More good stuff from Orient Star today, as the brand announces fresh color schemes in three of its product lines: the 200m diver (recently reviewed on the blog), the semi-skeleton sport watch, and the moon phase.
First let's look at the 200m diver. Five new references are introduced, a clear indication of the high expectations Orient has for this model's commercial success – and with good reason, as our review suggests.
Immediately standing out are the two models equipped with a trendy "Pepsi" bezel (RK-AU0306L with a blue gradient dial, and RK-AU0308N with a grey dial and a bezel that's actually blue and orange). Limited Prestige Shop model ref. RK-AU0307E also stands out with its green gradient dial, and as far as we can tell from the image – a matching deep green bezel.
The two other references introduced are RK-AU0309B and RK-AU0310L, featuring black and navy blue dials, respectively. All new models come with both steel bracelet and rubber band, and will be priced at roughly 760 USD (83,000 Yen).
Next is the semi-skeleton model. Three new references are introduced, and they really look great.
Reference RK-AT0107S features a silver dial, black bezel and steel bracelet, black paint where lume would usually be, and is priced at around 830 USD. Reference RK-AT0108L features blue dial and bezel, and a leather strap, costing around 780 USD. These are also available as European models, references RE-AT01017S and RE-AT0108L respectively.
The limited Prestige Shop model Ref. RK-AT0109B has black dial and bezel, however featuring a uniquely colored red power-reserve gauge. It comes with both bracelet and strap, and costs roughly 920 USD.
Last but not least, is the mechanical moon-phase model ref. RK-AM0011L, limited to 200 units, and featuring blue dial, golden hands, and both steel bracelet and leather strap. Price is around 1,600 USD.
While not radically different from other variants, and simply offering another dial / hands combination, this is still a beautiful watch that offers great value and combining fine details and a complication rarely seen at this price range.