Orient, which is part of the Seiko family, has three new Neo Classic models, which tap into that 70s Worldtimer vibe very nicely. Prices? Orient aren’t saying but let’s take a guess at about £280 plus VAT from German/EU sources.
Here’s the word;
Orient will launch three Neo Classic Sports models to its sports collection.
The Neo Classic Sports follow Orient’s distinctive designs from the 1960s and 1970s, but with a modern twist.
Enjoying a rich retro design as well as contemporary high quality and performance, Neo Classic Sports are a new generation of iconic watches.
The latest Neo Classic Sports models feature many of the features seen in the original models from the 1960s and 1970s.
These include a dial featuring a block-patterned scale with thick Luminous Light hands, a distinctive cushion case seen in the World Map model and an inner
bezel that can be rotated using the crown at the four o’clock position, a distinctive feature of King Diver and World Map models.
The contemporary features include the stylish bronze and black colouring of the case, enhanced water-resistance to 20 bar. An in-house caliber F6922 automatic movement provides stable accuracy.
Three Neo Classic Sports models will be released.
There’s a model with a distinctive orange block scale, used in models from the 1970s such as the King Diver. Another model has shades of beige housed in a bronze-coloured case that gives it an aged look.
plus a 2,000 limited edition model, combining a dial with block-pattern rainbow-like multicoloured indices and a black-coloured case.
These watches will appeal not only to dedicated Orient fans but also to members of the younger generation who love retro design fashion and lifestyles.