Orient Star Introduces its First Skeleton Model to the Contemporary Collection
Orient Star introduces the Skeleton from the Contemporary Collection featuring its latest movement with a silicon escape wheel and a 70-hour power reserve. Its modern and stylish design includes sophisticated details, and the hand-wound skeleton movement symbolises the vastness of the universe.
Established in 1951, Orient Star celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2021 with the launch of a new generation of Skeleton watches combining advanced technology and aesthetics. Following the Skeleton from the Classic Collection, this new model is the first skeleton in the Contemporary Collection. The new Skeleton features a new movement in grey, and a design that compliments every occasion. As we adapt to new ways of working and boundaries between our professional and leisure time continue to blur, so too do our requirements for a watch. The new Skeleton is neither too formal nor too casual, with a modern and stylish design that is both refined yet informal. Fine hairline and mirror finishing on high-quality stainless steel (SUS316L) give an edgy aesthetic appeal to the case and bracelet, and the dial tinted in grey gives a sophisticated and stylish look. The compact and slim case with a diameter of 39 mm and thickness of 10.8 mm, the new metal bracelet with short pitch H-shaped links for comfort on the wrist, the dial with enhanced legibility, and blue hands that add an accent, all create a relaxed feel making it perfect for everyday use. Skeletonisation in watchmaking, generally leaving just the framework of the movement and exposing the mechanisms inside, is a familiar style unique to mechanical watches. With the launch of the new generation model in 2021, it has become a new icon for Orient Star. This latest Skeleton is equipped with in-house F8B61 movement which complements the stylish design of the watch. The hand-wound caliber F8B61 is not only highly precise with accuracy of +15 to -5 seconds a day, but it is also equipped with a silicon escape wheel made with the latest MEMS processing technology, extending the power reserve to 70 hours and significantly enhancing its practicality. Another distinctive feature is the grey plating on the baseplate and bridges of the movement symbolising the vastness of outer space. The spiral shape and vivid blue colour of the patented silicon escape wheel which utilises Epson’s proprietary technology* evoke images of the Milky Way. The comet-shaped balance wheel bridge all work in harmony to conjure the image of vast outer space.
*Epson’s proprietary technology Rotation slip prevention shape: Japan: patent no.6915602, US：US11409244, Europe: EP3644128, China：CN111090229 Spring mechanism structure: Japan: patent no.6891622, patent no.7107405, US: US10747178, Europe: EP3396471, China: CN108803297 Bright blue colour: Japan: patent no.6908064