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Orient Star Basic Date

July 2020


Orient Star Basic Date

A practical yet simple timepiece with urban refinements that exude the essence of Orient Star, a brand established in Japan in 1951, the Basic Date features a strong, sporty 42 mm case, a simple, clear and easy-to-read dial, and an in-house automatic movement with 50-hour power reserve.

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he Basic Date combines a three-hand time display with power reserve indicator and date window. The design features fine details including a mirror-polished sloping bezel and fluid lines extending from the sides of the new, larger 42 mm case to the lugs. These have a bevelled surface characteristic of the brand, shaped to pass easily under the wearer’s sleeve.

The Basic Date uses SUS316 stainless steel for the bracelet, scratch-resistant sapphire for the crystal, and is powered by a high-performance in-house movement with automatic winding mechanism.

Typical of Orient Star timepieces is the rich assortment of deep dial colours, from intense black to blue, white, grey, and green. The dial is designed for clear readability, thanks to the combination of long hands, a broad case, and bold bar indices. Adding to the watch’s simplicity is the subtle design of the power reserve indicator.

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