Casio announces new EDIFICE chronograph solar watches with five motors

Casio announced today the release of a new chronograph model in its EDIFICE line of metal watches—the EQS-500, featuring a dual-layer face for a dynamic design. The watch also features Casio’s Tough Solar system, which generates power from both sunlight and indoor lighting. The Casio EQS-500 is equipped with a world time function that displays the current time in 29 cities, viewable by matching the center second hand with city codes in the dial ring, as well as Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Expressing precision and speed, the multi-hand watch face is finished with a dual-layer design to emphasize a multi-dimensional feeling. Its hands — driven by five independent motors — move in variegated patterns that suggest dynamic movement.

A chronograph model with water resistance to 100 meters, the EQS-500 features a sporty metal case shaped with prominent edges framing a watch face that evokes the instrument panel and the gears of a sleek automotive machine. The new lineup includes the EQS-500DB, featuring a metal band and ion-plated bezel in a mirror-finished stainless steel case; and the EQS-500C, featuring a resin band and black, ion-plated stainless steel case and bezel. To promote EDIFICE’s advanced technologies and dynamic design, Casio supports the Red Bull Racing F1Team as an Official Team Partner.