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Casio Releases New Multi-function EDIFICE Chronograph
with Compass Function

Flagship Models with a Compact Direction Sensor and Vibration-resistant Configuration

  • April 24, 2013


TOKYO, April 24, 2013 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the release of new EQW-A1200 watches, which boast a multi-function chronograph with a compass function where the second hand points north, and a vibration-resistant configuration. The watches are new flagship models in the EDIFICE lineup of metal watches expressing the excitement of motor sports, under the concept of "Speed and Intelligence."

The EQW-A1200 integrates a leading-edge analog drive system called Multi-Mission Drive,, which independently moves multiple hands, with sensor technology. This model is equipped with a compact direction sensor, enabling a multi-function chronograph with a compass function. The second hand points north, allowing the wearer to check his bearings at a glance, making it an ideal driving partner for active men. It also uses a new vibration-resistant configuration developed by Casio following an R&D visit to Infiniti Red Bull Racing, where various mechanics and engineers suggested this would be very valuable to them when working on the Formula One™ car.
Casio is proud to be a Team Partner of the current Triple World Champions and is delighted to have been able to develop this kind of performance for the Team. The timekeeping module is encased in a highly vibration-resistant alpha gel,* which reduces the vibration conveyed from the impact wrench used when replacing tires. In addition, the joint between the case and the bands has been reinforced with a carbon pipe, all in rigorous pursuit of vibration resistance.

  • *A highly vibration-absorbent soft gel made of silicon and other materials

In addition to the Multi-Band 6 technology for receiving time-calibration signals transmitted from six stations in the world, it also comes with the highly acclaimed Smart Access system. A function for recording ten lap times, fastest lap and other functions befitting the racing world can be set intuitively with the crown switch.

The design features a large inset dial at the six o'clock position embedded in a multi-dimensional X-shaped frame, for a dynamic watch face with a strong visual impact.

Bezel Color
Silver (Metal)
Silver (Metal)
Black (Metal)
Black (Resin)



Water Resistance
100 meters
Digital Compass
Hand indication of north (20 seconds continuous measurement);; measuring unit: 6°; bidirectional calibration; magnetic declination correction
Radio Frequency
77.5 kHz (DCF77: Germany); 60 kHz (MSF: UK); 60 kHz (WWVB: USA); 40 kHz (JJY: Fukushima, Japan) / 60 kHz (JJY: Kyushu, Japan); 68.5 kHz (BPC: China)
Radio Wave Reception
Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day); manual reception
1/20-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 59'59.8"; measuring mode: elapsed time; lap time; lap time modes: 10 lap times and fastest lap time
World Time
29 cities (29 time zones; daylight saving on/off, daylight saving time (summer time) / standard time auto switching) and Coordinated Universal Time
Daily alarm
Other Functions
Automatic hands correction; battery indicator; date display; full auto-calendar
Power Source
Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous Operation
Six months
Size of Case
52.5 × 44.5 × 12.9 mm
Total Weight
Approx.156 g (EQW-A1200D/1200DB/1200DC)
Approx. 92g (EQW-A1200B)