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Orient revives models from its 70-year-old archive

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You might be new to the Japanese marque Orient, but it is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2020, and aims to make a splash by bringing back some old favorites.

Orient has created a Revival Collection of new models that bring back designs from throughout its history.

First up is a King Diver, a reboot of the 1965 Weekly Auto Orient King Diver.

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In May, a modern version of the Retro Future Camera, a recreation of a popular model that incorporates camera details into its timeless mechanical design.

Modern day King Divers will be made in a limited run of 1,700 units for a version with a graduated golden dial.

There will also be regular models in black, red and green.

The Retro Future Camera, limited to 2,300, takes its design inspiration from a classic 1950s rangefinder camera. Its dial is made to look like a camera lens, complete with aperture blades. The bezel mimicks a camera’s diaphragm ring, and the crown and crown guard are modelled on a film winding lever, as well as the square top of a camera cover.

Both anniversary watches use a Japanese-made automatic in house caliber F6S22.

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