Casio G-SHOCK “Flare Red” MTG-B3000FR and GWG-2040FR

Casio presents MTG-B3000FR and GWG-2040FR, new additions to the G-SHOCK brand of shock-resistant watches. These Flare Red models have been released as a preface to the upcoming 40th anniversary celebrations of the G-SHOCK family.

G-SHOCK debuted in 1983 with a shock-resistant construction that overturned conventional wisdom on the fragility of wristwatches. In 2023, Casio will be celebrating 40th anniversary of this iconic collection through various activities, including releasing commemorative models and holding special events in various places around the world.

Casio G-SHOCK MTG-B3000FR
Casio G-SHOCK MTG-B3000FR

The Casio G-SHOCK 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.

Casio G-SHOCK MTG-B3000FR

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.

Casio G-SHOCK MTG-B3000FR
Casio G-SHOCK MTG-B3000FR

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.

Casio G-SHOCK GWG-2040FR
Casio G-SHOCK GWG-2040FR

For the Casio G-SHOCK GWG-2040FR model, 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.

Casio G-SHOCK GWG-2040FR
Casio G-SHOCK GWG-2040FR

The logo commemorating the G-SHOCK 40th anniversary, designed by world-renowned graffiti artist Eric Haze, is engraved on the case back.

Casio G-SHOCK GWG-2040FR
Casio G-SHOCK GWG-2040FR

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.

Technical details

Model: Casio G-SHOCK MTG-B3000FR

Casio G-SHOCK MTG-B3000FR

Case
Construction: Triple G Resist (shock-resistant, centrifugal force-resistant, and vibration-resistant)
Size of Case: 51.9 × 50.9 × 13.2 mm
Water Resistance: 200 meters

Radio Frequency
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 Reception
Automatic 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 Range: Up to 2m (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)

Stopwatch
1 second; measuring capacity: 23:59’59”; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time
Countdown Timer
Measuring 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 Functions
Auto 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 Source
Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)

Continuous Operation
About 5 months after full charge, using all functions but without solar charging
About 18 months with the power-saving function ON after full charge

Total Weight
Approx. 115 g

Model: Casio G-SHOCK GWG-2040FR

Casio G-SHOCK GWG-2040FR

Case
Construction: Shock-resistant, mud-resistant
Size of Case: 61.2 × 54.4 × 16.1 mm
Water resistance: 200 meters

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 Reception
Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day); manual reception

Digital Compass
Measures 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

Barometer
Measuring 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

Altimeter
Measuring 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)

Thermometer
Measuring range: -10°C to 60°C (14°F to 140°F); measuring unit: 0.1°C (0.2°F)

World Time
29 time zones (29 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, home city/world time city swapping

Stopwatch
1/100-second; measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99”; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st and 2nd place times

Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second; countdown range: 60 minutes; countdown start time setting range: 1 to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)

Alarm
5 independent daily alarms; hourly time signal

Other Functions
Auto 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 Source
Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)

Continuous Operation
About 6 months after full charge, using all functions but without solar charging
About 25 months with the power-saving function ON after full charge

Total Weight
Approx. 112 g