Casio releases new multi-function EDIFICE chronograph with compass function
Flagship models with a compact direction sensor and vibration-resistant configuration

Basel, April 24, 2013 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., today announces the release of four new EQW-A1200 watches, which come in different colors and 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” developed by Casio, 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

10 bar

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)
92g (EQW-A1200B)

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