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The Beloved Bambino - FER24003W0

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The flagship model of the classic lineup, the FER24003W0 Bambino is an beloved vintage influenced timepiece.

Inside the Bambino is the ORIENT in house caliber 48743 automatic winding movement, with 21 jewels and operates at  21,600 vibration an hour. This venerable movement can also be found in the Symphony series, Flight series and Brazen series. It utilizes three hands for time with the date complication located at the 3 o’clock position, a functionality that increases the watch’s daily wearability.

Above the dial is the satin sunburst domed dial. The use of the domed dial emphasizes the timepieces traditional dress watch inspiration and the light sunburst gives the dial a hint of texture when moved back and forth under light; a delicate touch which does not overpower the overall motif of the watch. Yellow gold tone dauphine hands have been chosen, which tell the time from applied yellow gold tapered indices. The date window has been outlined with a thin black line for a slight emphasis, which corresponds to the minute markers along the edge of the dial.

Protecting the dial and movement are the case and crystal. The yellow gold tone stainless steel case is 40.5mm in diameter with an 11.8mm thickness, a modernization of the classic dress watch, yet it remains small enough to wear appropriately with a suit. A combination of polished and brushed finished have been used on the case for added depth and visual appeal. A brushed finish has been applied the the case sides, a modern touch for a dress watch, which helps move the eye from there to the polished beveled bezel and then onto the dial. A lovely contrast to the brushed sides is the polished signed crown at the 3 o’clock position. Resting on top of the case protecting the dial is the domed crystal, which is a direct homage to Orient’s heritage as a classic watch maker.

Mounted to a brown leather band, the combination of brown against yellow gold tone stainless steel bring out the shared hues of reds, yellows, and browns in both band and case. Completed with a matching yellow gold tone buckle.

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