Shinola just released a new ltd. edition Duck Watch honoring legendary snowboarding pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter. It's part of their Great American Series, which previously highlighted the likes of architect Minoru Yamasaki and baseball icon Jackie Robinson.
The watch arrives as part of a stylish gift set of sorts, which also includes a replica of the brand's first production snowboard, a leather cooler bag, and a full-size, hardbound coffee table book documenting JBC's extraordinary life.
"After losing Jake to reoccurring cancer over a year ago, a small group of family and friends poured their hearts into creating this gift set as a tribute to my husband,” says Donna Carpenter, owner of Burton. “It all started with my youngest son Timi talking to Shinola founder and Jake’s close friend, Tom Kartsotis, about dedicating a Shinola Great Americans Series watch to Jake. The vision for the project grew exponentially from there. We were all deep in the grieving process, so working on this together was cathartic and helped us stay close to Jake. The end result is a true reflection of Jake’s passion, creative spirit, and pure love of life.”