This time round I had the opportunity to handle a Orient dress watch with a Sun and Moon indicator on the dial that shows the Sun or Moon according to the time indicated by the hands.
Here’s a quick look at the watch.
Here’s a dial shot. Orient’s website has the following to say about the dial.
The three-layer dial has a complex three-dimensional structure, with separate parts for the Sun & Moon indicator. The carefully polished index creates a high-class atmosphere with its strong presence. The watch utilizes flat sapphire glass and has practical specifications that offer excellent readability.
As I turn the crown, I observed that the Moon starts to show at almost 7pm. This is also the time the Sun starts to disappear. The Sun starts to appear again at around 5am.
Here’s the watch showing the Sun at around 12 noon.
And here’s the Moon at around 12 midnight.
The Sun and Moon indicator also serves as a guide when setting the date on the watch. Basically, you want to set the date when the watch is showing AM time which is when the Sun is seen on the indicator. I also observed that there is no quick set function for the day indicator.
Here are a couple of side shots. The watch has brushed finishing at the sides as you can see.
Below is a caseback shot and strap/buckle shot of the watch.
Diameter: 41.5mm (excluding crown)
Lug width: 22mm
Orient ETOP003W featured in this post is provided by
Authorized Orient distributor in Singapore
483 Sims Avenue,
Tel: 6273 3355 Fax: 6278 8929