When we first took a look at this model “in the metal”, the first thing we noticed was the sheen on the dial. While most of the dials in our collection feature varying levels of sunburst effect, the color on this model is solid, smooth, and glossy. The shine does not overpower the polish on the hour markers, hands or finish on the open heart. The new Orient Star Semi Skeleton features a power reserve indicator and a small-seconds register. The small-seconds register doesn’t just lend itself as a neat complication; it eliminates the need for a long seconds hand which allows for the focus to be on the open heart display.
The case measures at 40mm and with its domed crystal is 12.7mm thick. The steep slope of the bezel makes it appear very thin, offering a sleek edge-to-edge look. The Classic Semi Skeleton is powered by the F6F42 mechanical caliber, which is automatic, hand-winding and hacking.