With the introduction of our newest F6922 movement, we’ve provided a glimpse of the future of Orient Watch models. At the same time however, it signals the close of a chapter in Orient’s rich heritage. The 469 caliber was one of the longest selling calibers in the world, with millions of units manufactured since its introduction in 1971. It powered top selling watches like the Mako and Ray, and was the basis for other movement calibers that drive the Bambino and Symphony. As older models become discontinued, time is dwindling to own a lasting piece of our history. For each of the next three weeks, we’re introducing a new model from our summer sport watch trio.
The Ranger collection is as understated of a sport watch as it gets. It features a standard date window at the three o’clock position, and a wide day calendar along the six. It’s matte dial is brightened by polished metal accents and lume markers on the hands around the chapter ring. While the applied markers provide an excellent glean to the watch, what really gives the watch character are the stylistic indentations between the hour markers.
The Ranger is built in a 42mm case and covered by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal on the front, and a display case back from behind. The case and bracelet are for the most part entirely polished, which the exception of a knurled crown and some brushed metal accents here and there. It is available in four colors, including grey, white, navy and black.