Orient Mako Solar Chronograph UK Edition

Japanese watchmaker Orient has launched a new Mako Diver Design Solar Chronograph in a green colourway exclusive to the UK Market.

Introduced in 2004, Mako is a best-selling watch model from Orient. For the first time, this line-up now includes solar-powered chronograph model alongside the existing mechanical watches.

Its solar quartz movement converts energy obtained from sunlight and other sources into electrical energy, so there is no need to replace batteries. This makes it convenient for daily use and outdoor activities when the chronograph function is used.

Orient Mako Solar Chronograph UK Edition, Reference RN-TX0204E

This new chronograph Orient Mako Diver design model has a 42.8 mm diameter steel case and a unidirectional rotating bezel with six grooves common to the series.

The Orient Mako Solar Chronograph made exclusive to the UK market comes with a green textured dial and black sub-dials.

Solar battery charging is achieved through the three subdials: a 24-hour indicator at 3 o’clock, a 60-minute counter at 6 o’clock, and a small second subdial at 9 o’clock. An Arabic numeral inspired by the first Orient Mako Diver design model adorns the 12 o’clock. Numerals, indices and hands are treated with luminous material to ensure visibility in the dark.

Fitted with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, screw down crown and screw-in case back, this watch offers a water resistance of 20 bar/ 200m.

Orient Mako Solar Chronograph UK Edition, Reference RN-TX0204E
Orient Mako Solar Chronograph UK Edition, Reference RN-TX0204E

Launched this year, the Orient Mako Solar Chronograph is also available in other colour versions like blue, black and white. The version with green dial and black counters (reference RN-TX0204E) is especially dedicated to the UK market.

Retailing at £324.99, this model is available at Orientwatch.co.uk.

Technical details

Model: Orient Mako Solar Chronograph UK Edition, Reference RN-TX0204E

Solar powered quartz
Power reserve: About 6 months full charge
Accuracy: +20 seconds ~ -20 seconds per month

Stainless steel case
Diameter: 42.8 mm
Thickness: 13.1 mm
Lug to lug: 48.1 mm
Sapphire crystal glass
Screw down crown
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Stainless steel case back with dolphin icon
Water resistance: 20 bar (200 m, not an ISO standard diver’s watch)

Green dial with black counters

Chronograph functions (1/5 seconds stopwatch and 60-minute measurement)
24-hour indicator

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