New G-Shock MR-G Frogman luxury diving watch is reportedly coming in 2023

The new Frogman will be the second MR-G Frogman after the MRG-1100 (left) from 1999 and the second analog Frogman after the GWF-A1000 (right) from 2020.

G-Shock Frogman MRG-1100 and GWF-A1000

Japanese fan site Great G-Shock World reported that an all-new G-Shock MR-G Frogman is coming in 2023. This will reportedly be an analog model like the Frogman GWF-A1000, and as an MR-G model, it is expected to be made of titanium. According to GGW, the new MR-G Frogman will be released sometime in 2023 with a price of around 400,000 to 500,000 yen (approximately $2,880 – $3,600) in Japan.

A very small low-res image was also leaked on the Watchuseek G-Shock forum, which shows a similar design as the GWF-A1000, but with the left side buttons appearing to be more pronounced than the GWF-A1000 (and more like the shape of digital Frogman buttons). The dial appears to be similar to the GWF-A1000, with what appears to be the dual time dial on the lower left and the tide graph/day of week/function indicator on the right side. The watch likely has the same functions as the GWF-A1000, such as Tough Solar, Multi-Band 6, Bluetooth, and the unique way of measuring dive and interval times using the three analog hands. The leaked watch image appears to have a black or dark color which is probably a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating. It’s not known how many variations will be available at launch.

With the new Frogman being made of titanium and based on the GWF-A1000, one question that arises is whether or not it will be a screw-back (a.k.a. “screw lock back”) case like previous Frogman series before the GWF-A1000, or if it will be a monocoque (single shell) case like the GWF-A1000 which has a carbon monocoque case. There are watches from other brands with a metal monocoque case, but we have only seen carbon monocoque cases from Casio and G-Shock so far.

The MR-G line is the pinnacle of G-Shock. MR-G watches use advanced materials and finishing techniques and are made in Japan at the Premium Production Line at the Yamagata Casio mother factory. The MR-G line is usually known for its analog models, but the recent MRG-B5000 gave the original G-Shock DW-5000 the luxury treatment. The Frogman is G-Shock’s line of professional diving watches featuring ISO Diver’s 200M water resistance and dive time and interval time measurement. The Frogman line celebrates its 30th Anniversary in 2023.

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13 days ago

Well that’s just great. Looks líke I’m gonna need about 3000 bucks lol. Ahhh gotta love this watch addiction…

Design Atelier
Design Atelier
12 days ago

LEAKED! New MR-G Frogman 2023!
https://youtu.be/RqMWy-b4CjU

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