Saturday marked the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color line. With that momentous occasion taking place, it only makes sense that Shinola chose Robinson as the fifth person to honor in its Great American Series. The Great American Series features several limited edition items with designs influenced by Jackie Robinson, but the jewel of the collection is the Jackie Robinson Limited Edition Watch.
42, Robinson’s number, is the common number reflected through much of this watch’s design. The stainless-steel chronograph is 42mm. The number 42 is etched onto the case back. The watch is limited to 442 pieces. The midnight blue dial takes cues from Robinson’s Dodger uniform, while the entire design is a new model known as The Bedrock. Each watch is part of a gift set packaged in a custom gift box with a mini pennant, postcards and three pins. In this instance Shinola certainly found one of the best candidates for what it means to be a great American.