Orient Star has announced two new Avant-garde Skeleton models which join its Sports Collection. Combining refined aesthetics and high performance, the latest models are the flagship of the Sports Collection, combining Orient Star’s first automatic movement with a silicon escapement wheel.
Orient Star is committed to skeleton watches synonymous with mechanical watchmaking. Alongside other Skeleton models from the Classic and Contemporary Collection, the Avant- garde Skeleton from the Sports Collection has gained popularity with its dynamic designs and bold openwork. The latest models have evolved to a new level, with advanced precision processing technology on the dial and movement, making them a must-have piece for watch lovers.
The new Avant-garde Skeleton designs make full use of the inorganic texture of metal, and the precision-moulded openwork dial is the first thing that catches the eye. The complex two- layer dial layout has been skilfully calculated so that the boundary between the movement feels seamless. The upper plate with indices features a different colour and finish to the lower plate that protects the upper plate from shocks and deformation. The seconds hands are arranged so that they stand out from the upper plate, giving a sense of depth and dimension to the distinct skeleton structure. The SAR-coated sapphire crystal glass cuts light reflection by 99%, and ensures that every facet of the design can be seen clearly.
The skeleton design is complemented by the caliber F8F64 automatic movement with a silicon escapement wheel. The caliber F8F64 is adorned with Geneva stripes on the surface and has a partially hollowed-out base plate revealing a blue silicon escapement wheel near the small second of the 6 o’clock position. This was created using a cutting-edge high precision manufacturing technology which has been registered for Japanese and international patents*. In addition, with the introduction of the silicon escapement wheel, the caliber F8F64 has a 60- hour power reserve – a first for Orient Star’s automatic movement – and offers high accuracy of +15 seconds to -5 seconds per day, for significantly improved practical performance.
The high-quality stainless steel (SUS316L) case and bezel with hexagonal screws have a delicate brushed finish that creates a strong sense of unity with the dial and movement, while the mirror finish achieved with Sallaz polishing adds an accent to the watch. The new models come in two designs: one emphasizing the solid metallic feel of the watch with a metal bracelet made of the same material as the case; and the other a fearless, sporty model that combines a black-plated case and dial with a Cordura Ballistic Nylon strap.