The new versions are generally similar to the existing line-up, having the same 41mm case and dial layout. There are some visual differences, of course: Ref. RK-AM0007S features an ivory, or "cream" colored dial - similar to the older limited edition ref. RK-AM0003S - but it drops the gold-toned bezel and Orient Star logo of the old model in favor of a more subdued all-steel finishing.
Ref. RK-AM0006L resembles the existing model ref. RK-AM0002L, having a similar blue dial, but here Orient actually made it a bit flashier, featuring gold-toned hands (as opposed to silver colored hands in the older model). Orient also replaced the silver-toned inner ring and sub dials with darker shades - dark grey and blue - for a more classic look having a nearly all-blue dial.
Both models retail price is 170,000 JPY, just like the rest of the moon phase line-up.
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Excellent article (and great blog, BTW.) I'd like the moonphase more if Orient got rid of the open heartReplyDelete
Thanks! And to be honest I am 100% with you on the open heart. Just waiting for that classic dial moon phase...Delete
I picked up the 7s and it’s beautiful and classic looking, I don’t feel the beating heart window detractsReplyDelete
I do think the aperture's impact is more subtle on the lighter dial. Anyway, having reviewed the moon phase after posting the above story, I agree it's a beautiful piece!Delete