Casio to Release EDIFICE Solar Chronograph Featuring Carbon Fiber Dial

Sharp, Bold Look Inspired by Motorsports

December 12, 2017

EQS-800CDB-1AV

Tokyo, December 12, 2017 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced today the release of a new addition to the EDIFICE line of metal sport watches, which combine dynamic design with advanced technology. The new EQS-800 solar chronograph features a dial made from carbon materials.

Under the concept of “Speed and Intelligence,” the EDIFICE brand evokes the sense of velocity and energy that is found in motorsports, while offering diverse, ever-more advanced functions made possible by cutting-edge electronics technologies from Casio. Befitting the motorsports-inspired styling of the EDIFICE brand, Casio has been an official partner of the Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula One team since 2016.

The new EQS-800 solar chronograph has enhanced charging technology that can store plenty of energy to drive the watch via the solar panel under the inset dials. This enabled the use of a carbon fiber dial—a first for a Casio solar chronograph.

Carbon fiber is also employed in racing cars due to their light weight and strength. In addition to evoking motorsports by using carbon, the attractive carbon weave gives a sharp, bold look to the watch.

The EQS-800 comes in three models with a choice of two watch bands. The models with the stainless steel band use a smart, stylish blue, and the model with the resin band uses a sleek black.

Model
Band
EQS-800CDB-1AV
Metal
EQS-800CDB-1BV
Metal
EQS-800CPB-1AV
Resin
EQS-800CDB-1AV
EQS-800CDB-1BV
EQS-800CPB-1AV

Specifications

Water Resistance
100 meters
Stopwatch
1-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 29’59”; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st and 2nd place times
Other Features
Date, battery level indicator
Power Source
Solar powered
Accuracy
±20 seconds per month
Approximate Battery Operating Time
Approx. 5 months (from full charge until hands stop)
Size of Case
50.0 × 47.5 × 12.7 mm
Total Weight
EQS-800CDB: Approx. 170 g
EQS-800CPB: Approx. 103 g