Review: Orient 65th Anniversary Limited Edition

Orient Watch commemorates its 65th Anniversary with the launch of two limited edition models. The first model- ET0T005Y is from the SUN & MOON line and the second model- DK05005T is from the ORIENT STAR – OPEN HEART MODERN collection.

The Orient ET0T005Y SUN & MOON

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ORIENT WATCH 65th Anniversary World Limited Edition Model from SUN & MOON line

The SUN & MOON limited edition is available with 3000 pcs worldwide and only 65 in Singapore. The watch retails at S$633 but is now available at S$506. The watch and movement is made in Japan and uses the caliber 46B46. The watch beats at 21,600 vph and has approximately 40 hours power reserve. 

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The watch comes with a custom designed display box and is individually numbered on the case back.

Each watch is individually numbered and comes in a display case set. The strap also comes with a deployment buckle instead of a the usual tang buckle. The watch is sized at 42.5 mm in diameter and 14.1 mm in height.

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Caseback of the ORIENT WATCH 65th Anniversary World Limited Edition Model from SUN & MOON line
What do we like about this piece?

The unconventional dial. The watch has put together a traditional day date, day night and time complication in a conventional case shape but with an interesting display. The non symmetrical sub dials overlaps and creates a layered visual element for some theatrics on the dial.  All that without making the dial overly crowded or messy. The thin leaf hands and breguet style seconds hands are in a nice blue painted tone and work well with the roman numeral markers. At its price point, the watch is a very good classic watch contender.

Some other thoughts…

At a price of S$506, the quality of the product is fitting. But if it could be done, even at twice the price, a higher quality lacquered dial, heated or ionized blue hands, a real moonphase complication could thoroughly raise the bar for an Orient watch. And this is not being picky or asking too much, Seiko has shown that it is possible to put Urushi and enamel dials on $1000 watches.

The Orient Star DK05005T OPEN HEART MODERN

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ORIENT WATCH 65th Anniversary World Limited Edition Model from ORIENT STAR – OPEN HEART MODERN

The Orient Star DK05005T OPEN HEART MODERN is limited to 2,000 units worldwide. Of which only 25 pcs are available in Singapore. The watch retails at S$1083 but is now available at S$866.

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Close up of the balance wheel on the dial side. Well finished bridge plate in place.

The watch uses the ORIENT caliber 40S62 and is made in Japan. The movement is both self winding and hand winding and has a seconds hack mechanism. It beats at 21,600 vph and has approximately 40 hours power reserve. The watch measures 41 mm in diameter and 12.35 mm in height.

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Caseback of the ORIENT WATCH 65th Anniversary World Limited Edition Model from ORIENT STAR – OPEN HEART MODERN
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Both limited edition models are available at Big Time and all Orient ADs.

Signing off,

Chester.

For further details please contact:

1 Commonwealth Lane
One Commonwealth #03-24
Singapore 149544
Tel: +65 6273 3355
Fax: +65 6278 8929
Opening Hours
Monday – Saturday: 1pm – 6pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed

 

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