As a follow-up to its popular Retro Future Camera model, ORIENT is introducing the limited edition Retro Future Guitar model to its Revival Collection.
Limited to just 400 pieces, the new ORIENT Retro Future Guitar watch incorporates details from the electric guitar and has been refined through close collaboration with Dyna musical instruments. This new model exhibits the meticulous craftsmanship found in Nagano, Japan, to the world.
ORIENT is well known for creating timepieces that have never been seen before, with a combination of mechanical watch functionality and striking original designs. Examples include the King Diver reproduction model and the nostalgic mechanical Retro Future Camera model incorporating details inspired by 1950s rangefinder cameras. Both models were released as part of the Revival Collection to celebrate the brand’s 70th anniversary in 2020.
This year ORIENT continues its nostalgic journey with this latest Retro Future Guitar model, a revival of its earlier model released in 2013. This unique project was overseen by Dyna musical instruments, a manufacturer of world-famous brand and original guitars. Its guitar factory in Chino City, Nagano Prefecture is one of the largest of its kind in Japan. The watch shape, materials, and colour schemes of the new Retro Future Guitar are refined based on advice from expert guitar makers.
The watch has been created with close attention to detail including the selection of the traditional electric guitar body colour for the dial, the pick guard motif, the pick-shaped Mother of Pearl (MOP) index, the crown designed to look like a guitar’s control knob, and the Luminous Light with sepia-toned vintage effect on the hands. The names of famous international music festivals indicated around the outer rim of the dial are another playful element.
The dial is finished in a three-tone sunburst pattern, one of the most famous finishing styles for electric guitars, and the fine details are recreated right down to the embossed wood grain. The window at 9 o’clock, one of ORIENT’s signature design features, shows part of the mechanical movement, and evokes a mechanical bridge supporting guitar strings.
Series name: Retro Future Guitar
Automatic (with hand winding) mechanical in-house caliber F6S22 made in Japan
Power reserve: 40 hours
Accuracy: ＋25 seconds ～－15 seconds per day
Second hands hacking
Case material: Stainless steel (black plated bezel)
Case size: 42.3 mm / thickness 12.4 mm
Case back: Limited edition and serial number engraving
Glass – Front: crystal glass, back: crystal glass
Water resistance: 5 bar (50 m)
See-through window on case back
Stainless steel (SUS316L) / trifold deployant buckle with push button / width 20 mm
Case back with engravings and see-through window
Guitar strings are printed on the pick guard at 3 o’clock
Colour of dial: Brown gradation
Luminous Light on hands, regular luminescence on indices
Mother of pearl index at 12 oʼ clock
Inner rotating bezel
Limited edition of 400 pieces