ORIENT STAR announces the launch of two new Mechanical Moon Phase watch models from its Contemporary Collection featuring mother of pearl dials. Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2021, the new models join the popular ORIENT STAR flagship, Mechanical Moon Phase, combining innovative designs with high-performance in-house mechanical movements.
The unique design was inspired by the concept of viewing the Earth from behind the Moon. The moon phase display at 6 o’clock represents the Moon and the semi-skeleton window at 9 o’clock as the Earth. The model features mother of pearl dials, drawing on the natural patterns of pearl oyster shells with their iridescent colors and depth to bring out a three-dimensional aesthetic. The beautifully colored dials, a distinctive feature of ORIENT STAR watches, give a unique luster, further reinforcing the overall concept of “the universe”. The model is powered by in-house automatic mechanical caliber F7M63 with 50-hour power reserve known for its stable precision and reliability. The intricate movement can be viewed through the transparent sapphire crystal case back. The case has water resistance to 10 bar and, together with the bracelet, uses high-quality SUS316L stainless steel with superior corrosion resistance. The modern case with its tasteful design details includes “Sallaz” polishing, creating a smooth mirrored surface which reflects without distortion. The result is a powerful edgy look with a contemporary feel, making these models ideal for any occasion whether business or casual. The designs of the ORIENT STAR 70th anniversary models take particular inspiration from the image of a nebula, providing a striking representation of the brand’s worldview—to produce watches that are shining stars. This limited-edition model of 700 pieces worldwide has a serial number and special 70th anniversary design on the case back.