History

THE TOUGHEST WATCH OF ALL TIME

Born from a dream of "creating a watch that never breaks." In 1983, CASIO engineer Kikuo Ibe won the battle against the laws of nature. He designed a watch that would resist centrifugal and impact forces, as well as high water pressure. Since then, the name G-SHOCK has become a byword for independence and pushing the limits.

INSPIRATION

Heartbroken by a broken pocket watch given to him by his father, Mr. Ibe set about creating ‘the unbreakable watch based upon a triple 10 philosophy. It should be water resistant to 10bar, have a minimum 10 year battery life and most importantly, survive a minimum 10 metre drop. This new timepiece would go on to shatter the reputation of a watch as a fragile piece of jewellery.

CHALLENGE

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. 

CONTINUED EVOLUTION

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.

 

TIMELINE

1983

DW-5000C - The Origin.

The first G-SHOCK was born. 

1987

DW-5600C - The Origin.

Launch of first DW-5600 Series model. 

1989

AW-500 - First Analog.

First Analog G-SHOCK 

1992

DW-6100 - Thermo Sensor.

First Sensor-equiped Watch 

1992

DW-5900 - 5900 Series.

First 5900  equiped with tripple graph dials. 

1993

DW-6300 - Frogman

First MAN series model frogman water resistant. 

1994

DW-6600 - First EL Light

First EL Model 

1995

DW-6900

First DW-6900 model.

1996

DW-5600E - Origin

Plastic fortifield resin case

2000

GW-100 - Master of G

First Radio Controlled watch

2007

G-9100 - Gulfman

A Gulfman with rust-resistant structure.

2007

G-9000 - Mudman

Shuts out dust and mud.

2008

G-9200 - Riseman

Twin Sensor-equiped Riseman.

2009

G-5600E - Origin

Square face G-SHOCK design.

2009

GW-7900 - Gravitymaster

Multi-band 6 radio controlled solar-powered model.

2009

GWF-1000 - Frogman

First Frogman model with Multi-Band 6 radio controlled.

2010

GA-100 - Standard

2010

GRX-5600 - G-LIDE

 Tide graph providing support for surfers.

2010

DW-6900NB - Standard

 Featuring and EL light and flash alert functions.

2010

GLX-6900 - G-LIDE

 Equiped with Tide Graph and Moon data.

2010

GD-100 - Standard

 G-SHOCK with a high luminosity LED backlight.

2010

GA-110 - Standard

 A large case with an analog/digital combination dial.

2010

GW-3500 - Gravitymaster

 Gravitymaster with a radio controlled multi-band 6.

2011

GD-200 - Standard

 First G-SHOCK model with glass-fiber insert band.

2011

G-9300 - Mudman

A G-SHOCK with a new mud resistant structure.

2012

GW-4000/G-1400 - Gravitymaster

Triple G resist.

2012

GB- 6900 Bluetooth

The first watch with smarthphone connection.

2013

GA- 1000 Gravitymaster

Featuring a twin sensor capable of measuring direction and temperature.

2013

GD-X6900 Big Case

DW-6900 "Big Case".

2014

GWN-1000B Gulfmaster

Incorporated both of Triple Sensor version 3 and smart access.

2014

GPW-1000 Gravitymaster

The worlds first watch with Casio original GPS Hybrid Wave Ceptor technology built in.

2015

GWG-1000 Mudmaster

The dirt and rubble resistant G-SHOCK that is right at home in the toughest of environments.

2015

MTG-G1000 MT-G

GPS Hybrid Radio Controlled Solar-powered, shock-resistant MT-G.

2016

GWF-D1000 Frogman

First watch with built in depth gauge.

2016

GWN-Q1000 Gulfmaster

The G-SHOCK with four sensors to support marine missions.

2017

GPW-2000 Gravitymaster

Worlds first watch with 3 time correction systems.

2017

GST-B100 G-Steel

A tough new chronograph with bluetooth installed.

2018

GPR-B1000 Rangeman

Worlds first solar assisted GPS navigation.

2018

GMW-B5000 Origin

Origin, The first Full Metal model.

2019

GMR-B1000 Gravitymaster

The next stage of toughness based on Carbon materials.

2019

GA-2100 Standard

The new Analog-Digital combination model that inherits the form of original G-SHOCK.

2020

GBD-H1000 G-SPORT

The G-SPORT model which equipped with heart rate monitor and GPS.

2020

GWF-A1000 Frogman

First Analog Frogman.