In the New Year, we’re willing to offer up some spoilers: the first few releases this month will be from the Orient Star collection! This week we’re introducing the Orient Star Elegant Classic, a fresh, vintage-inspired model.
What sets the Elegant Classic apart from the Orient Star collection is its elaborate use of texture, and the insistence that there’s more than initially meets the eye. The most obvious embellishments are in the center of the dial, where a studded pattern starts in the center and makes its way out to a fluted design. Beyond this is a very subtle concentric outline underneath the hour markers that pushes out to the very end of the dial. Along with the Sun and Moon series it’s a multi-dimensional masterpiece, and the attention to detail is proof. It also features Roman numeral hour markers along with a silky smooth gloss finish on its classic hands. A date display is stationed at the 3 o’clock position while a power reserve indicator is at the very top.
Dimension-wise the new Elegant Classic measures in at 38.7mm wide and 12.8mm thick. It sports a semi-domed sapphire crystal and beautifully-curved lugs. It is powered by the Orient caliber F6N43 movement which is automatic, hand-winding, and hacking. The Orient Star Elegant Classic is available in three colorways: White/Yellow Gold, White/Silver, and Blue/Silver.