The 12 Months of Orient: The Explorer Automatic – $325 w/ DapperedJune ($650)
The Orient Watch Company has a dedicated following for good reason. They’re the only watchmaker whose foundation is a wide range of incredible looking affordable automatics, & now they’ve partnered up with us to give away a different watch for each of the next 12 months. Every month we’ll review and give away a different featured watch, plus you’ll also get a new promo code good for 50% off ANY watch at OrientWatchUSA.com for that month.
Busy but equally as elegant. If you’re the type that actually enjoys the look of the all but blank dial Movado Museum, then all the numbers, hash marks, & hands on the Orient Explorer will likely send you into convulsions.
But just as mixing patterns can be done right, the Orient design team has figured out how to keep all the different pieces and parts balanced on the dial, and the result is one slick sport inspired dress watch.
Starting at the outside and working our way in, you’re looking at:
- A slide rule (yes, a slide rule) which rotates via the lower crown,
- A stationary white inner ring
- A white 2nd time zone 24-hr indicator between 8:30 and 10:30
- The power reserve indicator at 12 & the lower dial is the date.
The 43mm diameter case doesn’t look over-sized or bulky and it feels comfortable on your wrist. Also available with a black leather band or a stand out white dial. Dressed up for sure but not crusty or too traditional in the least. It’s a hell of a good looking watch for an active professional.
Flat out-of-reach for many at the full price of $650, but at half off with the code DapperedJune it’s accessible for most at the high end. And it looks every bit of the high end part too.
Here’s how to win the brown band Explorer seen here: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: Orient June. One entry per person. Deadline for entry is 11:59 pm ET on 6/2/11
UPDATE: Congrats to Matt M. who won the Explorer. One down, eleven to go!