This year G-Shock is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of its now iconic Frogman collection with the debut of the GW8230NT-4. The fiery red execution is the second model from the brand to commemorate the 1993 original, and it takes direct inspiration from the 2nd Generation Frogman DW8200NT that first appeared in 2000. The GW8230NT-4 maintains the converted features that the robust Frogman is known for, while also introducing a contemporary aesthetic and new technical features.
The exterior silhouette is characteristically asymmetrical, with each side of the case featuring different pushers and capabilities. With dimensions of 52mm by 50.3mm by 18 mm, it occupies a bold presence of the wrist, but remains comfortable via its construction in lightweight resin. It is made from an eco-friendly bio-based resin with a vivid red hue that continues throughout the entirety of the integrated strap. The Frogman name is printed along the left hand side of the bezel, while the diving frog logo has a home on the strap just below where it meets the bezel. On the reverse, the diving frog logo is also engraved on the case back, along with the word “30th” to commemorate the anniversary of the Frogman.
The digital dial layout is similar to that of its predecessors, featuring three distinct sections each indicating different functions. Using the pushers on the sides of the case, the user can scroll through each of the functions and they will be displayed on the screen. Ensuring legibility, the dial has a Super-Illuminator, which is a high-brightness LED light that illuminates the surface in any light condition. Maintaining past technology, the dial also facilitates Tough Solar charging technology that uses external light sources to collect energy and reduces the need for battery replacements.
Keeping with G-Shock standards, the new Frogman is shock resistant and water resistant to 200 meters. The complete list of features includes tough solar power technology, a double LED light, a 60 minute countdown timer, a 1/100 Stopwatch (24 Hr), dual time, a daily alarm, a day/date display, dive functions (dive time and surface interval), log data (dive start date and time, dive time), a tide graph, and smartphone linking capabilities.
Pricing for the G-Shock Frogman GW8230NT-4 is marked at $620.
To learn more, visit G-Shock here.