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 passion for challenge and constant efforts have reached fruition in Triple G Resist, a structure with the strength to withstand 3 types of gravitational acceleration.
Pursuing usability under any circumstance, G-SHOCK also now offers Smart Access, a system assuring agile, reliable operability.
Stronger than ever, and targeting even greater strength, G-SHOCK’s challenge is never-ending.
First watch in the long-selling 5600 line
Inheriting the iconic form of the original DW-5000, this watch delivered strong sales for nine years through 1996, when the EL backlight-equipped DW-5600E was released.
BOYS SIZE G
First junior-sized G-SHOCK
A downsized G-SHOCK meticulously maintaining the same functionality and design as the DW-5600C, a compact watch considered to be the origin of the BABY-G line.
The milestone model that connected G-SHOCK with fashion
With its iconic triple graph dials sometimes likened to three eyes, the pioneer that sparked a G-SHOCK boom in Japan. The DW-5900C made an especially big hit with skateboarders on the US West Coast after first being released outside Japan in 1990, and it grabbed the spotlight in Japan when a string of musicians and other entertainment trendsetters began wearing the watch.
FIRST EL BACKLIGHT
First blue-glowing EL backlight-equipped watch
The first G-SHOCK equipped with an EL backlight that gives a vivid glow in the dark. A vibrant red G logo appears in the LCD when the front button is pressed.
A second NEXAX model
Employing G-SHOCK’s original NEXAX construction that envelops the case from the case back based on a concept of Capsule Tough design, the watch provides low-temperature resistance down to −20°C.
Second watch employing mud-resistant structure
The MUDMAN is born, a second G-SHOCK featuring a construction to offer strong mud and dust resistance. The buttons, which are particularly susceptible to mud and dust, are entirely covered with urethane material and are over-sized, making them easy to press even when wearing gloves.
CODE NAME CIPHER
Code Name Cipher: Featuring data management functions
Pursuing highly multifunctional wristwatches, Casio developed a G-SHOCK that can best be described as “an information device for the wrist.” The watch allows conversion using 16-character messages and Morse code and stores memory for up to 100 telephone numbers and 100 schedule items for one year. Additionally, it includes memory for details such as names, blood types, birthdates, credit card numbers, license numbers, and passport numbers.
MASTER OF G
Anti-magnetic construction resistant to magnetic interference
The GAUSSMAN, the second analog-digital G-SHOCK, incorporates a mud-resistant structure as well. Developed in response to strong demand from analog supporters who resonated with the G-SHOCK concept of a shock-resistant structure.
MASTER OF G
The LUNGMAN, featuring a pulse sensor
Developed with triathletes in mind, the watch comes equipped with features including a heart rate measurement function that uses a sensor to detect blood flow in the fingertips.
MASTER OF G
First radio-controlled G-SHOCK
Debut of the ANTMAN, the first G-SHOCK to receive standard time radio waves with time-calibration signals to ensure highly accurate timekeeping. Equipped with an antenna housed in the urethane resin cover on the left side.
First radio-controlled, solar-powered G-SHOCK
Incorporates radio wave reception in addition to the Casio original high-capacity Tough Solar charging system. Equipped with a compact, highly sensitive amorphous antenna capable of receiving standard time radio waves in Japan and North America.
Solar power and radio control added to the 5600 line
The 5600 line, with its emblematic octagonal design, presents a watch featuring radio wave reception and Tough Solar charging.
MUDMAN with solar power and radio control
The watch features a dust- and mud-resistant construction, plus Multiband 5 radio control to receive time calibration signals transmitted from five stations around the world — Japan (two stations), North America, the UK, and Germany. Also equipped with the Casio original high-capacity Tough Solar charging system.
MT-G chronograph with solar power and radio control
Delivering on the passion for realizing the endless potential of G-SHOCK, this MT-G presents a new evolution in the form of a solar-powered, radio-controlled chronograph. The watch employs a shock-resistant five-motor analog module.
The first G-SHOCK employing slim analog Tough Movement with solar power and radio control
The Tough Movement features Multiband 6 radio control to receive time calibration signals from six stations around the world, the hybrid mount construction to increase the movement’s durability, and auto hand home position correction in case the watch hands happen to go out of alignment. It is powered by the Casio original high-capacity Tough Solar charging system.
