2023 is a milestone yr for Casio because it celebrates each the fortieth anniversary of the unique G-Shock watch, in addition to the thirtieth anniversary of its diving-focused Frogman assortment. The Casio G-Shock MR-G Frogman MRGBF1000E1A is the newest in a string of current releases to commemorate the Frogman’s anniversary, following within the footsteps of the extra historically styled GW8230B and the unabashedly vivid GWFA1000APF1A. This present version, restricted to 700 handmade items, options the identical shade of yellow used for the very first Frogman DW6300 mannequin however eschews the unique’s digital show for an all-analog dial and a meticulously trendy execution befitting G-Shock’s top-of-the-line MR-G designation.
Other than its colorway, the specs of the Casio G-Shock MR-G Frogman MRGBF1000E1A observe these of the usual manufacturing G-Shock MR-G Frogman MRGBF1000 that debuted earlier this year. The all-titanium case measures just below 50mm-wide with a lug distance of 56mm; that is no small watch, to make certain, however a part of the general width may be attributed to the broad bezel contour at 9 o’clock that provides the Frogman its distinct asymmetrical form. The case sits excessive on the wrist with a thickness of 18.6mm however stays comparatively gentle total due to its titanium development. A vivid yellow fluoro-rubber Dura Tender strap comes commonplace with the watch and may be simply swapped out for a DLC-coated titanium bracelet with diver’s extension. The colour motif continues with matching yellow utilized hour markers along with gold ion-plated buttons, screws, and crown.
At its core, the Casio G-Shock MR-G Frogman MRGBF1000E1A is a dive watch, and a correct one at that. Whereas it shares the identical 200-meter water resistance as all G-Shocks, the Frogman can also be ISO licensed, permitting for the protected operation of all of its buttons at depth. It’s price mentioning that the Frogman watches are the one ISO-rated watches in all the G-Shock catalog, and the one ones expressly designated as dive watches.
Contained in the hermetic titanium case is Casio’s 5702 module, which options quite a few diving-specific modes together with dive time measurement, tide graphs, a floor interval show to register occasions between a number of descents, and a devoted diving log. That is along with the usual G-Shock timekeeping features of a 1/100-second stopwatch, countdown timer, day by day alarms, and twin time zone show. Further options are accessible through Bluetooth by the Casio Watches app, and the Robust Photo voltaic motion permits for solar-powered timekeeping. To make sure visibility, the watch contains an LED Tremendous Illuminator gentle to enrich the lumed Neobrite hour markers. The case is topped with an AR-coated sapphire crystal, and the titanium screw-lock case again sports activities the identical diving frog illustration discovered on the unique Frogman, with an added “Frogman thirtieth / G-Shock fortieth” twin anniversary marking.
The Casio G-Shock MR-G Frogman MRGBF1000E1A is a restricted version of 700 items, every with its personal distinctive serial quantity. The watch is available in a particular ornamental field containing the extra DLC-coated titanium bracelet, in addition to a DLC-coated stainless-steel bracelet mounting instrument. Pricing for the Casio G-Shock MR-G Frogman MRGBF1000E1A watch is $6,400 USD, and it may be bought through choose retailers and on-line instantly from Casio. For extra info on the Casio G-Shock MR-G Frogman MRGBF1000E1A, please visit the brand’s website.