The word from Orient today, who have two dive models available, with a vintage feel. They also have a limited edition Star Diver 1964, with 200m resistance and a 40mm case width, pictured here;
The two dive watches announced today have more colourful dials and one is limited to 2800 pieces. The blue dial L version gets a bit of gold paint on the bezel, plus engraving on the caseback and a serial number. Both are 41.8mm let’s say 42mm across by the way.
No word on prices but we are guessing at £180-£200 online, plus taxes for UK buyers as Seiko don’t officially import the brand to the UK for whatever reason.
ORIENT is launching two new models to its vintage-inspired diver design watch models.
Diver design models are an important part of ORIENT’s 70-plus year history, representing everything that is ORIENT (sorry about the silly upper case brand name – Ed) since they were first launched in the 1960s.
The new models offer casual and fashionable designs that can be worn for any occasion, with the same basic specifications as the current range, such as sapphire crystal, enhanced water resistance to 20 bar, and ORIENT’s automatic movement that provides stable high accuracy and reliability.
These models feature the distinctive bi-colour rotating bezel and ORIENT’s signature colour gradation dials. There are two dial colours to choose from: burgundy gradation and a limited edition blue gradation of just 2,800 pieces.
The limited edition model is complemented by gold coloured hands. On the aluminum plate of the bezel, two different colours share borders separated at the triangular and 15-minute markers: burgundy and brown for the regular model, and blue and black with a gold fringe for the limited edition.
The Luminous Light with a sepiatoned vintage effect on the hands and dot indices provides the well-worn look of a watch that has been used and loved for many years. These details, together with colour gradation dials create an eye-catching vintage look.