Casio to Release Second Partnership Model with Scuderia Toro Rosso

Featuring Connected Engine That Links with a Smartphone

March 22, 2017


Tokyo, March 22, 2017 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced today the release of a new addition to the EDIFICE line of metal sport watches, which are designed to convey the concept of "Speed and Intelligence." The new EDIFICE EQB-501TRC is the second limited edition model released in partnership with the Formula One team Scuderia Toro Rosso.

Casio has been an official partner of the Scuderia Toro Rosso team since 2016. The company believes that the team's youthful dynamism and passionate pursuit of speed, paired with its racing cars powered by outstanding technological innovations, make Scuderia Toro Rosso an ideal match for the EDIFICE brand concept.

The new 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 delivers features that make it an excellent "partner" for race car drivers and team staff, who travel around the world competing in races that are decided by fractions of seconds. The watch 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.

Band Color / Material
Black / CORDURA® fabric
Silver / Stainless steel

Package (EQB-501TRC)

Package (EFR-556TR)

Supported Smartphones

Supports iOS 10 and higher and Android 6.0 and higher.

Specifications: EQB-501TRC

Water Resistance 100 meters
Communication Specifications Communication Standard Bluetooth® Low Energy
Signal Range Up to 2m (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)
Watch Functions Alarm 1 independent daily alarm
Stopwatch 1 second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99"; elapsed time; split time; speed: 0 to 300 units/hour
Other Features Mobile Link functions (world time: over 300 cities, one-touch time adjustment, auto time adjustment [four times a day], daylight saving time auto switching, alarm setting, stopwatch data transfer for displaying time records on a smartphone in increments of 1/1,000 seconds, Phone Finder, etc.); dual time (home time/ world time switching); full auto-calendar; date/day of the week display
Accuracy at Normal Temperature ±15 seconds per month (without linking to a smartphone)
Power Source Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
Approximate Battery Operating Time 34 months (in power saving mode in which hands stop after a certain period of time when the watch is left in the dark)
Size of Case 52.0 × 48.1 × 14.2mm
Total Weight Approx. 103g

Specifications: EFR-556TR

Water Resistance 100 meters
Stopwatch 1 second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 29'59"; measuring modes:elapsed time,1st-2nd place times
Other Feature Date display
Accuracy at Normal Temperature ±20 seconds per month
Battery Life 3 years on SR920SW
Size of Case 53.5 × 48.7 × 12.6mm
Total Weight Approx. 159g
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