Looking for a GMT watch that won’t break the bank? We’ve got the answer. If you want a piece that is dressier than the Orient Explorer, we highly recommend the Orient Constellation (DJ02). A classic styled watch with large roman numerals, the Constellation is sure to help you look like a million bucks. Today, we’re releasing the Constellation in two-tone (FDJ02001W0). They’re great for traveling (especially if you don’t plan on going on that African Safari) or for business because the benefit of having two time zones on your wrist keeps you close to home, or on time to your international conference call.
The first things you’ll notice about the Constellation are the intricacies of the dial. Then inner part of the dial is embellished by a rich guilloche design that really speaks to the level of craftsmanship of Orient Watch. At twelve o’clock is a power reserve indicator and at three is a date. The FDJ02001W0 features gold colored hour markers, with roman numerals for twelve, six and nine. The hands that Orient used on the Constellation fit perfectly, with spear tipped hour and minute hands and a diamond-shape tipped GMT hand. They’re all gold colored as well. The chapter ring displays the hours for the GMT function and the dial is covered by a sapphire crystal. At 39.5mm across, it comes at a perfect size. The bracelet is two toned and features a butterfly clasp with double push button.
For starters, the Orient Constellation has all the same bells and whistles found on watches sold at several times the cost. However, it is guaranteed that less than half of those watches feature an in house movement. The Orient caliber 40P51 is one of Orient’s most advanced movements, sporting a GMT, power reserve indicator and date function. The movement is self-winding, hand winding and hacking (second hand halt). It is also fully decorated, which can be seen through the exhibition case back.
Priced at only $880, you’re getting one of Orient’s most complicated watches. If you use code ‘summer2013’ at check out, you’ll get 30% off, bringing the price to $616. Not bad at all for a watch of this caliber!