G-SHOCK to celebrate 40 years with new Flare Red collection


Casio has introduced the limited edition Flare Red series ahead of the brand’s 40th anniversary celebrations in 2023.

The MTGB3000FR1A and GWG2040FR-1A are the first timepieces to feature a solar flare theme, with the Flare Red look being achieved by crafting the bezels of layered carbon and colored glass fibers, along with embedded phosphorescent material, resulting in a truly unique pattern for every timepiece, making no two bezels alike in the series.

Phosphorescent-embedded forged carbon bezel parts comprise the 12 and 6 o’clock positions of the GWG2040GR-1A, which appear black in daylight and glow in unique patterns to complement the bezel in the dark.


A combination of rose gold and black IP is used for metal parts throughout the timepieces and a solar flare-inspired pattern embellishes the dial beneath a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.

The MTGB3000FR1A also comes equipped with a Bluetooth link through the Casio Watches app, connecting to a smartphone for functions such as automatic time adjustment, self-check evaluation, phone finder, and more.

The two featured watches of the series, MTGB3000FR1A and GWG2040FR-1A, include the Eric Haze-designed logo commemorating the 40th anniversary engraved on the case back, along with four stars with “SINCE 1983” laser-engraved on the stainless-steel band loop.

The MTGB3000FR1A will retail for $1,300, and the GWG2040FR-1A for $1,100.

Both designs will be available for purchase from October 20th at select retailers, gshock.com, and the G-SHOCK Soho store.

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