G-Shock watches hardly need an introduction. Their appeal is obvious; they are one of the few products in the world that can call itself battle-tested, and mean it literally. G-Shock watches haven’t adopted a rugged aesthetic as a marketing angle, they really have been, and continue to be used by deep sea divers, special forces soldiers, and astronauts. Their unique look is a byproduct of being constructed to stand up to the punishing demands that these professions dole out to a watch, and still keep precise time.
Marking 40 years in the business, the GWG2040FR-1A was inspired by a solar flare which accounts for its glowing red face, which seems blisteringly hot to the touch. But what do you expect from a watch that flew in from a comet and landed in an active volcano before being retrieved?