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FROGMAN LIMITED EDITION
35 years of G-SHOCK are honored with a special edition
Berlin, October 2018 – Diver’s Favorite – With the introduction of the GWF-D1000 two years ago, G-SHOCK added a certified according to ISO 6425 dyed-in-the-wool diver’s watch to its portfolio. A highly accurate depth finder and a compass, that even works in tilt positions, the watch is the ideal choice for operations in toughest circumstances. Now, the reliable FROGMAN is released in a Limited Edition.
For the brand’s 35th anniversary, G-SHOCK is releasing a limited version of its beloved FROGMAN GWF-D1000 style. Various applications and a continuous numbering make this release unique – collectors, listen closely.
The G-SHOCK FROGMAN Limited Edition will be released in a special packaging: a solid, G-SHOCK logo branded expedition box, with enough space for the Watch itself and a matching accessory. Next to the highly functional watch, a diver’s knife is included in the set, branded with the G-SHOCK logo as well.
The unique details don’t stop with that: each model of the limited edition is numbered from 1 to 350, done with a laser engravement on the buckle of the watch. Matching color details of the watch, the G-SHOCK 35 anniversary logo designed by New York City graffiti legend Eric Haze is printed on the strap. Both numbering and logo recur on an engraved metal plate included in the box.
The Limited-Edition FROGMAN GWF-D1000B-1LTD is available from October 25th for 699.- Euro at selected retailers.
Further information can be found here: https://www.g-shock.eu/
ABOUT G-SHOCK FROGMAN
The FROGMAN GWF-D1000 represents another major step forward in the evolution of FROGMAN watches, with three precision sensors for measuring water depth, temperature, and compass bearing, and it is designed for use in the toughest environments including marine rescue.
The GWF-D1000 also marks a first for the FROGMAN Series, with a water depth function that measures the depth down to 80 meters in 10-centimeter increments. The temperature function measures water temperature in 0.1-degree Celsius increments, and the compass bearing function, which features auto horizontal compensation, measures bearing in one degree increments even when tilted. These sensors provide real-time measurement data to support underwater search and rescue activities.
The watch comes with an array of pro-grade features including a tide graph that displays high and low tides and a log memory function to track diving activities (dive time, maximum water depth, and lowest water temperature), supplemented by an excessive ascent rate alarm.
The GWF-D1000 also takes a leap forward on the outside with features that enhance durability. While retaining the asymmetric shape of past FROGMAN watches, the GWF-D1000 boasts a crystal made of scratch-resistant sapphire and a wristband reinforced with a carbon fiber insert. The watch features large buttons that are easy to operate even with gloves on.
The back case features a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating and is engraved with a FROGMAN icon featuring a stylized rescue frog bravely diving into the dark seas with light in hand.
Technical features of the GWF-D1000 include:
- G-SHOCK shock resistant
- Depth finder
- Stopwatch + Countdown-Timer
- World Time
- Water resistant up to 200m (acc. ISO 6425)
- Cold resistant up to -10°C
- Total weight: ca. 100g
- Size of Case: 59,5mm x 56,1mm x 18,0mm
CASIO’s shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch is synonymous with toughness, born from the developer Mr. Ibe’s dream of ‘creating a watch that never breaks’. Over 200 handmade samples were created and tested to destruction until finally in 1983 the first, now iconic G-SHOCK hit the streets of Japan and began to establish itself as ‘the toughest watch of all time’. Each watch encompasses the 7 elements; electric shock resistance, gravity resistance, low temperature resistance, vibration resistance, water resistance, shock resistance and toughness. The watch is packed with CASIO innovations and technologies to prevent it from suffering direct shock; this includes internal components protected with urethane and suspended timekeeping modules inside the watch structure. Since its launch, G-SHOCK has continued to evolve, continuing to support on Mr. Ibe’s mantra “never, never give up”.