July 15, 2014 - The Orient ‘Mako’ has been the top selling Orient watch in the US since its conception in 2004. This year, marks ten years of the ‘Mako’, and Orient Watch USA will celebrate with the announcement of the re-release of the limited edition ‘Yellow Mako’ (model FEM65001YW) which is an US exclusive model on July 14th, 2014, exclusively on OrientWatchUSA.com.
PuriTime, Inc, the American distributor of Orient Watch Japan, is pleased to announce the 10th Anniversary of the wildly successful Orient EM65, also known as the ‘Mako watch’. Orient Watch USA will begin its celebration on July 14, 2014 with a high anticipated, rerelease of the ‘Yellow Mako’ that is limited to only 90 pieces. “The Mako was the first watch we had that really took off when I started my business distributing Orient Watch here in the U.S. This is a great milestone to mark that the Mako has been around for a decade now” says Mark Kim, owner of OrientWatchUSA.com. The ‘Mako’ gained popularity through internet watch forums as the entry level alternative to countless ultra-luxury watches and was able to fill a much needed niche in the watch world. To date, the ‘Mako’ collection is the top selling mid-range watch from the brand worldwide. Production for this model began in the Spring of 2004. The 'Yellow Mako' will retail at $285.
About the ‘Mako’: The ‘Mako’ is a diver watch which employs a slew of features including a unidirectional bezel, 200m water resistance, screwed down crown, mineral crystal and a day and date indicator. It measures 41.5mm across and 13mm thick. It is powered by Orient’s reliable in-house made caliber 469 movement, which has been in production since 1971. The ‘Mako’ is available in three dial colors internationally (black, blue, and orange) and in a yellow dial exclusively for the US market. The yellow dialed version quickly sold out in the past, and PuriTime, Inc. has decided to bring it back for this special occasion. The watches are available on either a stainless steel bracelet with a safety clasp or a rubber diver’s strap.