At this point, Casio’s partnership with Honda Racing really shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. We’ve written about it before, and reviewed one of the models over on Knapsack. Today, we’re doing a quick rundown on the latest, the Casio Edifice EFS560HR.
If you’re familiar at all with the Edifice line, you know there are some very standard things we come to expect from the brand. This one isn’t a connected watch, but it is solar powered, offers a 100m WR rating, and the case is topped by a sapphire crystal. In other words, an interesting mix of specs for the technically-oriented quartz watch buyer.
As we’ve seen on other Honda Racing models, the Casio Edifice EFS560HR has plenty of Honda red showing up on it, with the Honda logos showing up on the floating keeper and the longer portion of the strap. They’ve got other details that have claims to be ties into the racing aesthetic, but just know that the chronograph is there, and that makes sense for timing those hot laps.
These are cool, and continues on with Casio’s general plan of introducing a variety of colors and styles within the lineup to find one that fits your needs. For these Honda Racing ones, though, I can’t help but wish that they were doing something more. Like, say, recycling carbon fiber off of a retired car into the dial or floating keeping, you know? Just give it a little more “oomph” on the partnership.
Then again, perhaps that’s just me. For anyone who wants more info on the watch, or to buy your own ($400), you can head directly over casio.com
Tech Specs from Casio
- Case / bezel material: Carbon / Stainless steel
- Codura Band
- Sapphire Glass with non-reflective coating
- 100-meter water resistance
- Solar powered
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