Orient has introduced four new models to its Diver design* series. The new Arabic dial models have been upgraded with sapphire crystal glass and are ideal for sports and outdoor activities or casual wear.
*Not an ISO standard diver’s watch.
Orient’s Diver design models are an important part of its 70-plus year history, representing everything that it stands for since their launch in the 1960s. This series has a dolphin icon engraved on the case back and is affectionally known as Orient Mako since its launch in 2004. Maintaining features such as water resistance to 20-bar, and in-house automatic movement that provides stable high accuracy and reliability, the series continues to be popular with its casual and fashionable design combined with a vintage feel.
The Diver design models with sapphire crystal glass originally featured bar or dot indices, but the new models have Arabic numerals at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock. The Arabic numerals lend a more casual feel compared to the bar or dot indices reminiscent of traditional, authentic divers’ watches, making them an ideal watch that can be worn every day.
The colour of the dial is reminiscent of a beachside view, with the day-date window and Luminous Light hands and indices allow the time to be read even in the dark. The new line-up includes four models; light blue and ivory evoking beach views during the day, and bordeaux and grey evoking the beach in twilight. The yellow accent on tip of the second hand on the light blue and bordeaux dials, and the orange accent on the hand of the ivory and grey dials, suggest the sun’s rays. The bezel plate with six grooves, common to all Diver design models, is colourcoordinated to match the dial, and on the aluminium plate of the bezel, two different colours share borders separated at the triangular and 15-minute markers: light blue and blue, light grey and grey, bordeaux and brown and beige and green.
Inside the 20-bar water resistant case is an automatic in-house calibre F6922 (with hand winding). This provides stable high-precision accuracy with a range between ＋25 seconds to－ 15 seconds per day, with a 40-hour power reserve.