Japanese watch brand ORIENT announces four new models of its popular diver design watch, with the screw-down crown at the 4 o’clock position. Available in June, the collection also comes with a limited edition commemorative model to celebrate ORIENT’s 70th anniversary. Along with the precision and reliability of the in-house movement for which these watches are known, the new models feature colorful styling that stands out both by the ocean or in the city.
ORIENT’s iconic diver design models boast more than fifty years of history since their introduction in 1964. The new diver design watches embody the best of ORIENT’s functional features, such as a 43.4mm diameter case and sapphire crystal. The screw-down crown is positioned at 4 o’clock to accommodate the large case designed for comfort, wearability, and easier operation on the wrist.
With water resistance of 20 bars, the new diver design models are ideal for water sports, snorkeling or skin-diving. ORIENT is well known and appreciated for its use of vibrant colours and the new additions do not disappoint.
These models are available in black, green, and blue all with sunburst patterns, and with matte green dials.
A gold gradation dial makes up the 70th anniversary limited edition model of just 2,500 pieces.The gold gradation design of the dial creates a vintage feel reminiscent of the Jaguar Focus model, launched by ORIENT in the 1970s, which went on to become one of the brand’s most popular timepieces.
Another striking feature is the bezel, showing a playful touch of dual color combinations such as blue and red, or green and orange. Each model has high legibility even in the dark thanks to high-intensity Luminous Light accenting the hands and applied indices.
The first bronze colored case in a diver design model (RA-AC0K04E and RA AC0K05G), combined with a nylon or leather pull-through strap (for the 70th anniversary commemorative limited edition), further boosts its contemporary styling, making it an ideal accessory for those who want to enjoy a new take on a traditional diver’s watch. The offset screw-down crown at the 4 o’clock position enhances the overall presence.
Automatic (with hand winding) mechanical in-house caliber F6722 made in Japan
Power reserve: 40 hours
Accuracy: ＋25 seconds ～－15 seconds per day
Second hand hacking
– Stainless steel (RA-AC0K01B, RA-AC0K02E and RA-AC0K03L)
– Stainless steel with bronze colour plating (RA-AC0K04E and RA-AC0K05G)
Case size: 43.4mm / thickness: 12.8mm
Case back: Dolphin icon (RA-AC0K05G features Dolphin icon, 70th anniversary limited edition, and serial number engraving)
Glass Front: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance to 20 bars (not an ISO standard diver’s watch)
RA-AC0K01B, RA-AC0K02E and RA-AC0K03L: Stainless steel (SUS316L) / trifold deployant buckle with push button and security latch / width 22mm
RA-AC0K04E: Nylon / pin buckle / width 22mm
RA-AC0K05G: Leather / pin buckle / width 22mm
Colour of dial
– RA-AC0K01B: Black
– RA-AC0K02E: Green
– RA-AC0K03L: Blue
– RA-AC0K04E: Green
– RA-AC0K05G: Gold gradation
Luminous Light, date
70th anniversary model (RA-AC0K05G) comes in a limited edition of 2,500 pieces