“Hang on, didn’t Orient release something similar to this not long ago?”
Yes, you’re right. Earlier this year, Orient revealed a slew of new “vintage-inspired diver design” models within its ‘Sports’ collection. Now, they’ve gone and added two more variants. Nothing has changed within the watch so tech specs are identical compared to the rest of its stablemates.
What has changed, however, are the aesthetics. And the inclusion of a limited run model. So, let’s dive in…
“What’s new this time?”
As mentioned, a pair of new designs with one of them being a limited edition model. First off, we have the Orient Sports RA-AA0814R with the burgundy gradation dial and an accompanying unidirectional, burgundy-brown dive bezel. A stainless steel bracelet with a trifold deployant buckle and push-button is standard on both variants. The lug width measures 22 mm.
The other (limited) model carries the reference number of RA-AA0815L. Just a total of 2,800 units will be made for the global market. Here, we get a blue gradation dial that’s nicely offset by gold hands. As for the bezel, this model carries a blue-black colour scheme. The bezel also features gold plating along the grip panel.
On the dial itself, we get a fair amount of “sepia-toned, vintage effect” lume on the hour markers and hands while a day-date window sits at the 3 o’clock mark.
“What about tech specs and features?”
It’s more or less the same as the other models introduced this year so here’s a quick recap. Features include a sapphire crystal, a solid caseback with Orient’s dolphin motif (the limited edition model further includes the serial number engraving) and a screw-down crown.
The movement is Orient’s 22-jeweled F6922 automatic calibre that beats at 3 Hz with a power reserve of 40 hours, hacking and hand-winding capabilities and a quoted accuracy rating of +25/-15 secs per day. Orient quotes a water resistance rating of 200 m. However, with that said, do note that Orient is quick to point out that this is not an ISO-certified dive watch.
Case measurements include a diameter of 41.8 mm, a thickness of 12.8 mm and a lug-to-lug width of 46.8 mm. For an even deeper dive into these two and their stablemates, check out Orient’s landing page right here.