As much as we love our G-Shocks, we have to admit, it’s far from the most professional-looking timepiece. That’s why Casio launched the Edifice range, which crank out watches that use the same G-Shock tech in a far dressier shell. The Casio Edifice EQB1000D-1A, for instance, brings some of G-Shock’s much-appreciated connected tech in a slim watch that should look so much better with your office attires.
Sporting the thinnest watch case in the line, the timepiece measures just 8.9mm thick, making it as slim as most proper dress watches, all while packing some of Casio’s most useful tech. That means, you get to enjoy modern conveniences while rocking a classy-looking watch that you should be able to pull off with suits, button-downs, and whatever else you wear to look like you’re a functioning member of civilized society.
The Casio Edifice EQB1000D-1A, for instance, is equipped with the outfit’s Tough Solar technology, which uses an in-dial solar panel to generate power from any light source it encounters. That allows it to stay charged for an infinite amount of time, likely requiring you to be trapped in a cave for five months (yep, a fully-charged battery lasts that long) without the ability to make fire before it actually drains the onboard power stores. Basically, it’s a watch that won’t ever require a battery change, saving you from a trip to the shop every couple of years.
It has a sporty three-handed main dial, as well as four sub-dials, each of which perform their own set of functions. Two of those sub-dials (on the 9 o’clock and 8 o’clock positions) can be used to display a second timezone, so you can easily see the current time in another part of the world, while the bottom sub-dial lets you keep track of race car lap times. That’s right, Casio is assuming you spend your free time racing track cars at the local circuit. We mean, who doesn’t? The top sub-dial, on the other hand, provides basic chronograph function.
The Casio Edifice EQB1000D-1A comes with built-in Bluetooth that you can use to pair it with the outfit’s Edifice Connected smartphone app with a single push of the Bluetooth button on the edge of the case. When paired, you can adjust various watch settings directly from your phone, from the hand alignments and automatic time zone updates (it can switch automatically to the time in over 300 cities) to daylight saving hours and syncing to atomic clock signals. Sadly, there are no smartphone notifications integrated, so you can’t have the timepiece provide any kind of alerts when you receive important messages on your phone.
As for the watch itself, they pair the slim case with a sapphire crystal right over the dial, along with 10 bars of water resistance, so it’s perfectly safe to expose it to water. The case, by the way, is cut in stainless steel and mounted on a steel link bracelet, rounding up its overall grownup aesthetic.
Want one? The Casio Edifice EQB1000D-1A is available now, priced at $300.