Have you ever seen buying an Oriental watch for 10,000 yuan?
In the minds of most people, Orient is a cost-effective entry-level mechanical watch brand. In everyone’s perception, Orient’s watches are priced under $5,000. In this case, why do so many people still spend 10,000 yuan to buy an Oriental watch?
It turns out that the 10,000 yuan watch they bought was from Orient Star! No, Orient Star is correct. Oriental Star is the high-end line of Oriental Watch. A small number of top-end Oriental watches use Oriental’s most powerful in-house movement, F7. In addition to polishing, it is superior in all aspects of pressure and shock absorption. The daily error of F7 is +15/-5 seconds per day! (For your reference, the error of a general entry-level Japanese mechanical watch is +30/-25 seconds, and the error of an observatory-certified watch worth over 10,000 yuan is +6/-4 seconds)
This Oriental Star Modern Skeleton series AV0111L watch is equipped with a very Signature device of Oriental - the Power Reserve Indicator. The fan shape below 12 o'clock indicates the remaining power time of your watch, allowing you to fully grasp the rhythm of winding. The circular sub-dial above the 6 o'clock watch is the second hand, which is combined with the Open Heart (window) at 9 o'clock and the LOGO design at 3 o'clock on the dial, which is very delicate but not out of balance.
The biggest difference between Orient and Orient Star is that the watch movements of Orient Star are polished by hand. It turns out that many high-end movements are beautiful and expensive because of the decorative polish on the oscillating weight, plywood, and even each part. However, Oriental presents hand-carved craftsmanship on Orient Star at an unimaginable price. (Of course, the degree of careful grinding is definitely difficult to compare with traditional Swiss watch brands)
Seeing this, fellow brothers and sisters may be thinking: "The Oriental Star is indeed attractive, but I really can't afford 10,000 yuan!" In fact, not every Oriental Star costs 10,000 yuan. It seems that the price of Orient Star’s Modern Skeleton limited edition RE-AV0111L00B is $5580 (because it uses F6 movement, the daily error is +25/-20 seconds). Moreover, the combination of blue and gold is really noble. Looking for a watch to wear at work, the Orient Star is indeed suitable for most friends who need formal and smart casual in their work attire.
Short video to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qayRT-qacLw&t=4s