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20.10.2022

Casio to Release Flare Red Models for G-SHOCK 40th Anniversary Kickoff
Evoking Solar Flares with Multicolor Laminated Bezel Featuring Phosphorescent Particles

MTG-B3000FR and GWG-2040FR

 

Norderstedt, October 20, 2022 — Casio Europe GmbH announced today the release of two new additions to the G-SHOCK brand of shock-resistant watches. In the runup to the G-SHOCK 40th anniversary in April 2023, Casio is looking to connect with each and every G-SHOCK fan through various activities, including releasing commemorative models and holding special events in various places around the world. Casio kicks this all off with the MTG-B3000FR and GWG-2040FR, two Flare Red anniversary models boasting the red G-SHOCK brand color in an intensely blazing solar flare design.

 

G-SHOCK got its start with a single-page plan to construct a watch that wouldn’t break, even if dropped. It debuted in 1983 with a shock-resistant construction that overturned conventional wisdom on the fragility of wristwatches. Its unparalleled toughness and unique design has won G-SHOCK the support of users worldwide, with sales in more than 140 countries and regions and cumulative shipments of more than 140 million units.

 

The 40th anniversary Flare Red models, the MTG-B3000FR and GWG-2040FR, feature multicolor laminated bezels made with phosphorescent materials in the red G-SHOCK brand color. The design evokes solar flares, the massive eruptions of intense energy from the sun’s surface. Casio used a newly developed technique to laminate carbon and colored glass fiber sheets together and hew them into bezel form. Phosphorescent particles mixed into the glass fiber sheets create powerful designs that are stunning even in the dark. The bezel of every single watch has its own unique look, since the materials present a one-of-a-kind appearance depending on where in the lamination the bezel is hewn. A solar flare-inspired pattern printed on the dial with clear toner adds to the dynamic face design.

 

For the GWG-2040FR, phosphorescent particles are also mixed into the forged carbon of the lugs that connect the case to the band to create random patterns of wondrous glow-in-the-dark beauty.

 

The logo commemorating the G-SHOCK 40th anniversary, designed by world-renowned graffiti artist Eric Haze, is engraved on the case back. These timepieces also feature four stars to signify “40,” an extra-special touch for the first wave of models to commemorate 40 years of G-SHOCK innovation.

 

 

Model
MTG-B3000FR
GWG-2040FR
MTG-B3000FR

 

GWG-2040FR

 

MTG-B3000FR bezel
GWG-2040FR bezel and lugs

 

Stages of bezel processing

 

Special packaging

 

40th anniversary logo

 

Specifications

 

MTG-B3000FR

ConstructionTriple G Resist (shock-resistant, centrifugal force-resistant, vibration-resistant)
Water Resistance20 bar
Radio Frequency77.5 kHz (DCF77: Germany); 60 kHz (MSF: UK); 60 kHz (WWVB: USA); 40 kHz (JJY: Fukushima, Japan) / 60 kHz (JJY: Kyushu, Japan); 68.5 kHz (BPC: China)
Radio Wave ReceptionAutomatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day); manual reception
Communication 
Specifications
Communication
Standard
Bluetooth® low energy
Signal RangeUp to 2m (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)
Stopwatch1 second; measuring capacity: 23:59'59"; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time
Countdown TimerMeasuring unit: 1 second (maximum 24 hours)
Mobile Link Features
(Wireless linking with Bluetooth® devices)

Auto time adjustment
Easy watch setting
Approximately 300 world time cities 
Time & place

Watch status display
Self check
Phone finder

Other FunctionsAuto hand home position correction; daily alarm; dual time (27 time zones, home time swapping, auto summer time [DST] switching); power saving; battery level indicator; full auto-calendar; LED light (Super Illuminator) with afterglow; day and date display
Power SourceTough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous OperationAbout 5 months after full charge, using all functions but without solar charging
About 18 months with the power-saving function ON after full charge
Size of Case51.9 × 50.9 × 13.2 mm
Total WeightApprox. 115 g

 

GWG-2040FR

ConstructionShock-resistant, mud-resistant
Performance200-meter water resistance
Radio Frequencies

77.5 kHz (DCF77: Germany); 60 kHz (MSF: UK); 60 kHz (WWVB: USA); 

40 kHz (JJY: Fukushima, Japan) / 60 kHz (JJY: Kyushu, Japan); 

68.5 kHz (BPC: China)

Radio Wave ReceptionAutomatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day); manual reception
Digital CompassMeasures and displays direction as one of 16 points; measuring range: 0° to 359°; 60 seconds continuous measurement; hand indication of north; bidirectional calibration and magnetic declination correction
BarometerMeasuring range: 260 hPa to 1,100 hPa (7.65 inHg to 32.45 inHg); measuring unit: 1hPa (0.05inHg); atmospheric pressure change indicator (±10hPa/1hPa); atmospheric pressure tendency graph; barometric pressure tendency information alarm
AltimeterMeasuring range: -700 m to 10,000 m (-2,300 ft. to 32,800 ft.); measuring unit: 1 m (5 ft.); manual memory measurements (up to 30 records, each including altitude, date, time); auto log data (high/low altitudes, cumulative ascent and descent); altitude change indicator (±100m/5m, ±1000m/50m); other: relative altitude readings; measurement interval setting (every 5 seconds / every 2 minutes)
ThermometerMeasuring range: -10°C to 60°C (14°F to 140°F); measuring unit: 0.1°C (0.2°F)
World Time29 time zones (29 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, home city/world time city swapping
Stopwatch1/100-second; measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99''; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st and 2nd place times
Countdown TimerMeasuring unit: 1 second; countdown range: 60 minutes; countdown start time setting range: 1 to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)
Alarm5 independent daily alarms; hourly time signal
Other FunctionsAuto hand home position correction; hand shift feature (manual or auto [during altitude, barometric pressure, and temperature measurement]); battery level indicator; power saving; full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; full auto double LED light (Super Illuminator) with afterglow: 1.5 or 3.0 seconds
Power SourceTough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous OperationAbout 6 months after full charge, using all functions but without solar charging
About 25 months with the power-saving function ON after full charge
Size of Case61.2 × 54.4 × 16.1 mm
Total WeightApprox. 112 g

 

 



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