New Casio EDIFICE connected watch models announced

EQB-501TRC-1A_bandCasio has announced two new EDIFICE models in partnership with Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula 1 team.

Following their recent awesome announcement at Baselworld Casio unveiled some special editions.

Casio and Scuderia Toro Rosso have released the 2017 edition of the EDIFICE metal sport watches. Say hello to the new EDIFICE Scuderia Toro Rosso Limited Edition EQB-501TRC-1A and EFR-556TR-1A.

The new models are inspired by Casio’s partnership with the Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula team. Both timepieces embody the EDIFICE brand concept of “Speed and Intelligence”.


The EQB-501TRC accents black with splashes with the blue and red, of the Scuderia Toro Rosso logo colours.

EQB-501TRC-1A_JR_DRThe 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. The packaging also features the partnership logo.

The new EQB-501TRC is based on the EDIFICE EQB-501 models. These feature the Connected Engine module that links with a smartphone.

Additionally, Casio has also released a new Smartphone link model, the EQB-501XDB-1A, a racing chronograph.

This model features further advances to the popular EDIFICE EQB-500 Series Smartphone Link watch.

The watch performs auto time adjustment four times a day using the Accurate Time System. This grabs 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. This is achieved 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. This 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 has released another model that features a dynamic-looking three-dimensional dial: the EFR-556TR.

EFR-556TR-1A_JR_DRThis 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.

Mr Shigenori Ito, Senior Executive Managing Officer of Casio, said:

The 2017 versions of our EDIFICE Scuderia Toro Rosso Limited Edition take technology to a whole new level for fans of sports watches and indeed fans of Scuderia Toro Rosso. In the latest Limited Edition models we have combined sporty good looks with ease of functionality and advanced technological excellence.”

EFR-556TR_1A_packageScuderia Toro Rosso Team Principal, Franz Tost added:

It’s absolutely fantastic to actually have the chance to think and design such an amazing watch hand in hand with a renowned brand like Casio. As we all know, Formula 1 is an absolutely time-dependent sport, so this EDIFICE Scuderia Toro Rosso Limited Edition watch is something we all definitely need and I’m convinced it will make our lives easier, on and off track.”