Orient announces today the upcoming release of a new model: a faithful reissue of the 70's Orient SK (which was reviewed here on the blog a few weeks ago)
The new Orient SK reissue will be launched in June 2019 (very soon!) and production is planned to continue for less than a year, until March 2020. In other words, this will be a limited production.
Orient will be making three versions of the new SK – one (ref. RN-AA0B02R) in the radiant purple color very much associated with the original SK, another (ref. RN-AA0B01G) in greyish-green (also a well-loved original) and the third (ref. RN-AA0B03L) in dark navy blue.
All versions seem to be externally almost identical to the original, while internally the model will use an up-to-date movement, cal. 46 series F6, which hacks and hand-winds.
The case has the original model's asymmetrical shape, rounded on the left and straight lines on the right side, where the two crowns are – one for setting the time and date, the other for turning in the inner bezel. The classic's push button at 2, used for setting the day, is omitted here as it is not supported by the new caliber.
Case measures a healthy 45mm wide and 46mm lug to lug, and prices would be around 270 USD.
The blog's verdict: we like it! It is a fun, pure original Orient stuff, sporty and oozing with character. What do you think of the new SK re-issue?