This is a collaboration between Seiko and Japanese film director and writer, Mr. Hirotsugu Kawasaki. There are three models in this series and they have generated quite a bit of interest here in Singapore, particularly the model shown above (SRP643K).
For those who didn’t get them, I am pleased to share with you some pictures of the watches, as well as the box and printed material.
Had the opportunity to handle this Orient Star Semi-skeleton model. This is a recent release which is available both in the Japanese and international market. Model number in Japan is WZ0201DK.
This watch features power reserve indicator, open heart, second hand sub-dial, hack and handwind as well as Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. Here is a quick pictorial review.
Here is a new model in the Orient Classic Automatic series. This watch has two inner rotating bezels, a power reserve indicator and a date sub-dial and yet does not look busy. The colour scheme on this particular variant reminds me of the Orient Star WZ0031JC that was posted here some time back (link at the end of this post).
Here’s a quick look at the FA06003Y.
Here are a couple of new Orient watches I saw at Big Time today. Shown above is the Orient Star semi-skeleton model (DK05003W) in pink gold case and white dial. This model is recently launched in Japan as well as in the international market.
Check out the other models below.
Saw these at Big Time last Saturday. Each of them is limited to 500 pieces. Besides the strap that is attached on the watch, each watch comes with two additional straps (without buckle). The straps are sized for folding buckle rather than tang buckle.
Here are the pictures of the watches and their respective straps.
I was lucky enough to see the Seiko Cocktail Time SARB068 again last weekend. This watch was released in 2010 and was limited to 300 pieces.
Seiko has released a Brightz model, SDGM008 that has a similar design except it uses Roman numerals instead of Arabic.
Orient has released a limited edition Fashionable Automatic model for this coming Valentine’s Day, The watch, model number ER2E006R features a sexy red wine coloured dial, sapphire crystal and a row of sparkling crystal decorations on each side of the bezel.