Orient Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Orient Mako with a Blue Limited Edition 

Two decades ago, the Orient Mako made a splash, not just in the literal sense, but also in the watch enthusiast community. This wasn’t your average desk diver; it offered genuine diving credentials – 200m water resistance and a design that echoed iconic professional models. Fast forward to 2024, and the Mako celebrates its 20th anniversary with a limited-edition masterpiece – the RA-AA0822L. Let’s embark on a deep dive to explore what makes this watch so special.

A Legacy Steeped in Quality and Value:

Orient’s story dates back to 1901 and is a journey marked by dedication, innovation, and quietly achieving excellence. In their humble Tokyo beginnings, Shogoro Yoshida established a shop selling pocket watches, laying the foundation for what would become a global watchmaking powerhouse. Over the decades, they carved their niche through an unwavering commitment to quality and value.

The 1960s marked a turning point in the watch industry, and Orient wasn’t just a bystander. They played a significant role in the popularisation of automatic watches, becoming known for their reliable and affordable self-winding timepieces. This spirit lives on in iconic models like the 1967  “Orient Fineness”, which was the thinnest automatic wristwatch with day and date calendar function in the world at the time.

The Mako, launched in 2004, embodies this same philosophy. It wasn’t just another dive watch; it offered exceptional functionality and value, making it accessible to a wider audience. Its 200m water resistance, unidirectional bezel, and robust design resonated with both enthusiasts and budget-conscious divers, building a loyal following.

This dedication to quality and affordability has been a cornerstone of Orient’s success, earning them a dedicated legion of fanatics across generations. The Mako’s enduring popularity is a testament to their commitment, and the 20th Anniversary Limited Edition celebrates this legacy with a truly special timepiece.

Celebrating 20 Years with a Commemorative Masterpiece:

The 20th Anniversary Mako is more than just another iteration; it’s a love letter to the original, infused with commemorative flair. The star of the show is the mesmerising blue dial, reminiscent of the ocean depths at twilight. Imagine hues transitioning from a deep, inky blue at 12 o’clock to a lighter, playful shade at 6, mirroring the Japanese coastline. This captivating gradient is adorned with a subtle wave pattern, a nod to the watch’s aquatic heritage. Elegant gold hands and the inscription “Anniversary Edition” at 4 o’clock add a touch of sophistication, making it a true celebration on the wrist.

Beyond Beauty: A Watch Built for Adventure:

Beneath the captivating exterior lies a watch built to withstand the elements. The reliable Orient F6922 calibre, known for its accuracy and 40-hour power reserve, ensures you’re never left high and dry. The stainless steel case, with its screw-down crown and case-back, boasts 200m water resistance, making it your trusty companion for poolside lounging or actual dives. The iconic unidirectional bezel, a hallmark of dive watches, allows for precise underwater timekeeping. It’s not just a pretty face; the 20th Anniversary Mako is a true tool watch, ready for any adventure.

A Touch of Distinction: The Uniqueness of Limited Edition:

With only 3,000 pieces available, the 20th Anniversary Mako is expected to be widely sought after, as it is ideal for both established fans and collectors, as well as for those who coordinate diver design with fashion and enjoy it every day. We are also honoured to announce that we hold the U.K. exclusivity of this timepiece. Whether you’re a seasoned Orient aficionado or simply appreciate exceptional design and quality, this limited edition ticks all the boxes. It’s a chance to own a piece of watchmaking history, a timepiece that celebrates a beloved model and embodies Orient’s enduring spirit. The two-toned blue and black aluminium bezel adds a sporty touch, further distinguishing it from its regular counterparts.

More Than Just a Watch: An Experience Awaits:

The Orient Mako III 20th Anniversary Limited Edition RA-AA0822L isn’t just a watch; it’s an experience. It’s a reminder that exceptional value and timeless design can go hand-in-hand. It’s a celebration of heritage, a testament to quality, and an embodiment of adventure. So, if you’re looking for a watch that makes a statement, both on land and underwater, and holds a special place in watchmaking history, this limited-edition Mako might just be your perfect catch. Don’t let this wave of opportunity pass you by; dive into the legacy and experience the magic of the Orient Mako III 20th Anniversary Limited Edition.

You can pre-order yours here now – stock expected early April!