Japanese watch brand Orient has launched four new models to its best-selling Classic and Simple Style series in the Classic Collection. The new models add day-date and 24-hour indicators, as well as new dial colour options, combining classical and casual styles that convey the charm of mechanical watches.
The Classic and Simple Style series is known for its traditional classical face, a domed glass with a retro feel, and delicate case design with slender lugs.
The new models feature an entirely new design adopting the popular Roman numeral indices in six positions. The dial indicates the day at 10 o’clock, a 24-hour indicator at 5 o’clock, and a date window at 3 o’clock. The five hands of the multi-hand display and dual markers on the outer rim of the dial result in a dynamic design adding a new charm to the Classic and Simple Style series.
In addition, four dial colour variations enhance the appeal of these new models. The traditional, classical look of the white and ivory dials, coupled with blue hands, can be paired with any occasion or style.
In contrast are the grey and bordeaux-coloured dials that give a casual impression. The stylish bordeaux dial, coupled with yellow gold-coloured hands and indices, creates an especially eye-catching presence on the wearer’s wrist.
These updated Classic and Simple Style models feature an automatic in-house calibre F6B22 with hand-winding and hacking seconds hand functions. Displaying the time as well as calendar, this 22 jewel movement has a 40-hour power reserve.
Model: Orient Classic and Simple Style
- RA-AK0701S: White dial with black strap
- RA-AK0702Y: Ivory dial with brown strap
- RA-AK0704N: Grey dial with grey strap
- RA-AK0705R: Bordeaux dial with Bordeaux strap
Automatic (with hand winding) mechanical in-house calibre F6B22 made in Japan
Power reserve: 40 hours
Accuracy: ＋25 seconds ～ －15 seconds per day
Second hands hacking
Date, day and 24-hour indicator
Case size: Length 46.5 mm / width 40.5 mm / thickness 12.6 mm
Front glass: Domed crystal glass
Back: See-through exhibition case back in crystal glass
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 m)
White, Ivory, Grey or Bordeaux
Strap width: 21 mm