The Royal Navy x G-SHOCK Frogman, the latest timepiece from G-SHOCK was developed in partnership with the Ministry of Defence and will be available later this month. G-SHOCK watches known for its hardiness and unbreakability makes it a perfect fit for UK service personnel – both on and off-duty – all over the world.
Designed in conjunction with the Royal Navy, the watch has been built to accommodate the hostile environments faced by naval personnel – at sea and on land – using a Carbon Core Guard structure. This, combined with world-renowned G-SHOCK shock resistance and ISO 200M diving water resistance, creates a structure that is highly vibration resistant and water impenetrable.
To increase functionality when circumstance demands, the Frogman features an analogue display and big, bold hour markers and hands for better readability. A trio of dual-coil motors drives the hour, minute, and world time hands for high-speed movement and instantaneous mode changes.
The special edition timepiece features design elements directly inspired by British naval history. The unique aesthetic takes inspiration from HMS Queen Elizabeth, the largest aircraft carrier ever to serve the Royal Navy. Here the Royal Navy’s instantly recognizable colour palette of red, white and navy is used to striking effect, alongside the contrasting light grey which replicates the ship’s hull. Other features include sapphire crystal, Tough Solar power, Multi-Band 6 automatic radio timekeeping and Bluetooth mobile link. There is also a tide graph, Neobrite luminescent hands, date and day display, stopwatch, countdown timer, daily alarm, dual time, LED light, and a diving mode with dive time, surface time measurement, and 30 log records.
The GWF-A1000RN-8ADR retails for $1,299 and will be available online, and at all G-SHOCK stores from 24 May 2021.