(Sponsored post) Speed and Intelligence are the watchwords, literally, when describing the concept of the latest timepiece in Casio’s EDIFICE collection of men’s watches. The new EQS800 features a dial made from the same type of carbon used on Formula 1 racecars. Combine that high-velocity with the smarts of Casio’s enhanced solar charging technology, and you get the message.
The new EQS800’s solar chronograph, with its solar panel hidden directly under the carbon fiber dial (a first for Casio), continually stores energy. Because Casio’s solar power panel system converts light to energy, it completely eliminates the need for battery changes. The EQS800 can even be charged in low or fluorescent light. Once charged, the watch boasts a battery life of approximately five months.
The EQS800 showcases innovation derived from a world-class race team, namely Casio’s partners at the Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula 1 team. Take a look at the racecars used by Scuderia Toro Rosso and you’ll see the sporty design and the carbon fiber that inspired Casio’s design team.
Casio makes the EDIFICE EQS800 in three models; EQS800CDB-1AV with stainless steel band and black IP bezel; EQS800CDB-1BV with stainless steel band and blue IP bezel; or EQS800CPB-1AV with black resin band and black IP bezel and case.
All are water resistant to 100 meters and are protected with a scratch-resistant mineral crystal. Additional features include a stopwatch, date display, and battery level indicator.
Casio’s EDIFICE EQS800 is now available for $170 at select jewelry and watch retailers, as well as ShopCasio. For additional information on Casio’s EDIFICE collection of timepieces, visit www.EDIFICE.Casio.com.
Specifications: Casio EDIFICE EQS800
100-meter water resistance
Size: 50.0mm x 47.5mm x 12.7 mm
Measuring capacity: 29'59
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
Battery level indicator
Analog timekeeping: 3 hands (hour, minute, second)
3 dials (stopwatch minutes, stopwatch seconds, 24-hour)
Accuracy: ±20 seconds per month
Operating time from full charge until hands stop: Approx. 5 months