Casio release Honda RC162 Grand Prix inspired EDIFICE watch

Casio and Honda have teamed up to celebrate 60th anniversary of Kunimitsu Takahashi’s championship victory riding an RC162

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CASIO and Honda have announced the launch of a very special watch this week, with the release of a timepiece inspired by the legendary RC162 Grand Prix racing motorcycle.

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The Casio EQS-930HR (snappy name huh?) has been produced to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the 1961 Honda victory in Round 2 of the 250cc Grand Prix in West Germany. The achievement is poignant for the motorcycle maker and Japan as a whole, as it marked the first time a Japanese racer won a motorcycle road racing world championship.

The rider was Kunimitsu Takahashi and his bike was the now-iconic Honda RC162. The watch's bezel and dial feature special processing to evoke the bike's hammered aluminium fairing, while the black dial is accented with red inspired by the RC162's fuel tank, and silver, the color of the bike's bodywork. It is also highlighted with the striking yellow line motif and Honda logo as it appeared in 1961. The leather strap of the watch is also designed to evoke the look and feel of the lightweight leathers worn by riders of the era.

Watches and motorcycles have long been perfect bedfellows, with fans of each respecting the engineering and innovation of these mechanical wonders. Indeed, Honda has a relationship with the Japanese brand Casio that has seen numerous products celebrating the automotive firm’s achievements on two and four wheels. The collaboration between Casio and Honda Racing is the fifth, with the first being released in 2018.

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