Casio Announces New Racing Car-Inspired 6K Carbon EDIFICE Watches in Collaboration with Scuderia AlphaTauri
Casio announced today the release of new additions to the EDIFICE line of high-performance metal chronographs based on the brand concept of Speed and Intelligence. The EQB-1000AT and ECB-10AT, which are made with 6K carbon (A material woven with filaments that each consist of 6,000 carbon fibers), are collaboration models designed with the Formula One team Scuderia AlphaTauri.
The new EQB-1000AT and ECB-10AT watches mark the second collaboration with the team, this one coming after their name change to Scuderia AlphaTauri last year. The dial and bezel of the EQB-1000AT and the dial of the ECB-10AT are made of 6K carbon, which is produced with high-strength carbon fiber like the material used in racing car wings and floors. The team’s navy-blue color sets the overall tone, while the team’s logo is engraved on the dials, case backs, and band loops.
Both models feature robust sapphire crystals for peace of mind even in the most grueling of races. The watches automatically adjust the time when paired with a smartphone using the dedicated app, providing the highly accurate time team members rely on when scheduling their days down to the minute. The app also features about 300 cities to choose from to set world time quickly and easily — ideal for a team that travels the world. Made with Cordura fabric, the durable band can withstand the toughest conditions.
Based on the original ECB-10 with its Schedule Timer function, which syncs with a smartphone’s calendar app to display schedule start and end times on the LCD, as well as provide audible alerts, this new watch also connects with a smartphone to adjust automatically to the correct local time as you travel. The resin band provides a supremely comfortable fit.
The EQB-1000AT will be released on March 19th for approximately 82,500 yen ($778), and the ECB-10AT will be released on April 16th for approximately 38,500 yen ($364).