This year marks the 30th anniversary of G-SHOCK’s Frogman dive watch, and already the Casio sub-label has unveiled three new anniversary-edition models for us to see. The first was a take on the 2nd-generation black and gold DW-8200B-9A from 1999, followed by a variant styled after an actual poison dart frog. Now, the Japanese brand looks back to a popular model from over two decades ago: the red DW-8200NT-4.
Despite over a decade of crafting durable, water-ready sports watches, the Frogman was G-SHOCK’s first ISO 6425-certified dive watch with 200m of water resistance (previous models only promised 100m) upon its 1993 debut. Marking a new chapter for the brand with its unusual asymmetrical design and extra-rugged construction, the Frogman then entered its second generation just a few years later, which ended up producing the bright red DW-8200NT in 2000. With the same striking colorway, the new GW-8230NT-4 recreates the popular variant with a few updates.
As the smallest of any current Frogman watch, the specs here are very similar, with the same 52mm x 50.3mm case size and titanium case to maintain its 200m of dive capability. This time, however, the bezel and band use bio-based resins with renewable biomass plastics for a smaller eco-footprint. The GW-8230NT-4 also features Tough Solar charging and a commemorative engraving on the caseback for the 30th anniversary. Supported by the high-brightness Super Illuminator LED backlight with a frog outline, the LCD display is now more dynamic and features tide graphs and moon phase data as well. Not only can the watch measure dive time and surface interval but it can log your past ten dives.
Available this month in Japan, the red GW-8230NT-4 is priced at ¥77,000 (~$577). No word yet on an American release date, but you should expect it to be priced at $620 — the same as previous GW-8230 releases.