Casio Celebrates 20 Years Of Edifice With New Limited Edition Honda Racing Edifice Watch
Casio‘s Edifice sub brand has been producing sporty, racing oriented timepieces for 20 years now, and to celebrate the anniversary Casio has unveiled the new limited edition ECB10HR-1A ana-digi chronograph in partnership with Honda Racing. The pairing springs from Casio’s sponsorship of the Scuderia AlphaTauri Formula 1 team, which uses Honda engines, along with the shared Japanese sporting tradition between the two brands. The ECB10HR-1A itself builds on the base of Casio’s new Edifice ECB10 series, featuring a 48.5 mm black PVD stainless steel case with short integrated lugs and a very familiar looking eight sided stainless steel bezel with with screws and aggressive swept minute numerals. In keeping with the overall sporty feel, the case offers 100 meters of water resistance. The dial of the ECB10HR-1A is packed with references to both Edifice’s history and the Honda Racing partnership, including a carbon fiber dial pattern, a speedometer style subdial at 7:30, special Honda Racing co-branding at 3 o’clock and eye-catching red numerals at the 20 minute mark on the bezel. The basic ECB10 dial architecture is carried over here with broad sword hands, large applied rectangular indices and a top half of the dial dominated by a pair of digital displays. The ECB10HR-1A offers a stunning array of complications courtesy of its Module No. 5618 ana-digi quartz movement, including a perpetual calendar, a 24 hour 1/1000 second chronograph, a world timer, automatic time zone adjustment, flight mode, dual LED dial illumination, a 24 hour countdown feature, five daily alarms, hourly signal controlled accuracy adjustment, smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth, and an approximate two year battery longevity. Casio pairs the Edifice ECB10HR-1A with an integrated ridged leather strap in bright Honda Racing red for maximum visual impact. While there’s no word on exact production numbers for this limited edition, the Casio Edifice ECB10HR-1A will be available for purchase in early May online and at select retailers at an MSRP of $330. For more information, please visit the brand’s website.
Hamilton Releases New Khaki Field Titanium
The Hamilton Khaki Field series has earned its place as an icon in the world of field watches, providing robust and handsome timepieces that have become nearly synonymous with the niche over the years. For 2020 Hamilton has taken one of the staples of this line, the Khaki Field Automatic, and added a major material upgrade to create the Khaki Field Titanium. Two versions of the Khaki Field Titanium have been released, but both start with a 42 mm case in titanium. The simple overall form is shared with the Khaki Field Automatic, but the difference is made obvious beyond the change in materials thanks to an oversize “Titanium” etching on the 9 o’clock side of the case. The case features a respectable 100 meters of water resistance and is offered in both brushed titanium and matte PVD black titanium versions. Like the case, the dial of the Khaki Field Titanium hews close to the forms of the Khaki Field Automatic with blocky lumed Arabic numerals, needle tipped sword hands, and a contrasting snailed black hours track sitting slightly beneath the main dial surface for added visual depth. Where the two Khaki Field Titanium models distinguish themselves from the source material is in the use of color. The brushed titanium version is the more conservative of the two, with a graphite gray main dial and greenish white Super-LumiNova. The PVD black variant, on the other hand, comes off more aggressive and modern with a dark patina lume fill. Hamilton equips both variants of the Khaki Field Titanium with the H-10 automatic movement, providing a massive 80 hour power reserve. Both versions of the Khaki Field Titanium are fitted with brown calf leather nubuck straps in slightly different shades and matching hardware. The Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium is available now online and through authorized dealers at a price of $945 for the bare titanium model and $995 in black PVD. For more details, visit Hamilton’s website.