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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Model: Orient Diver Design “Mako”
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
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
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