just a home to me," said Toby. "As an artist, Singapore is the place that allowed me to pursue my passions."

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"Singapore is the place that enabled me to chase my dreams, to tough it out and become the creative I am today. And I will always be grateful for this place I call home."

In terms of its design, the base model is AW-500BB-4EDR, a revival of the first analog G-SHOCK AW-500.

On the red strap of the watch is a powerful white lion which Toby has designed, with his trademark logo beneath it.

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He said: "For this year's National Day watch, I used the colours red and white to create a design that shows my gratitude to this tough, small resilient island home."

The watch comes with a limited edition specially designed box with the lion design. From 1 August 2021, there will be a special installation at G-SHOCK Marina Bay Sands Premium of this watch at the store to showcase more about the collaboration with Tobyato.

Selling at S$219, the AW-500BB-4EDR National Day watch will be available at https://gshock.casio.com/sg/ from 27 July 2021 for CASIO ID Members, and available to public from 1 August 2021 both online and in all G-SHOCK stores.

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Watch Specifications


Shock Resistant

Water Resistance



Electro-luminescent backlight Afterglow


1/100 second; Measuring capacity: 00'00"00~59'59"99

(for the first 60 minutes)

1:00'00~23:59'59 (after 60 minutes)

Measuring unit: 1/100 second (for the first 60 minutes)

1 second (after 60 minutes)

Measuring mode: Elapsed time

Other Functions

Dual Time, Daily alarm, Full auto-calendar (to year 2099), 12-24-hour format


± 15 seconds per month

Battery Life

approx. 7 years on CR2016

Size of Case

55.2 × 47.7 × 14.7mm

Total Weight

approx 58g

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