Orient will launch three Neo Classic Sports models to its sports collection. Neo Classic Sports are the latest models that follow Orient’s distinctive designs from the 1960s and 1970s, but with a modern twist on the movement and water resistance. Enjoying a rich retro design as well as contemporary high quality and performance, Neo Classic Sports are a new generation of iconic watches boasting all of Orient’s characteristics.
Japan in the 1960s and 1970s, a period of high economic growth and vitality in every field, is a treasure trove of fresh designs filled with nostalgia. During this period, Orient established a distinctive style based on unique concepts, gaining many fans. The Neo Classic Sports is a watch inspired by the iconic Orient models of the period, with a distinctive design on the dial and case, but with a modern twist in other areas.
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, and in-house caliber F6922 automatic movement providing stable accuracy.
Three Neo Classic Sports models will be released: a model with distinctive orange block-pattern scale used in models from the 1970s such as the King Diver; a model with a block pattern and scale in shades of beige housed in a bronze-coloured case that gives it an aged look; and a 2,000 limited edition model combining a dial with block-pattern rainbow-like multi-coloured 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.