Orient celebrated its 60th Anniversary on 13th July 2010 and a “60th Anniversary” limited edition watch was released to commemorate the event. There are two variants of the watch, one with stainless steel case and another one with a gold(4 micron) plated case.
Each variant is limited to 1500 pieces worldwide and I am privileged to be able to pick up the stainless steel variant.
This watch is powered by the Orient 48N40 hand wind movement. It comes with power reserve indicator and stop second features. The movement beats at 21,600bph.
Below is how the watch is presented. At the outermost layer is a plastic wrapper covering the outer box.
Removing the plastic wrapper will reveal the outer box that is made of cardboard.
Then comes the wooden box that contains the watch. It has a nice and pleasing smell of wood.
The watch measures 39mm across (excluding crown) and is 11.6mm thick. As a hand wind watch, it is slimmer than the automatic watches that I own and the first thing I noticed is that it does not sits high on my wrist unlike the automatic watches.
According to Orient’s website, the cursive Orient logo on the dial was used in the 50’s. Here’s a picture of a Orient Star from the 50’s. It has the same cursive font.
The dial is off white in colour and has a very faint sunburst effect. It is domed and has the power reserve indicator at the 12 o’clock position, a feature that Orient watches are known for.
The case design is based on the timeless style of the 50’s. It is simple and yet elegant. Coupled with the off white dial, the beauty of this watch is really in its simplicity.
The watch is fitted with a slightly domed mineral glass crystal that is raised from its edge.
The crown is big and provides good grip when winding the watch. It is signed with the cursive Orient logo.
The watch comes with a snap-on caseback that is inscribed with “Orient 60th Anniversary Limited Edition 1950 – 2010”. It also shows the unique serial number of the watch in the format XXXX/1500. My number, “668” is an auspicious number in Cantonese.
The lug width of the watch is 20mm and it is fitted with a genuine leather strap. The buckle is signed with the same cursive font.
Orient 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Watch DT00002W featured in this post is provided by:
Orient Distributor in Singapore
483 Sims Avenue,
Tel: 6273 3355 Fax: 6278 8929