Back to the Future with the Orient YFHAB001B

December 6th, 2010 | 1 Comment

A watch undoubtedly makes a great holiday gift for the men in your life—boyfriends, brothers, fathers, or your boss from whom you’re trying to score a promotion.

Chances are, these men already have a basic dress watch, so you’ll want to get them something different, something unique.

Let’s be honest. You can’t afford to buy them an airplane, car, motorcycle, or a really fancy camera. So buying a watch that resembles one is the next best thing.

Read on to find out why the following models from Orient’s Retro Future collection are the perfect gift:

  • YFH04001B, Airplane Concept
  • YFHAB001B, Car Concept
  • YFH03002B, Motorcycle Concept
  • YFH02001B, Camera Concept


The Retro Future collection is inspired by the industrial revolution of the 1950’s, so these timepieces have an eye-catching industrial appearance. All 4 models have a unique combination of retro and modern design features, making them perfect casual watches for all ages.

The YFH04001B draws inspiration from the design of airplanes with a unique power reserve indicator that resembles the fuel gauge you would find in an airplane. The design of the dial itself resembles a classic cross landing strip, and the crown has a unique turbine shape. With 3 different color options, this model is a perfect gift for the aviator in your life.

Men love cars, so they’ll love the YFHAB001B, designed to resemble the dashboard of a classic car. This is perhaps the most unique model from the Retro Future collection because of its unique case shape. The power reserve indicator looks like a fuel gauge, and the subdial at the 6 o’clock position resembles a speedometer.

We’ve already established that the YFH03002B is the James Dean of watches. That’s because of its resemblance to a classic motorcycle, like the original Harley Davidson Sportster from 1957. In 3 very retro color schemes, this model is truly extraordinary and a perfect gift for your favorite speed demon.

For the man with a creative spirit, the YFH02001B is a great holiday gift. The design is reminiscent of a classic camera with a knurled crown and “shutter leaves” on the dial. The bezel is designed to resemble the focus settings of a classic camera.


The models in the Retro Future collection are manufactured with the mechanical ingenuity that you would expect from Orient. Here are some noteworthy features:

All 4 models are water resistant up to 100 meters, so they can be worn in the water and can withstand splashes, spills, and rain. They also all have a sturdy stainless steel case and band, ensuring these models will last.

The YFH04001B and YFHAB001B have sapphire crystals, so they can withstand scratches easily. The YFH03002B and YFH02001B feature mineral crystals that will protect the dial from minor scrapes.

The skeleton feature is popular and sought out among watch enthusiasts because it allows you to see the inner-workings of the watch by leaving part or all of the movements exposed.

All 4 models in the Retro Future collection have this feature on both their dials and the casebacks.

The Retro Future collection is the perfect holiday gift—much more exciting than the simple dress watch that most men already own. Their unique combination of modern and retro design elements makes these models fun and versatile timepieces that men of all ages will love.

So, tell us, which one of these 4 unique models is your favorite and why? Comment below.

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  2. By Ken on Jan 7, 2011

    I love the retro car design! At first glance, it reminds me of an old sci-fi movie. At closer look,you can see all the thoughtful details Orient people put in it. A true beauty!

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