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Diesel And Two-Time Grammy-Nominated DJ/Producer Steve Aoki Reimagine The Status Quo In Watch Category Partnership
MILAN, Italy, Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

-- Two Non-conformists Join Forces, Introducing First Transparency Watch 
Collection

Diesel is ready to challenge conformity once again by partnering with global 
superstar DJ/producer and fashion and tech entrepreneur, Steve Aoki, as its 
watch ambassador into 2019. To kick off the collaboration, Steve will be the 
face of Diesel's first transparency watch collection, available fall 2018.

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Diesel is a guardian of the unconventional, trailblazing spirit, which aligns 
perfectly with the larger-than-life persona of Steve Aoki, widely known for his 
over-the-top music performances and intense touring schedule. For over two 
decades, Aoki has been a disruptive force in music, fashion, tech and 
lifestyle. Kicking off his career by providing a platform for rock bands and 
throwing parties in his living room, his enterprise has grown to include a 
thriving record label and event/lifestyle company, Dim Mak. Thanks to his 
relentless work ethic and creative attitude, Aoki is now celebrated as one of 
the most prominent DJ/producers in the world.

"Steve never stops! He's always on the move in a very experimental way, which 
is something very close to the attitude of Diesel," says Andrea Rosso, creative 
director of Diesel licenses. "His style and his sense of aesthetic perfectly 
match the design and the clashing features of this watch, together with its new 
futuristic approach based on transparency. We're very happy to have him on 
board."

For fall 2018, Diesel is reimagining the status quo and introducing the brand's 
first bold collection of blue transparency watches. Drawn from the indigo 
dyeing of jeans, blue transparency is a natural design evolution for Diesel, a 
brand rooted in denim culture. The new watch styles display vintage cream pops 
on dials, inspired by denim stitching. Transparent cases and straps that fade 
from blue to crystal clear complete the original design story.

"I like to challenge the construct of time. I have to manage, maximize and 
master my days, and that's why I connect so well with Diesel watches," says 
Steve Aoki. "I am all about embracing passions and challenging convention, and 
that's exactly what Diesel represents. I am thankful the brand is providing me 
with a platform to further express my personal style and globally represent the 
brand."

Diesel's 2018 watch campaigns featuring Steve Aoki were shot by famed French 
photographer and publisher Philippe Jarrigeon and were styled by Justin Lynn. 
The global multimillion-dollar campaign, supporting multiple watch categories, 
will debut throughout the year.

The new Diesel blue transparency watches will be available in select stories 
and at https://shop.diesel.com/watches beginning August 2018.

About Diesel

Diesel is an innovative international lifestyle brand, producing a wide-ranging 
collection of jeans, clothing and accessories. Since its creation in 1978, 
Diesel has evolved from being a leading pioneer in denim into premium casual 
wear, becoming a true alternative to the established luxury market. Despite its 
growth, Diesel's philosophy has remained the same: a brand standing for 
passion, individuality and self-expression.

About Steve Aoki

STEVE AOKI is a 2x Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ and founder of 
the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company and apparel line Dim 
Mak. Aoki is a tastemaker, entertainer, designer, entrepreneur, and 
philanthropist. In 2012, he started THE AOKI FOUNDATION whose primary goal is 
supporting organizations in the brain science and research areas. Musically, 
Aoki is known for his genre-spanning collaborations ranging from BTS to Migos, 
Linkin Park, Louis Tomlinson (One Direction) and more. His debut artist album 
was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Electronic/Dance Album category. His 
follow up albums Neon Future I and Neon Future II were certified Gold. In 2017, 
Aoki released Kolony (via Dim Mak Records / Ultra Records), which debuted at #1 
on the Electronic Album charts and marked his first full turn into rap music. 
Most recently, Aoki released his singles "Azukita" with Daddy Yankee, Elvis 
Crespo and Play n Skillz and "Pretender" with AJR and Lil Yachty. With his 
second Grammy nomination in the Best Music Film category as the subject of the 
2016 Netflix Original documentary "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead," countless awards, 
including holding the Guinness Book of Records title for 'Most Traveled 
Musician in a Single Calendar Year' and TV appearances from The Daily Show with 
Trevor Noah to Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner to X Factor (UK), Aoki is a 
truly a global force.

SOURCE: Diesel

CONTACT: Ann Jane Draper, Fossil Group, Inc., +1-214-498-4966
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