In early 2021 Orient introduced the first non-skeletonized, full-dial version of the brand's mechanical Moonphase watch. Now, Orient presents additional references in this series, similar in their overall mechanics and construction but with stunning new mother-of-pearl dials.
The non-skeletonized Orient Star moon phase models operate using the brand's in-house automatic caliber F7M65, featuring a 50 hour power reserve and accurate to within +15/-5 seconds per day.
Like the previous model, the case is 41mm wide, 49mm long, and 13.8mm thick, the crystal is sapphire front and back and coated with Orient's SAR ("super-anti-reflective"), and water resistance is 5 atm.
Three references will be on offer (availability starting late October):
· Japanese ref. RK-AY0113A features a grey dial (with purple-blue tones), and comes with both a steel bracelet and dark grey leather strap. It will be limited to 350 units.
· Japanese ref. RK-AY0114A features a green-teal dial (MOP colors are always hard to define…) and comes with both a steel bracelet and black leather strap. This reference is non-limited.
· Global ref. RE-AY0116A features that grey-blue-purple dial, and is sold with just the steel bracelet. This reference is limited to 200 units.
The new moon phase watches are around 1400 USD at the current Japanese Yen rate, making them real good value for anyone looking for a quality mechanical Moonphase watch – assuming you like the style, of course.