NEW ORIENT STAR SPORTS DIVER TIMEPIECE WINS 2019 GOOD DESIGN AWARD
Inspired by more than 65 years of independent Japanese mechanical watchmaking, ORIENT STAR received the 2019 Good Design Award for its new Sports Diver collection.
Announced earlier this month, the ORIENT STAR Sports Diver family of watches was identified for its seamless craftsmanship and exceptional attention to detail, combining functionality with a fresh feel.
The GDA judges’ panel commented: “While designed in the continuous style of a diving watch, it features a large case with a face taking up minimal space, giving it a feeling of substantiality. ” The design reflects the watchmaker’s know-how in mechanical watches in a way that gives the watch a personal and familiar feel. ”
Acknowledged as one of the four largest greatest design awards in the world, the GDA is a movement aimed at enriching lives and society through design. Recognizing various industrial goods, architecture, software, systems and services, the GDA is Japan’s leading design evaluation and commendation system.
The ORIENT STAR Diver timepiece is powered by the Automatic calibre F6N47,with a 50-hour power reserve. This in-house manufactured automatic movement with hand winding is designed and assembled by ORIENT hortologists in the Akita Mountains, Japan, in accordance with the Japanese principle of Monozukuri,which means art and manufacturing science.
This reliable and consistent movement is surrounded by a 4,3.6mm stainless steelcase, accented with a rotating silver stainless steel bezel and dial details, including the iconic ORIENT STAR logo. This is partnered with a navy blue brushed satin dial, a power reserve indicator and a metal stainless steel strap.
The ORIENT STAR Diver watch range was presented to connoisseurs for the first time in August 2019. Since then, its cleverly balanced dial and functional complications have caught the attention of passionate collectors ORIENT STAR and new fans of the brand.
The ORIENT STAR Diver Collection contains three stylish colorways all with stainless steel cases: navy blue or black dial with stainless steel strap, or navy dealing with a black silicon strap, combining functionality with a fresh feel.
Technical Specifications – ORIENT STAR SPORTS DIVER
In-house caliber mechanics F6N47 manufactured in Japan
Automatic with hand-winding
50-hour power reserve with indicator
6mstainless steel case(from 3H to 9H)
Lumed hands and dots
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Stainless steel folder
Water resistance at 200 meters (20 bar)
Trifold locking loop for metal straps, regular loop for rubber straps
Every new ORIENT STAR watch perpetuates the brand’s legacy of independent and traditional Japanese watchmaking, coupled with its understated and ageless style. The new ORIENT STAR Sports Diver is designed for the man who embraces what every day brings, whether at work or at play.
The ORIENT STAR Sports Diver is now available from select retailers and through APPROVED ORIENT STAR distributors worldwide.