Yesterday, Shinola launched the fifth installment in our Great American Series – a collection of limited-edition watches that honors those who helped shape our culture and made a lasting mark on American history. This year they celebrate Jackie Robinson, the formidable advocate for human rights, entrepreneur, and first African American baseball player to start in the major leagues. The launch coincides with Jackie Robinson Day – Saturday, April 15th.
The Great American Series continues to be a collection of limited-edition watches that honors those who helped shape our culture and made a lasting mark on American history. Jackie Robinson was selected because his “commitment to equal rights and justice are values that we, as a company, also champion,” said Shinola’s Jacques Panis. “We are inspired by his skill and courage, and are proud to honor his contributions to our country in a meaningful way.”
Our favorite piece in the collection is a limited edition timepiece. The 42mm stainless steel chronograph features a midnight blue dial with a date indicator, a brown alligator strap with blue lining, and Shinola’s signature case back with the number 42 in honor of Robinson’s retired uniform number. The watch will be limited to 442 pieces and sold as part of a packaged gift set which includes a mini pennant, customized scorebook, a set of three pins and a four- pack of postcards.
In addition to the timepiece, Shinola has partnered with New Era to create a limited-edition, Jackie Robinson baseball cap. This limited-edition, 100% cotton, flannel gray baseball cap features Robinson’s number, 42, with complementary royal blue cotton on the underside and interior. Embroidered across the underside of the brim is his historic quote, “Above anything else, I hate to lose.”
Jackie Robinson Limited-Edition Timepiece: $1500
Shinola and New Era Limited-Edition Jackie Robinson Baseball Cap: $65
Jackie Robinson Mini Baseball Bat: $60
Jackie Robinson Journal Set: $35