Orient Star introduces two new Diver 1964 2nd edition models to its Sports Collection. Details of the release and live photographs in this article.
Created in 1951, Orient Star has dedicated itself to producing high-quality, made-in-Japan mechanical watches, that are “shining stars” fusing traditional craftsmanship with the latest watchmaking technologies. Following the release of the Diver 1964 1st edition last year, the new Diver 1964 2nd edition pays tribute to this proud history once again by combining specific design elements of Calendar Auto Orient from 1964 with a modern, high-performance in-house movement. This full-fledged divers’ watch is compliant with the ISO 6425 standard.
New Release: Orient Star’s New Diver 1964 2nd Edition
The retail price for the new Orient Star Diver 1964 2nd Edition Ref. RE-AU0602E is SGD 1,739 inclusive of GST.
Last year’s Diver 1964 1st edition was launched to celebrate Orient Star’s 70th anniversary and is a notable watch reflecting the brand’s unique history. The latest addition, the Diver 1964 2nd edition, is based on the Calendar Auto Orient, one of the company’s first divers’ watches released in 1964. The Calendar Auto Orient featured simple dot indices on a mirror black finished dial, hands designed for excellent visibility, a rotating bezel incorporating an anodized aluminum ring, and sharply defined lugs. The original Calendar Auto Orient equipped with an automatic movement was even more popular among watch aficionados than the hand-winding Olympia Calendar Diver which served as the inspiration for the Diver 1964 1st edition.
While the new Diver 1964 2nd edition reflects the designs inherited from the original model, it features the same specifications enhanced for the Diver 1964 1st edition such as a screw down crown, a screw case-back, a dual curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, and water resistance to 200 metres compliant with the ISO 6425 standard for air diving watches. It also features the in-house 46-F6 series caliber F6N47 automatic movement, which provides high accuracy and a power reserve of over 50 hours. In addition to displaying the time and date, the majority of Orient Star models have a power reserve indicator that shows the remaining running time of the movement, a rare function for divers’ watches.
The new Diver 1964 2nd edition is available with a black or green dial, each providing their own appealing look. The matte green dial with a matching matte green bezel surface is inspired by the Ryusendo Cave in Iwate Prefecture, Japan, thought by some to be the most beautiful and mysterious limestone cavern in the world. This model reflects the spirit of the divers who dive deep into the underground lakes to survey the cave and unlock its mysteries.
The case is made of high-quality stainless steel (SUS316L) and its relatively compact 41-mm diameter makes it ideal for everyday use. The five-piece link metal strap is made of the same SUS316L stainless steel, providing an unmistakable presence on the wrist as well as a comfortable fit. A divers’ extension structure and the trifold deployment buckle with push button and security latch are included, making the watch practical to use when playing sports or walking around town. The pyramid-like ridges of the additional silicon strap echo the design of the metal band of the original Calendar Auto Orient, providing a different look to enjoy.
The two new models of the Diver 1964 2nd edition deliver features of a full-fledged divers’ watch as well as designs steeped in the heritage of Orient Star. Both will be sold as regular models. These new models are ideal for fans of Orient and Orient Star watches, watch enthusiasts with an interest in heritage design models, as well as those seeking their first fully fledged divers’ watch.
― Product Specifications ―
|Series name||Diver 1964 2nd edition|
|Movement||Automatic (with hand winding) mechanical in-house caliber F6N47 made in Japan|
|Power reserve||50 hours|
|Accuracy||＋25 seconds ～ －15 seconds per day|
|Case material||Stainless steel (SUS316L)|
|Case size||Length 49.6 mm / width 41.0 mm (40.2 mm w/o rotating bezel) / thickness 14.5 mm|
|Glass||Front: dual curved sapphire crystal (AR (anti-reflective) coating)|
|Strap||Stainless steel (SUS316L) / trifold deployant buckle with push button and security latch, diver’s extension / width 20 mm / exchangeable silicon strap|
|Colour of dial||Black||Green gradation|
|Other features||Air Diver’s 200 m (ISO 6425 standard), power reserve indicator, second hand hacking, 22 jewels, Luminous Light, date, uni-directional rotating bezel|