ORIENT STAR: Mechanical M42 Watch, Metal Strap - 41.0mm (RE-AU0502S) Limited
This Diver 1964 model reflects its proud history, reproducing the original design of the Olympia Calendar Diver model, released in 1964, with an upgrade to contemporary diver’s watch specifications. This exceptional model combines a vintage design with ORIENT STAR’s latest high-performance in-house movement. The Diver 1964 reproduces the same features of the original model: a rotating bezel made of solid stainless steel, three-dimensionally cut indices, an arrow-shaped hand, and a case shape with sharp lugs, while offering significantly improved water resistance compared to the original model’s 40 meters*1. This new model’s water resistance has been upgraded to 200 meters - compliant with ISO standards for scuba diving watches. Refined qualities such as a screw down crown and screw case back, a dual curved sapphire crystal with a non-reflective coating, are also required to meet the standard of authentic divers’ watches. In contrast to the hand-wound movement in the original 1964 model, this new model has a contemporary automatic movement for increased usability. Another new feature is the indicator which shows the 50hours power reserve’s remaining running time. The comparatively compact 40.2 mm diameter case, the pure steel colored rotating bezel, and the silver dial create an understated look, making it ideal for everyday use. The Diver 1964 model is available in a worldwide limited edition of 900 pieces and each watch has a serial number engraved on the case back.
*1 The original 1964 model does not meet current ISO standards as there were no clear standards for divers’ watches at the time. Currently not for sale.
- Model: RE-AU0502S