Just got this one last night and thought I'd use it to review, and to answer some generic Edifice Questions. Let's start with the watch itself.
It's official name is the EQS-A500RB-1, and you will notice the nomenclature has some similarities to the new Aviators. If you would like to read more about dimensions, functions, and features, check this out.
What this watch isn't. It is tough because there are quite a few Red Bull Edifices and the Edifice line in general is new to me. If you read my man Mitch100's recent thread about the super rare Sebastian Vettel model, this isn't that one. As a matter of fact Eric Romers just posted it up a few days ago the announcement of the release. I was caught completely off guard when I saw it in the store just a day or two later. I've already been asked about production #'s, and I do not have any. My gut is any G-Shock that hits the US market in the big retailers (Macy's etc) isn't all that limited. The infamous RAF Aviator had 2,000 units and it was never released here. Just my thinking of relativity.
OK, back to the watch. Cool watch. Dress watch, with some very cycling style accents going on. The face you either like or don't care much for (I like) but these blue anodized trim rings just bring me back to my cycling days. Where? Well actually around the outside of the bezel for one.
Cool and clean. I like the touch, especially after the face being on the busier side. See that box in the background? I'll get to it, one more ring to show you.
The "crown" (if you don't know) is the central button on the right. This is a Smart Access watch with Tough Solar and the 5-motor setup (Tough Movement?) but not atomic or Triple G Resist. One weird difference between this watch and the GW-A1000: on this one the crown just spins and spins and spins until it comes out enought to function, then you spin it a couple of days to recess it again. I'm exaggerating (a little) but I like the crown on the G-Shock more where you rotate it 90 degrees and it pops out. Similar move to put it back and lock it down.
What is a special edition (notice I did not say "limited edition") without a cool box? Yup, check that one off:
And it even comes with a cool display
You'll notice the hole on the right? That is where the watch holder would go. I just figured out I'm missing it. Like when i took this photo. Heading back to the store to see if they can find it. Still cool as no other watch I've gotten has come with a full on display. This would like good in Miguel Ayako's case
Some other cool features include the clasp
And the caseback
Very cool. I definitely enjoy fun casebacks and this has one. I think you can tell I just got this watch, not sure what is giving it away
Let me conclude Part 1 with the mandatory wrist shot. I hope this has been a fun read so far.