Specialized pilot’s watch, resistant to centrifugal force as well as shock
Capable of keeping time even amid the strong centrifugal force experienced during acrobatic flying and other such conditions. Hands are shaped to provide optimized weight balance, enabling high-speed rotation of the chronograph hands even during flight. Tough Movement-equipped.
First analog-digital timepiece in SKY COCKPIT line
The new combination of digital displays provides even better readability. The only watch in the SKY COCKPIT line with a full-auto LED light. World time-enabled, with simultaneous display of times in three cities provided by the hour and minute hands, an LCD, and an indicator hand in the inset dial at the 3 o’clock position.
First smartphone-linkable next-generation model
Provides connectivity with smartphones offering Bluetooth® Low Energy support to provide automatic time correction and notifications of incoming calls, emails, and more on the watch display. The watch can be tapped to stop the smartphone’s ringtone, and a watch button can be pressed to find the phone.
Triple G Resist + Smart Access + digital compass
Capable of swiftly and simply providing compass bearings using a state-of-the-art magnetic sensor. The first G-SHOCK to employ carbon-fiber in the second hand used to indicate direction. It also uses sapphire crystal with a non-reflective coating. The watch with the widest face in the SKY COCKPIT line at 35.65 mm.
An ocean concept helping to forecast changes in weather
The first G-SHOCK to feature triple sensor (ver. 3) and Smart Access technology together. The triple sensor measures compass bearing, barometric pressure and altitude, and temperature, with freely moving inset dial hands to indicate atmospheric pressure changes and compass bearing.
Reliable operation in the dirt, dust, and sand of harsh environments
A dust- and mud-resistant construction keeps out sand, mud, and dust to ensure reliable operation even in the harshest of conditions. Loaded with a variety of functions to support use at the extremes of the earth, from jungles to deserts, including triple sensor (ver. 3) technology to provide precise information on mission-critical measurements, such as compass bearing, temperature, and altitude.
Quad sensor-equipped for marine mission support
Designed for those who set out on marine missions in harsh conditions, a timepiece delivering a higher-dimensional fusion of toughness and information recognition. The first quad-sensor G-SHOCK, providing high-precision measurements of water depth, compass bearing, barometric pressure and temperature, and altitude.
Tough Bluetooth®-enabled chronograph
Chronograph with an analog display expressing a passion for the challenge of delivering new, truly tough design. Equipped with Bluetooth® connectivity as well, to ensure absolute accuracy.
First mid-sized MT-G
MT-G watch featuring leading-edge technology and Bluetooth® connectivity in a shock-resistant body combining metal and resin. Watch design features integration of the lugs and pipes, adoption of the Core Guard structure to protect the module, and use of carbon fiber-reinforced resin to achieve weight reduction and shock resistance.
Newly developed Carbon Core Guard structure
Delivers high strength and the lightest weight of any watch in the GRAVITYMASTER line with a carbon fiber-reinforced resin case and the newly developed shock-resistant Carbon Core Guard structure to protect the module.
A new slim case design with Carbon Core Guard Structure
An ultra-thin module encased in carbon fiber makes for a stylish G-STEEL timepiece with the slimmest profile yet.
Strong, yet lightweight, the carbon core guard structure absorbs external shocks and retains Bluetooth connectivity and solar power functionality even with smaller components and a thinner module. Measuring just 12.9mm from the back of the case to the top of the bezel, the GST-B400 is over a millimeter thinner than its predecessor .
* Slimmest profile as of December 2020
The widly popular 2100 octogonal case now in Full Metal Construction.
Introducing the first full-metal addition to the continually evolving 2100 line of timepieces that inherit the legacy of the first-ever G-SHOCK, the DW5000C.
Luxe full-metal construction with a screw-back case, bezel, and band crafted in stainless steel creates a streamlined, minimalist design, while protecting the module from impact when dropped. We take it way back with the octagonal bezel and dimpled band design of the original from 1983, all done in metal.
High-density mounting keeps the analog-digital combination module slim, while still providing the advanced functions you love in a compact profile and comfortable fit.
Pairs with a smartphone via Bluetooth®. Simply tap into the dedicated app for precision timekeeping that keeps you on track. With Tough Solar, a high-brightness LED light and a range of other convenient functions, this is a timepiece that delivers on style and practical utility.