Baseball great Jackie Robinson made history on April 15, 1947 when be became the first African American to start in the major leagues. Detroit watchmaker Shinola is celebrating the 70th anniversary of this momentous occasion by introducing the Jackie Robinson Limited Edition Timepiece, the fifth installment in their Great Americans Series.
The 42mm stainless steel chronograph features a midnight blue dial and date indicator, with the number 42 etched on the back in honor of Robinson’s retired uniform number. This limited timepiece is sold as part of a gift set packaged in a custom Jackie Robinson gift box, which includes a mini pennant, postcards, and a set of 3 pins. The $1,500 set is limited to just 442 pieces.
Too rich for your blood? Shinola also has a limited-edition New Era baseball cap ($65), a miniature baseball bat ($60), a leather baseball ($40), and a journal and score book set ($35). You can learn more about the watch and accessories at Shinola.com.