The Japanese watch brand ORIENT celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. In commemoration, the company will release its Revival Collection of models that representing the most cherished timepieces from its history. First to launch in April 2020, will be the King Diver, a reinterpretation of the 1965 WEEKLY AUTO ORIENT KING DIVER.
From its launch in 1965, the original King Diver became the foundation on which the legacy of all future ORIENT diver watches was built. The re-creation retains the look and feel of the original, reproducing as faithfully as possible the WEEKLY AUTO ORIENT KING DIVER logo, an arrow-shaped hour hand, bar indices, display of days at the 6 o’clock position, an independent top crown for the rotating inner bezel, and other subtle design accents.
It improves on the original, with a structure that boosts water resistance to 20 bars and a strap upgraded to solid metal. The result is the re-creation of an ORIENT icon which will delight ORIENT fans and watch aficionados worldwide.
ORIENT’s unique colour dial enhances the individuality of the King Diver. The 70th anniversary commemorative series will include four colour variations; black, red and green as regular models, and a 1,700-piece limited edition gold gradation colour dial. The gold gradation design of the dial creates a vintage feel reminiscent of the popular Jaguar Focus model, launched by ORIENT in the 1970s, which went on to become one of its most popular timepieces.
Series name: King Diver
RA-AA0D01B: With Black Dial
RA-AA0D02R: With Red Dial
RA-AA0D03E: With Green Dial
RA-AA0D04G: Limited edition model with gold gradation dial
Automatic (with hand winding) mechanical in-house caliber F6922 made in Japan
Power reserve: 40 hours
Accuracy: ＋25 seconds ～－15 seconds per day
– Ref. RA-AA0D01B, RA-AA0D02R and RA-AA0D03E: Stainless steel
– Ref. RA-AA0D04G: Bronze colour plated Stainless steel gray plated bezel (limited edition
Case size: 43.8mm / thickness 14.0mm
Case back: Diver’s icon engraving (limited edition model case-back features diver’s icon, 70th anniversary limited edition, serial number engraving)
Glass Front: Curved crystal glass
Stainless steel (SUS316L) bracelet trifold deployant buckle with push button, bracelet width: 20mm or Leather strap with pin buckle, strap width: 20mm
Black, Red, Green or Gold gradation
The 70th anniversary model comes in a limited edition of 1,700 pieces.
Water resistance to 20 bars (not an ISO standard diver’s watch),second hand hacking,22 jewels, luminous light, date, day, Inner bezel