Taking Toughness to the Limit
G-SHOCK, the watch that brought the new concept of toughness to the timepiece.
It began with a reckless challenge to the conventional wisdom of the day,
a developer's belief that it was possible to construct a watch that wouldn't break,
even if dropped, Project Team Tough was formed to build it in 1981.
The team created over 200 prototypes one after another over a period of about two years.
They finally arrived at a shock-resistant structure.
This marked the birth of a technology that is tough to the core.
And G-SHOCK has continued its unceasing evolution ever since,
in pursuit of greater toughness in every respect,
from structure and materials to functions.
Today, the development team's passionate challenge
and constant efforts have reached fruition in Triple G Resist,
a structure with the strength to withstand 3 types of gravitational acceleration.
In its pursuit of usability under any circumstances, moreover,
G-SHOCK realized installation of Smart Access, a system assuring agile, reliable operability.
Stronger than ever, and targeting even greater strength,
G-SHOCK's challenge is never-ending.
The story of a truly unique watch of unparalleled toughness,
as told by the father of the G-SHOCK
— where it all began and how far it’s come
Evolution never ends
HISTORY of G-SHOCK
Original G-SHOCK (Shock Resistant)
Launch of first DW-5600 series model
Long-selling model (Original Model II)
First analog G-SHOCK
Analog with shock-resistant construction
First sensor-equipped watch
The first 5900 that equipped with
triple graph dials
First MAN Series model
Frogman/ISO200m water resistant
Aspherical configuration for easier use at the professional level, plus ISO 200-meter water resistance
FIRST EL BACKLIGHT
First EL model
CASIO-only ultra-bright EL light that not only provided illumination, but also created a totally new user communication tool.
Launch of 1st DW-6900 model
Titanium material (FROGMAN II)
New titanium material
Plastic fortified resin case
No modification of original model form with EL backlight (Original Model III)
MASTER OF G
First radio-controlled watch
Recelves calibration signals for highly accurate timekeeping
A GULFMAN with a rust-resistant structure
All the metal parts that come into contact with outside air, from the screws, back cover and belt buckle to the button shafts, have been converted to titanium to optimise the rust-resistant structure.
Shuts out dust and mud. Rally-spec G-SHOCK
A stopwatch specially designed for rally races.
Designed and engineered to be worn with comfort and to keep on working even under the mud and dust of rally conditions. The mud-resistant G-SHOCK
Twin Sensor-equipped RISEMAN
Adoption of a design with a sturdy center shaft passing through the case on the horizontal axis supports installation of two sensors capable of taking altitude and barometric pressure / temperature measurements.
Square face inherited directly from the original G-SHOCK design
The original Tough Solar power system employs not only sunlight but also light from fluorescent lamps and other sources to recharge the battery and provide ample motive power.
Multi Band 6 Radio-controlled solar-powered model
Multi Band 6 Radio-controlled solar-powered model
An aviation concept watch that resists intense gravitational forces and vibrations
First FROGMAN model
with Multi-Band 6 Radio-controlled
Practical and functional anti-shock divers watch resistant to ISO 200M.
Equipped with Multi-Band 6 Radio-controlled.
A high-function combination model
featuring shock resistance
and versatile utility
Tide Graph providing invaluable support for surfers
A Tide Graph and Mood Data display timely information on 100 key tidal points worldwide. Further visual appeal is added by a graphic pattern applied to the band.
Featuring an EL backlight and flash alert functions
This glittering, highly individualistic metallic model includes such features as a striking mirror-processed dial with pop coloring as well as a glossy coating and color LCD.
Equipped with Tide Graph
and Moon Data
This model adds pop coloring to the renowned G-SHOCK basic form. Key functions include a Tide Graph that provides tidal information and Moon Data that displays the age and shape of the moon.
G-SHOCK with a high-luminosity
The high-visibility large-diameter dial features a wide LCD capable of displaying a variety of functions.
A large case with an analog / digital
The big case combi G-SHOCK with shock resistant and magnetic resistant.
to resist centrifugal gravity
An optimal layout based on precise calculations of the weight of each hand ensures stable operation of the hands to enable accurate timekeeping under conditions of powerful gravitational forces.
