Featured Orient Star: Retrograde

June 14th, 2012 Posted in Orient Watch Reviews | 3 Comments

The Orient Star line represents some of Orient’s best automatic watches. The Retrograde is one such watch, available in 2 opposing styles, black and white. Check out all the details here.


Both Retrograde styles feature the same traits, including an Orient caliber 40A50 mechanical movement, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflection coating, and full exhibition case back.

These watches also feature:

  • 40-hour power reserve indicator at the 12
  • Solid stainless steel case and band
  • 100m water resistance
  • Day and date calendars at the 6 and 9, respectively
  • 39.55mm case diameter, 14.25mm thickness
  • 22 jewels
  • 1-year international guarantee

The Retrograde watches earned their name from the retrograde mechanism found in the day of the week hand.


So what have people said about these featured Orient Star watches? Check out these reviews.

Such a gorgeous watch! This watch was made by the hands of the watch God. Beautiful case back, perfectly designed dial with day/date and also a power reserve. The Retrograde is a spectacular time piece and in my opinion the best one Orient has made yet. A+


Wears comfortably on the wrist, and it’s not heavy at all… Power reserve is awesome! It tells me when I should wind up my watch… I think the Retrograde is a great watch to have and add to your collection. On its report card, the retrograde is a (retro)grade A watch!


What’s your favorite thing about the Retrograde watches? Leave a comment!

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  2. By Andy Nguyen on Jun 17, 2012

    I have reviewed on the www the vintage watches that my family had owned 40 years back in an Asian country which included Orient, Omega and Longines.I have found Orient watches that I’ve thought no more production long time ago since we immigrated to the US .Is is astonishing that Orient is still active,especially in USA Orient is manufacturing modernized watches like this Retrograde. I will do more research and purchase Orient for my family again to enjoy our very good memorable souvenir back to 40 years ago.Thank you your guys.

  3. By Scott Shannon on Jun 27, 2012

    Love the retrograde! They need to bring the blue faced version to the US!

  4. By Ong Sze Cong on Aug 15, 2013

    I own this watch and must say, what a great timepiece and a gorgeous watch. Love the intricate display of the caseback and also the face of the watch!!

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