With one look at the new Casio Edifice ECB950MP-1A (or its stablemate ECB900MP-1A) the wearer can see why this Edifice series is so visually linked to auto racing.
Developed with assistance from race drivers, the series features a dial that mimics a race car steering wheel and gauge set. The dial features a layout with four accent colors, inspired by the color-coded push-button controls on race car steering wheels.
Here we have a chronograph dial with a bright yellow, high-visibility seconds hand. Around the dial Edifice has placed a black IP bezel engraved with tachymeter markings—not unlike a race car dashboard.
On the wrist the watch’s matte-finished dark bezel nicely contrasts with the polished 51.5mm by 48mm polished steel case. Edifice supplies an extremely comfortable soft urethane strap. The strap is more secure than usual thanks to a raised tip, which retains the strap end within the keeper.
This sharp-looking high-performance watch will effectively enhance your time-tracking options by using smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth. Simply pair the watch to your smart phone with a push of a button through Casio’s Mobile Link Technology.
The Casio Edifice ECB950MP-1A also features Casio’s Tough Solar Power, which essentially means there’s a tiny solar panel system built in to the watch that converts light to electricity and eliminates the need for battery changes. It can even be charged in low or fluorescent light. After full charge, the watch can be operated without solar charging for about six months with normal use of functions and about nineteen months with the power-saving function enabled.
The timepiece is also water resistant up to 100 meters and protected with a scratch resistant mineral crystal.
Additional features include a 1/1000-second stopwatch, a countdown timer, 5 multi-function alarms, a full-auto double LED light (Super illuminator) and more.
With so many useful functions, a solid case and strap and good-looking on the wrist, the Casio Edifice ECB950MP-1A is very strong value, especially given its $250 price tag. .
Specifications: Casio Edifice ECB950MP-1A
Automatic time adjustment (four times a day)
Easy watch setting
Stopwatch data transfer
Displays lap times down to the millisecond. See lap time differences and fastest time at a glance.
World time (about 300 cities)
Time & place
Pressing a button on the watch records the date, time and position on a map within the app. Useful as an activity log.
Phone finder (ECB-950MP only).
100 Meter water resistance
Tough Solar (solar powered)
Hand shift feature
5 multi-function alarms
Full-auto double LED light (Super illuminator)
Case size (L× W× H): 51.5 × 48 × 13.9 mm
Weight: 103 g
Compatible band size: 145 to 215 mm
Case / bezel material: Stainless steel
Black IP Bezel