You know those watches that connect to radio signals so they can sync to a new time zone when you’re traveling? As awesome as they are, let’s be honest – it’s a superfluous task, considering there’s an accurate time-telling device it can sync with in your pocket. That’s exactly what the Casio Edifice EQB600 does.
Armed with Bluetooth, the watch connects to your smartphone four times a day, updating itself to the correct local time by checking in with a networked time server wherever you are in the world. No need to connect to a special radio time signal that may or may not be available to properly synchronize – your timepiece can update as long as your Bluetooth and internet are running. A Bluetooth button on the lower left side of the dial can also trigger the watch to sync with the phone on cue.
The Casio Edifice EQB600 has a three-handed 3D analog dial, along with three sub-dials, each one displaying a second time zone, the day of the week, and the rotation of the Earth, respectively. It uses Casio’s Time Solar facility, which allows it to generate power from both natural and artificial light sources, with the battery holding up to seven months without any additional light exposure. Features include a “quality metal” body, a layered bezel, water resistance up to 100 meters, and the ability to switch between the two displayed time zones with just a single button push.
Available now, the Casio Edifice EQB600 is priced at $500.