RAW x GORILLA Fastback Celebratory Edition

THE Fastback Celebratory Edition results from the collaboration between RAW and Swiss-based Gorilla Watches.

A relative newcomer in the watch industry, Gorilla Watches is the brainchild of Octavio Garcia and Lukas Gopp, respectively the former design chief and senior designer of Audemars Piguet. Gorilla Watches is inspired by the technical and artistic exuberance of custom car culture and is built around three key pillars: power, referring to the unleashing of creative juices in horologic design to push the fine line between far enough and too far; performance, with radical material combinations that are engineered to be worn and seen; rarity, where production cycles are kept small. 

Gorilla Watches was first introduced in Singapore when RAW opened its sister retail concept, Watch Wonderland, at the end of 2017. Its debut Fastback collection was well-received by both seasoned collectors and those new to watch collecting – similar to the brand’s reception in other parts of the world. The brand quickly went on to launch the Fastback Drift, which shares a similar case design as its predecessors but boasts a Vaucher-manufactured movement with a wandering hours complication and an affordable price tag.

“Despite being one of the youngest in our stable of brands, it took Gorilla merely a day to say yes to collaborating with us to produce this Celebratory Edition. This progressive and can-do spirit is something that we have in common with Octavio and his team,” says Sugiharto Kusumadi, founder of RAW.

“The Fastback Galaxy Blue is in a shade similar to the blue-green corporate colour of RAW and provides a perfect canvas for us to develop a collectible that is truly RAW with a few tweaks,” continues Kusumadi.

The RAW x Gorilla Fastback Celebratory Edition presents 140g of unmistakeable presence and pure, engaging analog performance in galaxy blue. Its layered case construction comprises of a polished black ceramic bezel seated on top of an anodised aluminium “pinstripe” and a bead-blasted titanium case. The multi-layered dial of the original Fastback remains in the Celebratory Edition with the exception of the number “15” being applied in a 4N tinted metal with satin brush finishing in one of RAW’s new corporate colour.

Another feature that sets the Celebratory Edition apart from its regular brethren is that it comes with a closed titanium caseback that is engraved with RAW’s revamped logo. 

The RAW x Gorilla Fastback Celebratory Edition is a limited edition of 15 pieces and is available exclusively at RAW ION Orchard (#B3-03), RAW Millenia Walk (#01-78) and Watch Wonderland at Suntec City (#01-470/472).

 

Technical Specifications RAW x Gorilla Fastback Caseback

Movement: Automatic Miyota 8215

Dial: Printed numerals, luminous hands and markers; applied no. 15

Case dimension: 44mm case diameter; 48.5mm with crown guard; 13mm height

Case material: Layered case construction comprising CNC milled titanium, anodised aluminium and polished black ceramic

Case back: Closed titanium caseback, engraved with RAW logo, Fastback logo and serial number of watch

Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating

Crown: Screwed-down for improved water resistance

Water resistance: 10ATM / 100m

Bracelet: Monochrome Viton rubber strap with titanium pin buckle

RRP incl 7% GST: SGD1,388 nett

 

About the RAW15 Celebratory Edition

The RAW15 Celebratory Edition collection commemorates the 15 years that RAW has been marking the world of horology in Singapore and the region with its fun and unconventional spirit. The collection comprises a series of limited editions borne in collaboration with a selection of the independent watch brands in our portfolio. Each Celebratory Edition is:

1. Exclusively designed for RAW

2. A collectible with each design being a limited edition

3. Injected with a dose of fun and the unconventional – to make it distinctly RAW


About Gorilla Watches 

Gorilla Watches is a brand based in Cressier in the canton of Neuchatel, Switzerland. It was founded in 2016 by former Audemars Piguet Chief Artistic Officer, Octavio Garcia, and former Audemars Piguet Senior Designer Lukas Gopp. Informed by 30 years of combined experience, Gorilla Watches is driven by a deeply-rooted passion for horology and the relentless pursuit of delivering elegantly rambunctious, soulful horologic experiences.