Friday, September 2, 2011

Orient Celebrates 40 years of Caliber 469

Orient is celebrating 40 years of caliber 469 with a limited edition reissue of its King Diver. With its characteristic stick hands and internal bezel, the reissue King Diver will come in stainless steel as well as IP/PVD finish. The models will be released September 23, 2011 at a price of 42,000 to 47,250 yen with 3,000 available to the international market and 500 available for Japan only. More information below.

Forty years is an impressive accomplishment for an in-house mechanical movement. Born in the midst of the quartz revolution makes it even that much more remarkable. I know I've had a few 469 calibers over the last few years and they have never disappointed. A true workhorse caliber.


Google Translation of Orient Press Release

"World Stage Collection Cal.469 forty limited edition Anniversary World " will begin production in 1971 is the 40th anniversary of the 469 models have built the history of Orient Watch movement to date. Movement since its birth 46 system is a caliber that continues until now been produced for 40 years. In 1996, a unique mechanical movement "power reserve" to develop, since the function "World Time" function "GMT", such as with our still evolving today.

This model boasted popular in the early 1970 "KING DIVER" design uses a strong case is reminiscent of the ordered model with dynamic design that tickles man's feelings and sense of casual fair. In addition, the case will be scaled up to 45mm size, and a modern twist. In addition, by water pressure was adopted 20 o'clock screw lock to click button 2 has been enhanced in terms of functionality. The case back is engraved with serial numbers, further, the dial "Cal.469 40th Anniversary" logo and layout, finished in a unique limited edition designs. The index will be placed a strong high letters when finished dial with three-dimensional, and the band adopted the pieces molded from solid stainless steel and durable, also you can taste the atmosphere of the 1970s is attractive. In addition, we offer a special BOX dedicated this item.

World World Stages Anniversary limited edition collection CAL.469 40

September 23, 2011

World's only 3,000, only 500 domestic

- Price / Dial / - No.
Yen WV2371EM / Black / 47,250 (approx.)
Yen WV2381EM / Black / 42,000 (approx.)

- Product Specifications
Automatic movement
21 stone
Interior rotating ring
Serial NO. Enter
Case: Stainless Steel + Gray plated WV2371EM
Case: Stainless steel WV2381EM
Size: 13.6mm Thickness 45.0mm / Horizontal 51.0mm / Vertical
Glass: Crystal Glass
Band: Push threefold formula W Lock
Enhanced water for daily living (waterproof 20 atm)
Anti-magnetic one
Driving time: 40 hours (at maximum hoisting)
Static Accuracy: 25 seconds -15 seconds, date difference


Only BOX limited edition

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Too bad it is only normal glass and not sapphire glass. Shame for a 40 years old product that still using cheap normal glass.