In pursuit of Haute, high-speed horology

About Scuderia Toro Rosso:

Commonly known as just Toro Rosso or STR, the independent, Italian Formula One racing team owned by Austrian beverage company Red Bull, currently competes under the name of Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda. It is the junior team to Red Bull Racing, formed to develop the skills of promising, upcoming drivers. The Scuderia Toro Rosso made its racing debut in 2006 and in the January of 2016, Casio became an official partner of Scuderia Toro Rosso. The team’s youthful dynamism matched the passionate pursuit of Casio towards speed and technological advancements and by August 2017, they announced the release of this new metal EDIFICE.

Things that make it a hit:

The Casio Edifice line of watches is known to combine dynamic design principles with advanced technological features and in the new EDIFICE Scuderia Toro Rosso Limited Edition EQB-800TR, we are given a true, motorsport chronograph.

The new model was unveiled at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit when an official press conference before the 2017 Belgian Grand Prix was called for. Based on the EDIFICE Race Lap Chronograph EQB-800, the TR draws inspiration and cues from team Scuderia’s racing cars, visible through the special and unique details, especially those on the exteriors and the dial.

The bezel of the STR EQB 800 TR is double-layered carbon fiber, which is one of its excellent sporty details. It has been treated with Heat Gradation IP technique, which produces the vivid and distinct multicolor effects, both on the lower bezel and on subdial edges. The inspiration is clearly the metal exhaust pipes of race cars, the coloration (or discoloration) resulting as an effect of the high heat gases coming out of the exhaust manifolds.

The glass is undoubtedly sapphire crystal and the band made from CORDURA® fabric mixed with leather; together, they create a bond stronger than ordinary nylon or similar other synthetic fabrics. The team logo remains emblazoned on the back plate and on the carbon fiber band loop, delivering a special feel that’s suitable only for an exceptional model!

The prime difference the TR holds with the base model is the Target Time Indicator. The indicator starts counting down 10 seconds prior reaching the target lap-time. You may also upload the recorded lap times from the watch to a paired smartphone to be viewed as a list or a graph. This is a partnership model conveying a strong, motor-sports feel due to its plenty of practical functions.

From Mr. Shigenori Ito:

The Senior Executive Managing Officer at Casio announced – “The 2017 versions of our EDIFICE Scuderia Toro Rosso Limited Edition range are born out of our strong collaboration with Scuderia Toro Rosso and the Formula One TM design signatures such as the carbon fiber bezel and the striking heat gradation coloration are unmistakably inspired by our partnership.” He also added – “Since we share the common traits of performance and technology with Scuderia Toro Rosso, it was natural that we developed a function such as Target Time Indicator for the EQB-800TR which stands proud as a true motorsport chronograph.

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