Introducing new EDIFICE solar powered chronographs with sapphire crystals. These new models add highly scratch-resistant sapphire crystals to the EDIFICE solar-powered EFS-S550 Series chronograph, can be charged even by exposure to fluorescent light.
The Scuderia Toro Rosso racing team constantly pushes the limits of speed in order to remain competitive in the world of F1 racing, while EDIFICE develops and incorporates the latest in chronograph technology to make it possible to measure speed. By partnering with Scuderia Toro Rosso, EDIFICE firmly establishes itself as a leading motorsports chronograph.
The EFS-S550 was developed under the guidance of the Scuderia Toro Rosso pit crew. Solar powered operation, highly scratch resistant sapphire crystals, and 100-meter water resistance all combine to make these the ultimate in pit crew chronograph reliability. A countdown bezel also supports crew timekeeping management. It enables countdown of the time to the next scheduled event or the time remaining until a task being performed needs to be completed.
The models in this lineup are available with a choice of yellow, blue, or orange highlight colors, each of which was selected to maximize viewability and sporty looks. There is also a choice of metal, resin, and nylon bands to suit individual preferences for look and fit.
EFS-S550 Profile / Casio Edifice
Year of first release: 2019
Nominations: best design, best materials
The most distinctive specs:
– 100-meter water resistance (good for swimming but not for deep diving)
– Tough Solar (CASIO’s original solar-charging system converts not only sunlight but also light from fluorescent lamps and other sources into power)
– Sapphire crystal (no scratches, no flares)
– Anti-reverse Bezel (enables countdown of the time to the next scheduled event or the time remaining until a task being performed needs to be completed)
Average Amazon Price: $150 (yes, we may earn a commission on qualifying purchases from our links to Amazon)
Other colors and full specs: EFS-S550 Wiki Page