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Since its foundation in 1950 Orient has been producing mechanical movements (mainly hand winders) and watches. Because of this production method, Orient is still one of the 'Big Three' watch manufacturers and the largest producer of mechanical watches in Japan.
Japanese watch brand Orient has been market leader in automatic timepieces since 1950, when the brand was founded. But the company's history goes back even further, to 1901. The Tama Keiki Company specialized in the manufacture of clocks and sensitive measuring instruments. The experience the company had built up with this was taken into account in the development of the mechanical Orient movements. It is not surprising that the brand is known for the reliability of its watches. Today, Orient is still at the forefront of timeless watch designs and technology in a time of industrial mass production.
The Orient watch collection can roughly be divided into three categories: modern, classic and sporty. The most famous watch lines are the Mako diving watches and the classic Bambino series. Other core collections are the elegant Classic, the Sun and Moon and the Contemporary Small Seconds with Semi-Skeleton.
Lovers of classic diving watches have a wide choice at Orient, because these automatic diving watches look like a diving watch should; With sturdy luminous hands and indexes and a rotating diving bezel that is serrated for extra grip.
If you want to look representative, the choice for a stylish dress watch is quickly made. The Orient Bambino series consists of classic watches that shine in all modesty. Whether you opt for simple indexes or (Roman) numerals, these watches never distract from what matters: your personality. The slightly convex glass gives an extra retro touch to these watches.
When you make beautiful watch movements, it is a shame to hide them under a dial. The Open Heart watches from Orient give you a glimpse into the heart of your watch. Even more special are the watches that have a moonphase window as an extra function. To make this possible, a complex and precise movement is required. But in addition to being a very special watch function, it is also a very beautiful one.
Orient Star has been Orient's premium line since 1951. These watches contain a 46-F6 or 46-F7 movement. Two of the world's most famous movements, manufactured in-house by Orient. The cases of the Orient Star watches are 'Zaratsu' polished. A special technique in which the metal is polished in such a way that it optimally reflects the light. It takes years for the master craftsman to master this technique and you can tell by looking at these watches!