The Return: The Exclusive (and Elusive) Yellow Mako

July 17th, 2014 | No Comments

_DSC1932 - CopyIt’s been 10 years since the Mako was introduced to the world and USA. Since 2004 the Mako has been the top selling model for Orient in the world and USA. To celebrate the Mako’s continued success in the USA, Orient rereleased a yellow dialversion, exclusive to the American market.  Use code ’10years’ at check out to get it for the special price of $140 shipped. The Mako is the watch that anchors Orient’s dive collection and is by far Orient’s most important timepiece, but why is that? What makes the Mako special?

To put it bluntly, it’s versatility is outstanding. The Yellow Mako is a watch that can be worn daily for years and styling still look fresh. In today’s world of watches, especially those of diver watches, case sizes are getting out of control. But the Mako’s 41.5mm case is a great medium size, it is big enough that none-watch people won’t call it a ladies watch and it’s small enough that it doesn’t look comically large on your wrist. This case size isn’t a trend, it’s the standard, it won’t go outdated.

_DSC9694 - CopyThanks to the automatic winding ORIENT in house caliber 46943 movement, you’ll never have to worry about winding the watch, strap it on and go about your day, its taken care of. No daily hand winding to do or battery to replace. The 46943 caliber comes directly from the original 469 caliber, which has been produced since 1971. Featuring the day and date complications, which besides the time, are the most widely and needed complications on a wristwatch, this is the information you need on your wrist on a daily basis.

Many watches out there have such low water resistance that washing your hands can be a bit too adventurous for them. Not the case with the Mako, sporting a 200m depth rating, you can take the Mako to the beach for snorkeling, yet the styling of the watch doesn’t scream that this is a tool watch only meant for the depths of the ocean. It’s classic divers sports design which transitions smoothly from the wetsuit to the jeans and t-shirt and even to a suit in a pinch. The bracelet or strap on the Mako has the power to transform the watch, from the diver’s companion to a sporty daily wearer on bracelet.

200m depth rating
Stainless steel case
solid stainless steel bracelet
screwed down crown
screw caseback
ORIENT in house caliber 46943 automatic movement
day and date
41.5mm case

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