Orient Elite: What’s Good About a Carbon Fiber Dial?

June 20th, 2012 Posted in Orient Watch Reviews | 1 Comment

In addition to a slew of great traits, the Orient Elite watches also feature a carbon fiber dial. So, what’s good about that? Read on.

Aesthetic

Primarily, a carbon fiber dial is used for aesthetics and artistic design purposes. After all, the quilted, intricate look of a carbon fiber dial just looks really cool. Carbon fiber adds texture and depth to a watch face, taking it a step above flat, matte watch face styles.

Durability

Carbon fiber is an exceptionally strong and durable material. Carbon fiber is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to steel, aluminum, and other metals traditionally used in building bicycles and automobiles due to its long-lasting strength.



Lightweight

Another reason why carbon fiber is selected over steel, aluminum or other metals is its weight. Carbon fiber is extraordinarily lightweight. So while an automatic watch is typically heavier than a standard quartz watch, the carbon fiber dial on the Elite watches will make this watch a bit lighter and more comfortable to wear.

Do you wear a carbon fiber watch? What’s the best aspect of the material? Just like the Orient Elite watches? Leave a comment below!

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  2. By Joseph Branch on Jun 21, 2012

    I love carbon fiber watches!

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