As evidenced by the eye-catching Disk collection, Orient Watch is no stranger to producing and designing watches that are truly unique. The Dual I and Dual II watch collections are proud examples of Orient’s commitment to creating a watch that’s yet to be seen before, in a way that’s visually pleasing and innovative.
True to its namesake, the Dual I and Dual II house two movements in a single watch case. While the idea of a multiple movement watch has been seen before, they have largely been quartz only. The Dual I and II feature an automatic movement AND a quartz movement together. For the Dual I, the automatic is above the quartz movement, and for the Dual II, the automatic movement is to the right of the quartz movement. The case backs exhibit the automatic movements, while the quartz movements are protected by a stainless steel plate. Not only does this create a union between these two very different technologies, it allows the wearer to track multiple time zones at once, similarly to how a GMT or World Time watch does.
Now let’s break down the aesthetic and features:
The Dual I is a rectangular watch with one movement above the other. The watch utilizes very elegant layers of decorated metal (as seen on our watch movements) and tinted glass to glamorously highlight each movement. The case is 49.5mm from lug to lug, and 31mm across. Although rectangular cases are already uncommon, the case is curved outward, with its edges sloped down. From an angle, the case looks uniquely trapezoidal, again making it unlike anything else in our collection.
The Dual II is a circular, 43mm watch with its two movements juxtaposed. They’re highlighted with a black circular design which acts as a superb contrast against the main dial color, and without a doubt adds a ton of character to the piece. This affords the watch a sporty, modern design that can be worn casually. While the automatic movement features its own date complication, a monthly calendar can be found along the outer rim of the dial, which is easily set with the third crown at the two o’clock position.