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New Orient GMT – International model
19/08/2010Posted by on
Orient unveiled a new GMT model on its website yesterday. There are four colour variants.
This is an international model and is probably a replacement model for the discontinued model shown below. Both watches are powered by the same 46P40 movement but unlike the old model which has an inner rotating 24hr bezel controlled by crown at 4 o’clock, the new model has the 24hr markings incorporated into its compass bezel. Hence, there is no need for the additional crown. The new model also has a higher water resistance rating of 200m compared the old model which is rated to 100m.
The combination of compass bezel, GMT feature and 200m watch resistance reminds me of Seiko’s Landmaster watches. The Orient has stainless steel case though.
Here’s the discontinued model: