20th Anniversary Limited Edition Orient Mako

Limited Edition Orient Mako

Japanese watch manufacturer Orient recently launched a limited edition commemorative 20th anniversary watch from its iconic diver designed Orient Mako series that features a special blue gradation dial inspired by the colour of the ocean.

An important part of Orient’s history, their diver design models have represented everything that the brand stands for since their launch back in the 1960s.

Dating back to its first launch in 2004, the Orient Mako series has always had a dolphin icon engraved on the caseback and has been released in a wide variety of dial colours and different details.

One of the distinctive characteristics of this limited edition 20th anniversary model is the blue dial featuring Arabic numerals, which has been a design signature of Orient Mako models since 2004. The blue gradation from 12 o’clock to 6 o’clock represents the beautiful ocean that surrounds Japan, while the dial’s stamped wave pattern, along with the words “Anniversary Edition” are positioned at the 4 o’clock position, while the gold-coloured hands highlight the celebratory feel of the 20th anniversary model.

The watch is fitted with a uni-directional rotating bezel with six grooves, common to all Orient Mako models, along with a two-toned blue and black aluminium plate with the colours separating at the triangular and 20-minute markers.

The 41.8mm stainless steel case comes with a screw case-back and screw down crown and is water resistance to 200 metres and is fitted with a stainless steel bracelet with trifold deployant buckle and push button security latch.

At the heart of the watch is the reliable automatic (with hand winding) mechanical in-house calibre F6922 movement that offers accuracy of +25 seconds to –15 seconds per day and a power reserve of 40 hours, making it the perfect everyday companion.

Retailing at £424.99 and limited to 3,000 pieces, the 20th anniversary Orient Mako will no doubt prove popular with both established watch fans and collectors as well as those who like diver design watches, and is available to buy directly from: www.orientwatch.co.uk.

Author Bio:

Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man On The Ground, a former member of The British Guild of Travel Writers and professional photographer.

Photograph courtesy of Orient Watches

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