Orient Star Retro-Future Bicycle Watch

First New Orient Star Releases of 2023

Orient is today announcing three new references, the brand's first
releases for the (already not so new) year: two Layered
watches, and one new version of the Diver


Layered Skeleton 

The Orient Star Layered Skeleton was first introduced in February 2021, and
a number of references of this model have been introduced in the two years
since its launch. Today, Orient are adding two new versions.

Reference RE-AV0B08L (Japanese RK-AV0B08L) features a textured dial
bearing the model's signature herringbone pattern, this time in shades of deep
blue. This watch would be regular production, and comes on a steel bracelet. At
the current rate of the Japanese Yen it costs about USD 720.

Ref. RE-AV0B09N (RK-AV0B09N) has a dial with top layer that's sunburst grey,
and a lower blue layer. It comes with both a bracelet and a leather strap, and
is limited to 1,000 units. Current price is around USD 800.

Like all Layered Skeleton models, the watches feature a 41mm wide case,
front sapphire crystal, the F6F44 automatic movement, and are waterproof to


Diver 1964

Orient introduced the "Diver 1964", a faithful reissue of its 1964
Olympia Calendar Diver, back in 2021. It announced a second edition of the
diver in 2022, with a different design inspired by the Calendar Auto Diver.

Now, Orient go back to the earlier version, announcing reference RE-AU0502S
(RK-AU0502S). It is identical in specs to the 2021 release, except this time
featuring a silver dial instead of the black one. So you're getting the 41mm
case, rotating divers' bezel, 200m depth rating, steel bracelet, and automatic caliber
F6N47 inside.

The new Diver 1964 is limited to 900 units, and should cost you around
USD 1,100.