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Do you want a Casio Edifice to go with your Honda Civic Type R?

The ECB-S100HR is inspired by the Championship White paint job

The ECB-S100HR is decked out in Honda's signature white paint job. PHOTO FROM CASIO

Did you know that the famous “Championship White” color that adorns many Honda Type R vehicles came from the Honda RA271? This is the first-ever Japanese vehicle to enter a Formula 1 race. Despite competing only three times during the 1964 season, the car essentially kicked off a storied motorsports program for the company.

The RA271 was dressed up in a simple cream white body with a red rising sun on the nose. This iconic design is what inspired the designers at Casio to make the Edifice ECB-S100HR Honda Racing Championship White Edition chronograph (what a mouthful).

The RA271 is the first Japanese Formula 1 car. PHOTO FROM HONDA

You can find the authentic Championship White paint on the dial’s outer ring, while the inset dial and pushers have red accents. On the sapphire crystal, there’s a printed checkered-flag graphic that is a reference to Honda’s many motorsport victories. Lastly, the included leather strap is finished in the same two-tone, white-and-red finish as the RA271. It comes with a black cloth strap if you prefer a more discreet appearance.

Other than that, it has all the bells and whistles you’ve come to expect from an Edifice watch. It’s a lightweight watch—coming in at 76g—with a 46mm stainless-steel case that’s 9.8mm thin. It is waterproof up to 100m.

The checkered flags signify Honda's successes in various motorsport disciplines. PHOTO FROM CASIO

It’s solar-powered, has a powerful LED backlight, and can connect to a phone via Bluetooth so you can adjust the correct time from over 300 cities around the world using the Edifice Connected app. It also has a “Time & Place” function that allows you to record your current date, time and position on a map (which you view from the app) by just pressing a button on the watch. And there’s an indicator found at the nine-o’clock position for the alarm or target time.

You can have this Edifice with a choice of straps. PHOTO FROM CASIO

This watch currently retails for ¥46,200 (P21,000) on Casio’s website. Unfortunately, it’s a limited-edition timepiece, so you’ll have to act fast if you want to snag one for yourself. And while you’re at it, maybe get some matching vintage-look Honda F1 shirt as well.

Sam Surla

Sam is the youngest member of our editorial team. And he is our managing editor (believe it or not). He specializes in photography and videography, but he also happens to like writing about cars a lot.