Casio just introduced its newest collaboration timepiece with Red Bull Racing
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    EQSA500RB-1A Offers Smart Access Technology with Unique Red Bull Design

    DOVER, NJ, (NOVEMBER 14, 2012) – Casio America, Inc. is proud to announce its collaboration with Red Bull Racing, as an Official Team Partner of the Formula One racing team based in England, to create a limited edition EDIFICE men’s watch – the EQSA500RB-1A. Built with Casio’s original Smart Access Technology, the EQSA500RB-1A offers advanced functionality in addition to style and comfort.
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    Embodied by a striking stainless steel case and band, the EQSA500RB-1A watch dial incorporates Red Bull Racing’s blue and red team colors as well as their dynamic logo. A highly evolved chronograph, based on Casio EDIFICE’s philosophy of “speed and intelligence,” the EQSA500RB-1A’s sporty yet sophisticated design emphasizes the vitality of motorsports racing.

    We recognized that Red Bull Racing’s fast-paced, energetic culture and drive to succeed were the perfect elements for the inspiration and development of our newest EDIFICE timepiece,” said Shigenori Itoh, Chairman and CEO of Casio America, Inc. “Casio has been an Official Partner of Red Bull Racing since 2009 and we look forward to collaborating on additional timepieces in the future that continue to evoke a sense of velocity and motorsports energy.
    The EQSA500RB-1A is equipped with Casio’s unique Smart Access Technology. Casio’s Smart Access permits easier, more intuitive operation of multiple functions by controlling independent hand movement, made possible by a new 5-motor layout, via an electronic crown. For example, the chronograph can record up to 10 lap times at an accuracy of 1/20th second and lap time results can be accessed using the electronic crown’s pull and turn motion.

    Speaking at the launch in Monza at the Italian Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing’s double Formula One World Champion, commented
    The watch shares the same attributes that Red Bull Racing needs for success – precision, speed and of course, the highest level of technology in our racing cars. It’s also not too heavy on my wrist, a nice balanced weight!
    Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing’s Team Principal, added
    The watch has a nice symmetry between design and function – the Red Bull Racing logo is incorporated into the watch face, while its speed and precision embodies the team’s ethos.
    Tough Solar Power adds to the EQSA500RB-1A ‘s efficiency while its unique power saving function allows the timepiece to power down when not exposed to light for a certain period of time, thus conserving energy. This new limited edition timepiece also offers a variety of other features including 100M water resistance, countdown timer, daily alarm, tachymeter, and world time for 29 cities+ UTC.

    Casio’s limited edition EQSA500RB-1A will be available in November 2012 for an MSRP of $450. For additional information on Casio’s EDIFICE men’s watch collection, please visit www.Edifice.Casio.com
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    Thank you Ernie for sharing this. I start to get interested in this model because of the smart access feature. Did a quick search and found the specifications of this watch. Allow me to copy them here for reference.

    http://www.casio-intl.com/asia-mea/e...QS-A500RB-1AV/

    Mineral Glass
    Partial ion plated
    Tachymeter
    Screw Lock Crown
    Screw Lock Back
    100-meter water resistance
    Case / bezel material: Stainless steel
    "Double-lock, 1-press, 3-fold Buckle"
    Stainless Steel Band
    Solid Band
    Solar powered
    World time
    29 time zones (29 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, auto summer time (DST) switching
    Home city/World time city swapping
    1/20-second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity: 59'59.95''
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, lap time
    Memory capacity: Up to 10 records
    Other: Fastest Lap
    Countdown timer
    Measuring unit: 1 second
    Countdown range: 60 minutes
    Countdown start time setting range: 1 to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)
    Daily alarm
    Battery level indicator
    Power Saving (hands stop to save power when the watch is left in the dark)
    Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
    Date display
    Day of the week indicator
    Regular timekeeping
    Analog: 3 hands (hour, minute (hand moves every 10 seconds), second), 2 dials (24-hour, mode)
    Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month
    Approx. battery operating time:
    8 months on rechargeable battery (operation period with normal use without exposure to light after full charge)
    28 months on rechargeable battery (operation period when stored in total darkness with the power save function on after full charge)
    Size of case/total weight: 48 X 44.8 X 11.5 mm/154 g

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    Re: Casio just introduced its newest collaboration timepiece with Red Bull Racing

    There is a few pretty decent Edifice models out there. I have no problem with the Red Bull tie-in as it is an immensely talented, super professional outfit which gets the job done. It's about as close as you can get to a NASA logo on a watch...but more relevant!
    Interesting.

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    Re: Casio just introduced its newest collaboration timepiece with Red Bull Racing

    would love to see this on a Rubber Strap a la Panerai/Breitling/Chopard ... one can only wish :D
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    Re: Casio just introduced its newest collaboration timepiece with Red Bull Racing

    Thanks for sharing, Ernie! That is a good looking watch. Cheers, Bill P.

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    Re: Casio just introduced its newest collaboration timepiece with Red Bull Racing

    Quote Originally Posted by kandyredcoi View Post
    would love to see this on a Rubber Strap a la Panerai/Breitling/Chopard ... one can only wish :D
    Because it looks to have standard lugs, I presume you could put any band on it you want. Would look good on a NATO/Zulu strap.

    Too bad it is not atomic though.
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    Just "pre-saled" it at macy's. Get to pick it up Sunday. My first non-g-shock. Cheaper than an aviator because of no triple-g resist?

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    They had 2.
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