Gravitymaster with radio controlled multi-band 6.
Built to withstand the powerful centrifugal gravitational forces approaching 12G produced when planes make turns while flying at speeds up to 370km per hour in air race competitions, this pilot’s watch combines toughness with practical utility enabled by original G-SHOCK technologies.
First G-SHOCK model with glass-fiber insert band
The tough band employs an insert created from a sheet interwoven with resilient glass-fiber like that used in surfboards and other gear.
A Twin Sensor model equipped to take barometric pressure / altitude and temperature measurements
The positioning of a prominently protruding pressure sensor at 9 O’clock position contributes to an original asymmetrical case shape.
A G-SHOCK with a new mud-resistant structure
The new MUDMAN’s superior mud-resistant structure employs a single urethane cover for the button area in which 3 keys are arranged.
GW-4000 / G-1400
Vibration resistant features developed.
Featuring “TRIPLE G RESIST”
The newly developed “TRIPLE G RESIST” protects the module from the three forces of shock, vibration, and gravitational force. The space between the exterior case and the module contains high grade “αGEL®*” to reduce vibrations.
* αGEL is a registered trademark of Taica Corporation
The first in the next generation of wristwatches, capable of communicating with a smartphone
Communicating with a smartphone capable of connecting to any smartphone that supports Bluetooth® Low Energy. Connecting to a smartphone allows for automatic time synchronization and shows incoming calls, emails, etc. on its display.
Featuring TRIPLE G RESIST
+ SMART ACCESS
With TRIPLE G RESIST composition to protect against shock, vibration, and gravitational force, and SMART ACCESS to provide system for smooth, intuitive operation of a variety of functions.
Featuring a twin sensor capable of measuring direction and temperature
Equipped with a new direction sensor as well as a Bearing Memory function that remembers your direction of movement when visibility is poor and then displays that direction graphically. It also features neon illumination with internal black light LEDs so that the tip of the second hand and the graduations on the face glow in different colors.
Equipped with "Triple G Resist" to protect against 3 types of gravitational acceleration, the "Smart Access" feature, which provides intuitive operation of multiple functions, and a direction measurement function.
The first G-SHOCK to use carbon-fiber in the second hand used to indicate direction. It also uses sapphire glass with a non-reflective coating.
The DW-6900 “BIG CASE” series featuring advanced design and basic performance.
A striking design featuring a case roughly 8% larger than the DW-6900 and a 70% larger side button. The “αGEL®*” inserted behind the bezel to provide resistance to vibration is a new silicon-based material with excellent vibration-reduction performance. It also comes with a 10-year battery and super-bright LED light.
* αGEL is a registered trademark of Taica Corporation
The RANGEMAN was the first G-SHOCK equipped with a triple sensor.
With the newly developed ultra-tough “Button Guard Cylinder” construction, this model is intended for specialist use in particularly harsh environments. It also features a direct time-stamp function capable of storing the time with a single button push, a stopwatch that can also be started with a single push, and a super-bright LED backlight.
Incorporated both of Triple Sensor version 3 and Smart Access.
In addition to barometric pressure, altitude, bearing, and temperature readings, these new models also feature Tide Graph and Moon Age capabilities to help keep you in close touch with your natural environment. Sudden extreme changes in barometric pressure are alerted using a dial hand, LCD display, and alarm.
The world’s first*1 watch with CASIO-original GPS HYBRID WAVE CEPTOR*2 technology built in.
GPS HYBRID WAVE CEPTOR combines Multiband 6 capability to receive any one of six time calibration signals around the globe with a receiver that acquires position and time information from GPS satellites.
*1 CASIO data as of July 2014.
*2 CASIO’s original solar charging system combines with GPS (Global Positioning System) to provide you with position information virtually anywhere.
The G-SHOCK that links with a smartphone to deliver versatile features and simplified watch settings.
The G'MIX GBA-400 is Bluetooth SMART, so inter-linking with a smartphone is supported. Once linked with a smartphone running the G'MIX app, you can use music controls and other features that greatly enhance your music enjoyment.
