Developed with the input from the Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 pit crew, the new Edifice EFS-S550 Series Chronograph has a unidirectional rotating 60-0 countdown bezel that works in conjunction with the stopwatch function to calculate the remaining time of an event, such as a pit stop.
The EFS-S550 comes in a steel case that measures 47 mm x 12 mm (50 mm lug-to-lug) – with either yellow, blue, or orange highlights – and is available on stainless steel, nylon, or resin strap.
A solar-powered quartz movement drives the hours, minutes, date, a 24-hour display, as well as chronograph hours (30-hours), minutes, and seconds. The chronograph can measure elapsed time, split time, and 1st-2nd place times.
Accuracy is ±20 seconds per month, water-resistance is 100 meters, a sapphire crystal protects the dial, the caseback is solid, and weight with the strap is 96 grams. On a full charge, the watch can operate for up to 5-months. Any light that enters through the dial charges the watch battery automatically. All models come in a stainless steel case, although one is in black ion plated stainless steel.
All three models will be available this summer at select watch retailers nationwide, as well as Casio.com. The EFSS550DB-1A and EFSS550BL-1A retail for $200 and the EFSS550PB-1A retails for $190.