As the second version from Orient’s groundbreaking Dual series, the Dual II features an almost sci-fi inspired design to display both its quartz and automatic movements.
True to its namesake, the Dual I and Dual II house two movements in a single watch case. While the idea of a multiple movement watch has been seen before, they have largely been quartz only. The Dual I and II feature an automatic movement AND a quartz movement together. For the Dual I, the automatic is above the quartz movement, and for the Dual II, the automatic movement is to the right of the quartz movement. The case backs exhibit the automatic movements, while the quartz movements are protected by a stainless steel plate. Not only does this create a union between these two very different technologies, it allows the wearer to track multiple time zones at once, similarly to how a GMT or World Time watch does.
The Dual II is a circular, 43mm watch with its two movements juxtaposed. They’re highlighted with a black circular design which acts as a superb contrast against the main dial color, and without a doubt adds a ton of character to the piece. This affords the watch a sporty, modern design that can be worn casually. While the automatic movement features its own date complication, a monthly calendar can be found along the outer rim of the dial, which is easily set with the third crown at the two o’clock position.