Japanese watch brand Orient Star has introduced a new Diver 1964 1st Edition model to its Sports Collection. The new limited-edition Orient Star Diver RE-AU0502S watch reflects this proud history, reproducing the original design of the Olympia Calendar Diver model released in 1964, with an upgrade to contemporary scuba divers’ watch specifications of 200-metre water resistance in compliance with the ISO 6425 standard.
This new reference features the same silver dial as the original and combines vintage design with Orient Star’s latest high-performance in-house movement.
The Diver 1964 1st Edition launched in 2021 for Orient Star’s 70th anniversary. It is based on the Olympia Calendar Diver launched after several years of development work that began in the early 1960s.
The new Orient Star Diver RE-AU0502S model reproduces the same features of the original: a rotating bezel made of solid stainless steel, three-dimensionally cut indices, an arrow-shaped hand, and a case shape with sharp lugs.
The Olympia Calendar Diver was available in black or silver dials. The new model is a reproduction of the silver version.
Orient Star Diver 1964 1st Edition with Silver Dial
The case is made of high-quality stainless steel (SUS316L) and features a screw down crown, a screw case-back, and sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. It offers significantly improved water resistance to 200 metres for scuba diving, compliant with the ISO 6425 standard for divers’ watches – a significant improvement from the original model’s 40 meters.
The metal bracelet made from the same high-quality stainless steel provides substantial presence and optimum comfort. The trifold clasp comes with push button, security latch and divers’ extension, making the watch practical to use for sports activities and urban lifestyle.
The hand-wound movement of the original 1964 model has been replaced with a contemporary automatic movement, an in-house caliber F6N47 that provides stable high accuracy and a 50-hour power reserve. Another new feature is the power indicator located at 12 o’clock showing the remaining running time.
The Orient Star Diver 1964 1st Edition was launched in 2021 with a black dial, in a limited edition of 500 pieces.
The new Orient Star Diver 1964 1st Edition with silver dial (reference RE-AU0502S) is limited to 900 pieces worldwide.
Model: Orient Star Diver 1964 1st Edition
Automatic (with hand winding) mechanical in-house calibre F6N47 made in Japan
Power reserve: 50 hours
Accuracy: ＋25 seconds ～ －15 seconds per day
Second hand hacking
Material: Stainless steel (SUS316L)
Size: Length 49.6 mm / width 41.0 mm (40.2 mm w/o rotating bezel) / thickness 14.5 mm
Glass: Dual curved sapphire crystal (AR (anti-reflective) coating)
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Case back: Steel with limited edition and serial number engraving
Water resistance: Scuba Diver’s 200 m (ISO standard)
Power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock
Date at 3 o’clock
Luminescent coating on the hands and indexes
Stainless steel (SUS316L) / trifold deployant buckle with push button and security latch, diverʼs extension / width 20 mm
Limited edition of 900 pieces