Orient has just launched some new Mako 40 models to their Mako Diver watch series featuring a new sporty design and more compact 39.9mm stainless steel case, making it ideal for both men and women.
The lighter new style replaces the previous 41.8mm case of its predecessor, making the watch more fashionable and ideal for everyday use.
Being smaller, the new Mako 40 movement shows only the date and has a more straightforward dial calendar display. Bars are used for the Luminous Light hands and indices making it easier to read the time at a quick glance even in low light conditions and overall, the watch has a far simpler, more visible dial layout.
This simple, light feel can be seen in the shape of the right side of the case, where there is no crown guard which has been deliberately omitted, as well as the rotating bezel that is left uncoloured to show off the texture of the steel.
The screw back stainless steel case is water resistant to 200 metres and is fitted with Sapphire crystal glass which is three times harder than mineral glass.
The more compact Mako 40 is fitted with an automatic in-house calibre F6722 movement which has to be hand wound and comes with a 40 hour power reserve, giving stable high-precision accuracy with a range of between +25 seconds to -15 seconds per day.
The timepiece comes with a choice of five different coloured dials that include black, navy, white, apricot and lilac. It also comes fitted to either a 20mm wide stainless steel bracelet with a trifold deployant buckle with push button and security latch or 20mm wide brown or grey leather strap with a pin buckle.
All in all, the new size and design of the Mako 40 combined with the mechanical movement makes this sporty diver design watch the perfect companion in a wide range of settings.
For more information on the new Orient Mako range, please visit www.orientwatch.co.uk.
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man On The Ground, a former member of The British Guild of Travel Writers and professional photographer.
Photographs courtesy of Orient