You know I’m a sucker for Red Bull Racing gear, and you know I’m a sucker for a good-looking watch. Once or twice a year Casio make dreams come true with the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Limited Edition Edifice.
This year is their best ever. I’ve been looking at these Red Bull Racing limited editions for a few years, and the combination of a grey ion plated band and case with the Rose gold ion features is by far the best bling yet.
On the wrist this is a large watch weighing in at 191grams with an almost 4.5cm face.
It’s full of features, but for me there are three key features to know about.
Somewhere, somehow this watch has tiny solar panels in it. Which means – you never need to charge the battery. The big thing about the “tough” solar is that it’s going to charge even from indoor lights.
On the face you’ll notice a second mini clock. This is a world time setting, which gives you an at-a-glance look at the timein another time zone that you choose
Mobile Link Bluetooth
All that is nothing compared to making this a smartwatch.
No, it doesn’t have a touch-screen or show you emails. But it is connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth.
On the Casio Watch+ app you pair your watch simply by pressing the Bluetooth button for half a second. The app immediately pairs to the watch and takes you to a screen which is a graphical representation of the watch.
Here you can set the world time that you want to appear in the inner watch face, as well as setting the watch alarm and via your smartphone the watch’s main time will be synchronised with your smartphone to get you the local time wherever you are.
The Rose gold features are all around the face, and really make it pop.
This thing attracts the eyes of everyone you meet and for good reason.
If you can find this limited edition in your local area, it will set you back $999.
It’s official Casio model number is the EQB-510RBM-1A. Enjoy.
Full features listed below:
- Gray ion plated band
- Gray ion plated case
- Rose gold ion plated case
- Sapphire Glass
- Screw Lock Crown
- 100-meter water resistance
- Case / bezel material: Stainless steel
- Stainless Steel Band
- One-touch 3-fold Clasp
- Solid Band
- Solar powered
- Mobile link (Wireless linking using Bluetooth® SMART)
- Airplane mode
- Dual time (Home time swapping)
- 1 second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 23:59’59
Measuring mode: Elapsed time
- Daily alarm
- Low battery alert
- Power Saving (hands stop to save power when the watch is left in the dark)
- Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
- Date display
- Regular timekeeping
Analog: 3 hands (hour, minute (hand moves every 10 seconds), second),
4 dials (24-hour, dual time hour and minute, dual time 24-hour, day)
- Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month
- Approx. battery operating time:
8 months on rechargeable battery (operation period with normal use without exposure to light after charge)
34 months on rechargeable battery (operation period when stored in total darkness with the power save function on after full charge)
- Size of case: 52 × 48.1 × 14.2 mm
- Total weight: 191 g
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