Singapore celebrates 50 years of nation building this year and this month, a pair of limited Orient Bambino was released to commemorate the event. This pair of Bambinos is exclusive to the Singapore distributor, Big Time and its appointed dealers. You won’t find them in the other parts of the world.
Each model is limited to 500 pieces. The model number of rose gold model is ER2400NW while that of the stainless steel model is ER2400PW. The stainless steel model came with rose gold hands and hour markers.
I know people are already very familiar with the Bambino. Here, I’ll just post some photos of this pair that I got. Each watch has a unique serial number and mine is 500/500.
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.
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.
Here are some cellphone shots of the 2014 Orient X STI, EL07003D. This model was launched just before the end of 2014. I saw the freight forwarder delivered cartons of this watch to Big Time that Saturday afternoon.
Unlike past STI models, this model does not have the usual carbon fibre dial but instead it has a very eye catching blue dial.
The EL07003D is based on the 2014 version of M-Force diver. I also notice that there is no STI model in 2013. As such, there isn’t a STI model based on the 2013 titanium M-Force diver.
A link to my review of the 2014 M-Force diver is provided at the end of this post. Meanwhile, here are my cellphone shots.
Orient has released a 3rd Bambino variant. This model features long and slim hour markers with slim hour and minute hands. It still has that classic look and somewhat reminds me of the Max Bill by Junghans.
On this watch, the hour markers at 3,6,9 and 12 o’clock are applied while the rest are printed directly onto the dial. Other things to note are:
1. It has the same crown as the original Bambino (no longer onion shaped).
2. leather strap without grain.
Here are some pictures of the watch.
Had the opportunity to handle this Orient Multi-year Calendar watch (model number EU0A003W). Multi-year Calendar is one of Orient’s signature watch model and most of these watches are quite big. This model however is close to a dress watch size at diameter of 41.5mm excluding crown. It also has the dress watch type of case, markers and hands design.
Here are some pictures of the EU0A003W.