Again in 1964, Orient Star, the higher-end arm of Orient, launched the Olympia Calendar Diver, which grew to become an important mannequin within the firm’s historical past. For its seventieth anniversary, which was again in 2021, Orient Star determined to honour this pivotal dive watch with the Diver 1964. A contemporary interpretation of the unique from virtually 60 years in the past that got here in a number of editions up to now. Now a brand new color is added to the revival vary, with the brand new Orient Star Diver 1964 1st Version Sequence in silver.
This new iteration of the Olympia Calendar Diver from 1964 reproduces a number of the key attributes of the unique, a stable metal unidirectional rotating bezel, three-dimensional minimize indices, an arrow-shaped hour hand and a formed case with faceted lugs. It measures 41mm in diameter and 14.5mm in peak on high of the dual-curved sapphire crystal. It’s compliant with the ISO 6425 normal for diving watches, with a water resistance of 200m.
New to the vary is a superb sunray brushed silver dial, very like the very first ones from 1964 (it was first launched with black or silver dials). It featured utilized indices throughout, with a defined date window slicing into the three o’clock marker. The palms are additionally similar to the unique. Up high, there’s a energy reserve indication, which is the most important departure from the 1964 inspiration.
Energy comes from the in-house automated Calibre F6N47, which runs at a price of 21,600vph and makes use of 22 jewels. This offers an influence reserve of fifty hours when absolutely wound, which will also be executed by hand if wanted. Capabilities embrace hours, minutes, hacking seconds, energy reserve and the date. The motion is regulated to run inside +25/-15 seconds of deviation per day. It’s hidden from view by a stable caseback with an inscription of the mannequin and its limitation.
The Orient Star Diver 1964 1st Version comes on a 20mm vast chrome steel five-link metal bracelet with a trifold deployant clasp and diver’s extension. It’s restricted to 900 items and retails for EUR 1,360.
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