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New Orient "Diver Design" References for 2022

Last September, Orient introduced their latest line of "Diver Design" watches. So called to avoid being confused with professional dive watches (like the M-Force), these have already been given the nickname "Kamasu 2" by the public.

Now, Orient is presenting a couple of new references of this model, and surprisingly - in their Japanese announcement they refer to it as "Mako" - despite being quite distinct from the old Mako. In fact, this line up is most recognizable by having the hands of a Mako 2, the dial of a Ray, and the bezel and sapphire of a Kamasu... and of course, that "vintage lume" that is unique to this model.

Whatever name you prefer to call it doesn't really matter - what's important is the new references, and we have two of those.

First up is a watch with lovely blue gradient sunburst dial and a blue-and-black bezel, which is presented both as a Japanese and a global reference. The JDM version, ref. RN-AA0815L, is limited to 600 units, while 2,800 units of the global version ref. RA-AA0815L would be produced.

The second version is presented only as a global reference, RA-AA814R. This one has a deep-red, or burgundy, sunburst dial, and a unique burgundy-and-brown bezel. Production of this version is not limited.

Both versions share their overall specifications, similar to previous references of this model: 41.8mm case width, 46.8mm lug to lug, and 12.8mm thickness. Both feature the familiar Kamasu 22mm wide steel bracelet, and are powered by Orient's caliber F6922.

Official prices are in the region of 350-400 USD, but similar to previous models you're likely to find them online at 300 or less.