This week, I had the opportunity to handle a new standard date Orient Star model. This is the first Orient Star model that features the SAR coating (Super Anti-reflective Coating), a technology that reduces light reflection by 99% according to Orient’s website. Two other types of coatings were applied to crystal to achieve greater scratch and stain resistant.
Here is a quick introduction of the SAR coating.
I had the opportunity to handle this Orient Star Skeleton recently. This is another Orient Star that is made available to the international market after the GMT, Retrograde and Open Heart models. This watch is fitted with a hand wind movement and has a power reserve indicator at the 12 o’clock position. The second hand is located on a sub-dial above the 6 o’clock marker.
Here’s are some photos:
Just a quick photo review of an Orient Star classic WZ0251EL. This model looks very much like the Orient 60th Anniversary handwind model except it comes with an automatic movement with hack and handwind functions.
Here are the pictures.
I managed to dig out an Orient Star catalog that was kept somewhere in the house for years. From the back of the catalog, I can see that it was printed in November 2003. This catalog shows the Orient Star Royal and Orient Star models.
I believe Orient Star Royal was renamed as Royal Orient in latter years.
This time round, I had the opportunity to handle another Orient Star that was released in the international market and that is the Retrograde model, DE00002B.