The dirt and rubble resistant G-SHOCK that is right at home in the toughest of environments.
The MUDMASTER GWG-1000 is designed and engineered for a level of dust and mud resistance that totally shuts out sand, mud, dust, and other foreign matter encountered in harsh environment. It is equipped with Triple Sensor Version 3 (direction, temperature, altitude, etc.) which is an essential tool for outdoor survival.
GPS Hybrid Radio-controlled Solar-powered, shock-resistant MT-G
This model is built using MT-G's original Core Guard structure and TRIPLE G RESIST, and features a powerful GPS hybrid radio-controlled solar-powered system. A CASIO-original hybrid time setting system combined with a hybrid resin-and-metal hybrid design makes this a truly innovative timepiece.
G-SHOCK FROGMAN - The first watch with built-in depth gauge.
The GWF-D1000 is the first FROGMAN diving watch that comes equipped with a depth meter. This watch was developed in accordance with advice and feedback from professional divers, whose duties take them into some of the toughest environments imaginable. ISO Standard 200-meter water resistance, a depth meter that can take readings up to 80 meters, a digital compass, a water temperature thermometer, and other features that provide a wealth of diving information all come built in. This and much more makes the FROGMAN GWF-D1000 the watch for anyone looking for serious diver's watch performance.
The G-SHOCK with four sensors to support marine missions.
The GULFMASTER GWN-Q1000 combines the very best in toughness and information presentation to support the activities of people who find themselves on a mission under severe conditions on the sea. This is the first quad-sensor G-SHOCK, which delivers highly accurate readings of water depth, direction, barometric pressure, temperature, and altitude.
World's 1st*1 watch with 3 time correction systems
Pursuing a precision time display capability that is indispensable for aviation missions, this model combines GPS hybrid radio-controlled, solar-powered timekeeping*2 with a Bluetooth® communication function in a 3-way time correction system.
*1 Casio investigation as of March 1, 2017
*2 A watch operating system driven by Casio's original solar-charging system that uses GPS (Global Positioning System) to determine the current location anywhere on Earth, and corrects the time automatically by GPS signal or standard time radio wave reception.
A tough new chronograph with Bluetooth® installed
This new analog chronograph was created by challenging development of a tough new design in every respect.
A Bluetooth® communication function is also installed in pursuit of absolute accuracy.
World's first*1 solar-assisted GPS navigation
The world's 1st*1 solar-assisted GPS navigation function*2 is installed in a watch built to resist shocks, dust and mud, low temperatures and underwater pressure.
It provides strong support for survival activities with a guide function combining GPS with a compass that leads users to their destination, and a memory function that records transit route and transit point information.
*1 Casio investigation as of January 30, 2018
*2 The GPS function can operate on backup power provided by solar charging for a certain period of time, even when the battery charge is too low.
ORIGIN, The 1st full-metal model
The DW-5000, the watch that was the origin of G-SHOCK, has been reborn as the full-metal model GMW-B5000.
Features include a new shock-resistant bezel structure and a hard stainless-steel band material, with Smartphone Link and other advanced functions also installed.
The next stage of toughness based on carbon materials
Featuring strong, lightweight carbon materials and a newly developed carbon monocoque case, this lightest GRAVITYMASTER delivers the shock resistance of a pilot watch at a mere 72 grams.
The new Analog-Digital combination model that inherits the form of original G-SHOCK
The octagon form that was also employed for the original DW-5000C is installed in the series with carbon core guard structure which is the 3rd evolution of the materials of G-SHOCK.
It packed no-nonsense simple design into Analog-digital time keeping without sacrificing G-SHOCK level of toughness.
The G-SQUAD model which equipped with heart rate monitor and GPS.
The first model equipped with heart rate monitor and GPS functions maintaining shock resistant and 20 bar water resistance.
The G-SQUAD lineup is developed for sports and supports various people’s workout.
The First Analog FROGMAN.
The shock-resistant diver's watch evolves.
ISO 200m water resistant G-SHOCK from Master of G series.
Maintaining the asymmetrical case design that has been the iconic look of FROGMAN series since its launch in 1993, it realized to indicate various information and measurements for professional divers needs in analog format.