Casio watches may be known for its toughness, but it is also a watch with a spirit of racing pulsing through its DNA. In its respect for speed and the technological feats of racing, it is proud to introduce the EDIFICE SOSPENSIONE Honda Racing Red Edition model created in collaboration with Honda Racing to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Suzuka Circuit.
The year 2022 marks the 60th anniversary since the construction of the Suzuka Circuit by Honda Motor Limited in 1962. The circuit is a 5.807km long motorsport race track located in Ino, Suzuka City, that was first designed as a Honda test track featuring an iconic figure eight layout with a 1.2km long back straight passing over the front section by means of an overpass. It is one of only two FIA Grade 1 licensed track to have a figure eight layout, the other one being the Fiorano Circuit in Italy.
The Suzuka Circuit, openly touted by F1 drivers and fans as one of the most enjoyable, is also one of the oldest remaining tracks of the Formula One World Championship and has a long history of races as venue of the Japanese Grand Prix since 1987. Its traditional role as one of the last Grands Prix of the season means numerous world championships have been decided at the track. Four years consecutively in its early history the circuit saw the world championship decided. These include the 1988 championship, which went to Ayrton Senna, the controversial 1989 championship, which went to Alain Prost, and the 1990 and 1991 world championships, which both went to Senna.
The EDIFICE SOSPENSIONE Honda Racing Red Edition
This new commemorative model is infused with Honda Racing’s spirit of racing in all aspects. The X-frame of the dial is painted with the same paint used in the Honda red badge, which symbolizes the racing spirit of Honda and can only be seen on Honda racing cars such as the RA271 and the Type R commercial vehicles.
The HRC brand logo is featured prominently on the dial of the watch, while the Honda logo and the Honda Racing logo are engraved on to the case, band ring and back cover. The back cover is also dressed with the engraving of a logo celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Suzuka Circuit.
This model is using the EQB-2000 as the base, which was inspired by the double-wishbone suspension used in racing cars, and features a Honda NSX GT3 motif with red accents on a black background. The band of it is made from the material Alcantara, which a synthetic material known for its durability and comfort and used for the interior of Honda’s Type R cars.
The EQB-2000 also comes with a chronograph for precise timekeeping and is equipped with Bluetooth smartphone links that offers auto time adjustment, watch setting, approximately 300 World Time Cities, stopwatch time transfer, and an iPhone finder all accessible via an app on your mobile phone.
Wear the racing spirit of Honda Racing and the Suzuka Circuit on your wrist with the EDIFICE SOSPENSIONE Honda Racing Red Edition.