In commemoration of Honda’s 1961 win of the world championship in road racing, CASIO has released the EDIFICE Honda Racing Limited Edition EQS-930HR.
This is the 5th collaboration model between CASIO and Honda Racing in the EDIFICE range of high-performance metal chronograph based on the concept of “Speed and Intelligence”.
2021 marks Honda’s 60th-anniversary win in Round 2 of the 250cc Grand Prix in West Germany thanks to Kunimitsu Takahashi on board the RC162.
The achievement was a big step not just for Honda but for Japanese motorcycle manufacturer as a whole, as Takahashi success marked the first time a Japanese racer won a road racing world championship.
The RC162 is powered by an air-cooled 4-cylinder 249.3cc DOHC that is capable of producing over 45PS @ 14,000rpm and 20NM @ 12,000rpm while mated to a 6-speed transmission.
Despite the small displacement engine, the RC162 able to reach the maximum speed of over 220km/h thanks to a light chassis and frame that weigh only 126.6 kilograms.
The overall design of the EQS-930HR watch was to evoke the legendary Honda RC162 race bike that powered Takahashi to victory.
The limited-edition timepiece features a bezel and dial reminiscent of the RC162’s aluminium fairing, while RC162 design features include red that resembles the colour of the tank, yellow that resembles the fairing line, a classic Honda logo, and a genuine leather band.
EDIFICE also took the extra effort to highlight the classic Honda logo on the dial, band ring and back cover.
The band is genuine leather with black on the front and red on the back including a series of details on the outer side to pay homage to a rider racing suits.
Built on the EDIFICE EQS-930 series, this limited edition watch is powered by CASIO’s innovative shadow-dispersing solar cells that sit under the inset dials that allow even the smallest amount of light to get through the design-packed dial.
The EDIFICE Honda Racing Limited Edition EQS-930HR also offers a variety of features which includes:
- Mineral glass
- Screw lock back
- 100-meter water resistance
- 1-second stopwatch
- Battery level indicator
- Date display
- Regular timekeeping
- Analog – 3 hands (hour, minute, second)
- Total weight – 88g
It has been said that motorcycles and watches are a match made in heaven as the two offers mechanical wonders in their own field.
Thus it’s not a surprise that EDIFICE and Honda continue to combine the brilliance of the two aspects to create the ultimate timepiece since 2018.
CASIO EDIFICE is distributed by Marco Corporation, the sole distributor of CASIO products in Malaysia.
The EDIFICE Honda Racing Limited Edition EQS-930HR is now available for purchase in G-Factory, G-SHOCK stores and authorised Marco retailers nationwide. And for the golden question of authenticity, rest assured that with every purchase made from the aforementioned authorised retailers, a warranty card issued by Marco Corporation is included in the box.
Despite the lockdown period, you can still make your online purchase through the Official CASIO Lazada Store. By purchasing it here, not only will you get peace of mind from buying from an authorised source, you will also obtain an additional warranty period of six (6) months by registering for Marco eWarranty. Altogether, you will enjoy up to a total of 18 months warranty period.
For those who wish to check out the actual model before buying, you can walk in after the lock door is lifted. Click here to find the store that is closest to you with the store locator here.