Top 4 Casio Racing Watches

Jurica Krajacic
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Casio is a well-known brand around the world. Whether it is watches, calculators, digital cameras, digital keyboard pianos, or cash registers, Casio has been a reliable brand for more than 50 years. In 1950, it successfully produced Japan’s first electronic calculator, and in 1974, Casio released its first watch. Since that time, it has never slowed down. Presently, Casio is partnering with numerous racing teams, such as Honda, Scuderia Toro Rosso, and Red Bull Racing. This blog will take a look at the Casio racing watch. Before we start the main topic, here is a history lesson.

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The History of Casio Watches

Even though Casio was founded in 1946 by Tadao Kashio, it took over 25 years to release its first watch. This Japanese company started producing calculators in 1949. In 1950, it was more focused on making mechanical parts. The company became a household name in 1970.

First-ever Casio Watch

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In 1974, Casio released its first watch. These digital quartz watches were the world’s first electronic watches. Besides, these watches display the date too. So, at that time, it was groundbreaking technology. Here are some historical watch releases from Casio over the years.

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Casio took the earlier technology furthermore with these watches. In 1984, it released the G-Shock watches. These G-Shock watches were highly durable.

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After the G-Shock, Casio released the Baby-G watches. These watches were lighter and stylish than the previous models. This Baby-G watch became a fashion icon during that time.

Casio Enters the Racing World

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In 2009, Casio started its partnership with the Red Bull Racing team. Since then, they have produced world champions like Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber. 2010 and 2011 were great two years for the Red Bull Racing team. In both years, they won the F1 World Championship, and at that time, Casio released the EQS – 1100DB watch.

Specifications

  • Gray ion-plated stainless steel case
  • Gray ion-plated stainless steel band
  • 300 feet water resistance

Features

  • Stopwatch
  • Last lap time differential indicator
  • Solar-powered
  • Mobile link and Bluetooth

In 2016, Casio started a partnership with the Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula One racing team. Casio marketed the EDIFICE watch as a racing watch under the slogan “Speed and Intelligence.” They supply EDIFICE watches to the Scuderia Toro Rosso Team in that 2016 season. Here are some of the specifications of that watch.

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Casio EDIFICE 554TR

Specifications

  • Stainless steel case
  • Stainless steel band
  • Blue ion-plated bezel
  • Mineral glass
  • 300 feet water resistance

Features

  • Toro Rosso Limited Edition
  • It comes with red, blue, and gold Scuderia Toro Rosso team colors
  • Chronograph for Stopwatch
  • Scuderia Toro Rosso logo
  • Mobile link and Bluetooth

Casio and Honda F1 racing team have been partners for more than five years. In 2021, Casio releases the EQS-930HR watch to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Honda’s 250cc Grand Prix 1961 victory. Even though these two brands come from different industries, Casio and Honda have a lot of things in common.

Casio EQS-930HR

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Specifications

  • Carbon case 47.5mm
  • Black leather band
  • Black dial
  • 300 feet water resistance

Features

  • Honda Limited Edition
  • Solar-powered
  • Five months’ battery life
  • Honda logo and team colors
  • Battery level indicator
  • Date display

Top 4 Casio Racing Watches

Over the years, Casio has produced a lot of racing watches for their racing partners. We will discuss some co-models.

4. Casio EFR-556TR-1A

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This Casio EDIFICE EFR-556TR-1A is from Scuderia Toro Rosso Limited Edition. It is the second model of that limited collection. This model has red, blue, and gold Scuderia Toro Rosso team colors with eye-catching design and advanced technology. Also, the unique packing showcase the EDIFICE and Scuderia Toro Rosso partner logo.

Specifications

  • Model – EFR-556TR-1A
  • Size of the Case – 53.5 × 48.7 × 12.6 mm
  • Case Material – Stainless Steel
  • Bracelet – Stainless Steel
  • Glass – Mineral
  • Water Resistance – 300 feet
  • Weight – 159g

Features

  • 1-second Stopwatch
  • 03 years’ battery life
  • Highly accurate
  • Equipped with Scuderia Toro Rosso team logo and colors

3. Casio EFR-556TR-2A

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With a sporty metal case and advanced technologies, this Casio EFR-556TR-2A is one of the best when it comes to racing watches. This model is embedded with more modern features than the first and second models of the Toro Rosso Limited Edition. This model comes with rose gold and blue colored bezel—this model is based on Casio EFR -554 model.

Specifications

  • Model – EFR-556TR-2A
  • Size of the Case – 51.2 × 47.1 × 11.9 mm
  • Case Material – Stainless Steel
  • Bracelet – Stainless Steel
  • Glass – Mineral
  • Water Resistance – 300 feet
  • Weight – 152g

Features

  • 1-second Stopwatch
  • Rose gold and blue ion-plated bezel
  • Date Display
  • Equipped with Scuderia Toro Rosso team logo and colors

2. Casio EFR-550RB-2A

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This model is from the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Limited Edition, and it comes with official Red Bull Racing colors and logos. It has a 1/20 second accurate stopwatch. This model has extra features like an alarm clock, Bluetooth, and mobile link.

Specifications

  • Model – EFR-550RB-2A
  • Size of the Case – 52.7 × 49.2 × 12 mm
  • Case Material – Stainless Steel
  • Bracelet – Stainless Steel
  • Glass – Mineral
  • Water Resistance – 300 feet
  • Weight – 187g

Features

  • 1/20 seconds Stopwatch
  • Blue ion-plated bezel
  • Date Display
  • Bluetooth, mobile link, and alarm clock
  • Equipped with Red Bull Racing team logo and colors

1. Casio EFR-539RB-2A

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This model is very similar to the earlier Casio EFR-550RB-2A model. But it has a much more prominent face and case than the other models. With a 1/10 second stopwatch and 300 feet water-resistant, this Casio EFR-539RB-2A model is the latest model of Infiniti Red Bull Racing Limited Edition.

Specifications

  • Model – EFR-539RB-2A
  • Size of the Case – 54.1 × 49.5 × 11.7 mm
  • Case Material – Stainless Steel
  • Bracelet – Stainless Steel
  • Glass – Mineral
  • Water Resistance – 300 feet
  • Weight – 187g

Features

  • 1/10 seconds Stopwatch
  • blue ion-plated bezel
  • Regular timekeeping
  • Bluetooth, mobile link, and alarm clock
  • Equipped with Red Bull Racing team logo and colors
  • 02 years’ battery life

The Bottom Line

Over the last two decades, Casio has successfully established its mark in the racing world. All these partnerships will grow even more in the upcoming years. If you are looking for high tech racing watch, Casio is the brand for you.

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