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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Orient Star’s Contemporary Selection Sees Launch of its First Skeleton Model

Combining refined quality with a relaxed feel, Orient Star has introduced the Skeleton from the Contemporary Collection, featuring the latest movement with a 70-hour power reserve and silicon escape wheel. The stylish, modern design includes intricate detail, and the hand-wound skeleten movement alludes to the vastness of the universe.

Established in 1951, Orient Star celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2021 with the launch of a new generation of Skeleton watches combining advanced technology and aesthetics. Following the Skeleton from the Classic Collection, this new model is the first skeleton in the Contemporary Collection. The new Skeleton features a new movement in grey, and a design that compliments every occasion.

As society adapts to new ways of working and boundaries between professional and leisure time continue to blur, so too do societal expectations and requirements of the wristwatch. The new Skeleton is neither too formal nor too casual, with a modern and stylish design that is both refined yet informal. Fine hairline and mirror finishing on high-quality stainless steel (SUS316L) give an edgy aesthetic appeal to the case and bracelet, and the dial tinted in grey gives a sophisticated and stylish look.

The compact and slim case with a diameter of 39 mm and thickness of 10.8 mm, the new metal bracelet with short pitch H-shaped links for comfort on the wrist, the dial with enhanced legibility, and blue hands that add an accent, all create a relaxed feel making it perfect for everyday use.

Skeletonisation in watchmaking involves leaving just the framework of the movement and exposing the mechanisms inside, and is a familiar style unique to mechanical watches. With the launch of the new generation model in 2021, it has become a new icon for Orient Star. This latest Skeleton is equipped with in-house F8B61 movement which complements the stylish design of the watch.

The hand-wound caliber F8B61 is not only highly precise with accuracy of +15 to -5 seconds a day, but it is also equipped with a silicon escape wheel made with the latest MEMS processing technology, extending the power reserve to 70 hours and significantly enhancing its practicality.

Another distinctive feature is the grey plating on the baseplate and bridges of the movement symbolising the vastness of outer space. The spiral shape and vivid blue colour of the patented silicon escape wheel, which utilises Epson’s proprietary technology, evoke images of the Milky Way, whilst the comet-shaped balance wheel bridge works in harmony to conjure the image of vast outer space.

The Orient Star Contemporary Skeleton is available at Orientwatch.co.uk, retailing at £2,759.99.


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