Casio announces second limited edition partnership model watches with Scuderia Toro Rosso
Casio announced today the release of a new addition to the EDIFICE line of metal sport watches – the new EDIFICE EQB-501TRC. This is the second limited edition model released by Casio in partnership with the Formula One team Scuderia Toro Rosso. The new EDIFICE EQB-501TRC is based on the EDIFICE EQB-501 models, which feature the Connected Engine module that links with a smartphone.
The new watch features a special color scheme with the Scuderia Toro Rosso logo colors—blue, red, and gold—used throughout, including the second hand and inset dials. The band is made from highly durable CORDURA fabric that is colored black on the outside and red on the inside, while the bezel has an aged finish that gives it a well-worn look.
The predominantly black theme leaves a bold impression. The Scuderia Toro Rosso logo is emblazoned on the back case and free loop, while the packaging features the partnership logo, for a style befitting this limited edition watch. The EQB-501TRC performs auto time adjustment four times a day using the Accurate Time System that obtains time information from a smartphone, and updates the watch’s internal data on daylight savings time (DST) and time zone. The user can also set the world time from up to 300 cities, just by tapping on the desired city from a dedicated app on a smartphone.
The inset dial at the 4 o’clock position displays the day of week and mode, and can be linked with the dedicated app to measure average speeds in the image of a speedometer. Also in partnership with Scuderia Toro Rosso, Casio will release another model that features a dynamic-looking three-dimensional dial: the EFR-556TR, which is based on the EDIFICE EFR-556. The dial of the new EFR-556TR features blue, red, and gold highlights and is emblazoned with the Scuderia Toro Rosso logo.