The Orient World Stage Collection STI Collaboration Model was launched in May this year to commemorate Subaru Tecnica International’s participation in the Nurburgring 24 Hour Race.
Subaru Tecnica International (STI) is a motorsports subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries. In 2009 and 2010, Orient sponsored the STI team that took on the challenge of the Nürburgring 24 Hour Endurance Race in Germany.
The Orient World Stage Collection STI Collaboration Model released this year comes with the motif of the Subaru Impreza, which is also used as a racing car. The dial has an emphasis on the index from 12 o’clock to 9 o’clock in the image of an STI tachometer that is engraved up to 9000 rpm, and the scale is orange, just like the actual tachometer.
In addition, the center of the dial is stamped to resemble the carbon material often used in racing cars, and the black dial color is used at the base of the white hour and minute hands to improve the visibility of the hands.
Furthermore, the band is made of black calf material with cherry red stitching, creating a luxurious feel reminiscent of the seats of the Impreza produced to commemorate STI’s 20th anniversary.
In addition, the ring part has the words “2010 NBR CHALLENGE” indicating that it is a collaboration model, as well as the Orient Watch and STI logo mark on the rotor part that can be seen from the see-through case back, and the collaboration model.
Nurburgring 24-hour is an endurance race sponsored by ADAC (All German Automobile Association) held every year at Germany’s Nürburgring, which is said to be one of the most difficult courses in the world. This year, the event was held at the Nürburgring Nordschleife race track from 13th to 16th May.
Model: Orient World Stage Collection STI Limited Edition, Reference SER1S001B, JDM Reference WV0521ER
Automatic winding calibre
Power reserve: 40 hours or more (at maximum winding)
Static accuracy: +25 seconds to -15 seconds per day
Stainless steel with grey plating
Lug to lug: 45.5mm
Glass: Sapphire glass
5 ATM water resistant
Magnetic resistance type 1
Serial number engraved (back cover)
Limited edition of 250 pieces in Japan (1,000 pieces worldwide)
Suggested retail price in Japan
33,600 yen (tax included)