Scuderia AlphaTauri is the predecessor of “Scuderia Toro Rosso” and will be changed to Scuderia AlphaTauri in the 2020 season of F1. Casio has been an official partner since 2016. In the 2021 season, Japanese driver Yuki Tsunoda joined the team and finished 9th in the debut race at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Unfortunately, the 2021 F1 Japan Grand Prix, which was supposed to be held at Suzuka Circuit, has been canceled, but I look forward to the success of the team and Kakuda in the future.
This collaboration model “EQB-1200AT” uses 6K carbon for the dial. “6K” indicates the number of carbon fibers, and 6K carbon means that 6,000 carbon fibers are bundled. Carbon fiber is also used in the wings and floors of actual F1 cars, and this technology and design was also applied to the EQB-1200AT.
The coloring also reflects the team color of Scuderia Alpha Tauri. Based on navy, it is accented with fluorescent yellow, which is inspired by the clothing worn by mechanics after the race (parting, second hand, in-dial small hand, stopwatch button, etc.). This dial has high visibility and is said to ensure smooth work and safety in the field.
The band is made of durable cordura fabric. A retroreflective sheet is printed for team members’ night work and safety. As a replacement band, a genuine leather band suitable for everyday use is included.
The case size is 50 mm in diameter x 9.6 mm in thickness, the windshield is sapphire glass, and the waterproof performance is 10 atm. The power source is the tough solar of the solar charging system.
In addition, it is equipped with a mobile link function that works with smartphones via Bluetooth. Using the dedicated app, you can easily use functions such as world time in about 300 cities, automatic time adjustment, smartphone search, and stopwatch data transfer.
EQB-1200 Profile / Casio Edifice
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Year of first release: 2021
The most distinctive specs:
— Speed and precision in design (If speed and precision are your thing, slip on this dynamic, hi-tech beauty of a watch, with all the flash and detail of a high-end sports car)
— 9.4mm profile (delivers ease and comfort that your wrist is going to love)
— Metallic mesh dial (evokes the front grille of a sports car to project pure sporty speed)
— Sapphire crystal (the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal watch glass is treated with a non-reflective coating to deliver high visibility)
— Solar-powered (Tough Solar provides all the power you need to drive the full-on functionality of this timepiece)
— Smartphone Link (Sync with your smartphone via Bluetooth® for precision timekeeping, wherever you go. Tap on the app to easily manage World Time and alarm settings. Transfer stopwatch data measured to the millisecond to your smartphone, find your phone with the push of a watch button, map your time and position, and more!)
Other colors and full specs: EQB-1200 Wiki Page