Orient Mako New Models (with Arabic numerals)

Japanese watch brand Orient has added four new models to its Diver design series. The new Orient Mako Arabic dial models have been upgraded with sapphire crystal glass and are ideal for sports and outdoor activities or casual wear.

Orient’s Diver design models are an important part of its 70-plus year history, representing everything that it stands for since their launch in the 1960s. This series has a dolphin icon engraved on the case back and is popularly known as Orient Mako since its launch in 2004.

Orient Mako New Models (with Arabic numerals)

Orient Diver Design aka “Mako” New Models

Water resistance to 20-bar, the Orient Diver design models with sapphire crystal glass originally featured bar or dot indices, but the new models have Arabic numerals at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock. Moreover, the Arabic numerals lend a more casual feel compared to the bar or dot indices reminiscent of traditional, authentic divers’ watches.

Orient Mako RA-AA0818L
Orient Mako RA-AA0818L

The colour of the dial is reminiscent of a beachside view, with the day-date window and Luminous Light hands and indices allow the time to be read even in the dark.

Orient Mako RA-AA0819N
Orient Mako RA-AA0819N

The new line-up includes four models; light blue and ivory evoking beach views during the day, and bordeaux and grey evoking the beach in twilight. The yellow accent on tip of the second hand on the light blue and bordeaux dials, and the orange accent on the hand of the ivory and grey dials, suggest the sun’s rays.

Orient Mako RA-AA0820R
Orient Mako RA-AA0820R

The bezel plate with six grooves, common to all Diver design models, is colour-coordinated to match the dial, and on the aluminium plate of the bezel, two different colours share borders separated at the triangular and 15-minute markers: light blue and blue, light grey and grey, bordeaux and brown and beige and green.

Orient Mako RA-AA0821S
Orient Mako RA-AA0821S

Lastly, these new Orient Mako models are powered by the automatic in-house calibre F6922 (with hand winding) with a 40-hour power reserve.

The retail price of the new Orient Mako Arabic dial watch is approximately £425 in the UK.

Technical details

Model: Orient Diver Design “Mako”
Collection: Sports

RA-AA0818L: Steel case, Light blue dial
RA-AA0819N: Steel case, Grey dial
RA-AA0820R: Steel case, Bordeaux dial
RA-AA0821S: Steel case, Ivory dial

Automatic (with hand winding) mechanical in-house calibre F6922 made in Japan
Second hands hacking
22 jewels
Power reserve: 40 hours
Accuracy: +25 seconds ~ -15 seconds per day

Material: Stainless steel
Height: 46.8 mm
Width: 41.8 mm
Thickness: 12.8 mm
Uni-directional rotating bezel
Sapphire crystal glass
Screw down crown
Stainless steel case back with Dolphin icon
Water resistance: 20 bar/200 m (not an ISO standard diver’s watch)

Colour of dial: Light blue, Grey, Bordeaux, Ivory
Luminous Light
Day date window at 3 o’clock

Stainless steel (SUS316L)
Trifold deployant buckle with push button and security latch
Strap width: 22 mm

Other versions (with dot and index markers)
RA-AA0810N: Steel case, Grey gradient dial
RA-AA0811E: Steel case, Blue-green gradient dial
RA-AA0812L: Steel case, Blue gradient dial
RA-AA0813R: Bronze colored steel case, Burgundy gradient dial
RA-AA0814R: Steel case, Burgundy gradient dial
RA-AA0815L: Steel case, Blue gradient dial

One comment

  1. I’ve always been a fan of Orient Mako watches, and it’s fantastic to see the introduction of new models with Arabic numerals. The addition of Arabic numerals not only adds a touch of elegance but also enhances readability. I appreciate the attention to detail in the design, and I’m sure many watch enthusiasts will be thrilled to explore these new offerings. Keep up the excellent work!

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