Orient Star Launches M34 F8 Date, a Practical Three-hand Date Model Featuring the Latest Design and Movement 

Orient Star has launched the M34 F8 Date, the flagship of the Contemporary Collection M34. There are two new models for the M34 F8 Date – a limited edition white dial model available in only 160 pieces and a regular blue dial model. With a unique dial design inspired by the Perseid meteor shower from the Perseus constellation and a state-of-the-art high-performance movement mounted with a silicon escape wheel, the M34 F8 Date flagship model paves a new path for Orient Star. 

 

Like Perseus lighting up the night sky with multiple shooting stars, the Contemporary Collection M34 is Orient Star’s most diverse product line-up to date. The collection’s flagship, the M34 F8 Date, was developed to showcase Orient Star’s in-house watchmaking system using advanced technologies. 

The M34 F8 Date’s dial features a traditional three-hand dial design comprising of hour, minute and centre seconds, along with a date display at 3 o’clock. Orient Star’s original power reserve indicators sit at 12 o’clock, while the dial also features a hand-carved pattern depicting Perseid meteor showers. The white dial model is as lustrous as a meteor showering down in the dawning sky, giving the impression of auspicious light. The dial on the regular model is further enhanced by the blue colour, depicting the night sky. 

Its captivating colour, expressing the deep blue universe, is achieved using Epson’s optical multilayer technology, which creates a colour tone effect on metal surfaces. The optical multilayer film controls light reflectance and transmittance through multiple layers of nano-thin transparent film, producing an effect which would not be possible with normal paintwork.

Furthermore, due to the dual curved sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating on both sides (SAR coating), the glossiness of the white dial and the intricate pattern on the blue dial can be admired clearly.

Like the dial colour, the M34 F8 Date’s new movement also features advanced technology. The automatic mechanical in-house calibre F8N64 is mounted with a silicon escape wheel, which has become one of Orient Star’s signature technologies since first making an appearance in the 2021 Skeleton model celebrating the brand’s 70th anniversary. It also offers high accuracy of +15 seconds to –5 seconds per day and a power reserve of 60 hours. The improved torque facilitates better movement of the long hands. The movement, particularly the rotor’s chamfered Geneva stripes, glimmers beautifully through the see-through sapphire crystal caseback.

Both the sharp, powerful 40 mm diameter case inspired by the Greek hero Perseus, and the elegant metal straps providing optimum comfort are made of high quality stainless steel (SUS316L). Coupled with the water resistance to 10 bar, this makes the M34 F8 Date an attractive watch suitable for many occasions and styles.

About the new M Collections

Orient Star has launched M Collections, a new design collection that will join the current lineup of Classic, Contemporary and Sports. M Collections draws on Greek mythology as well as nebulae and star clusters. This latest collection is created not only for watch enthusiasts but also for those seeking watches of a higher quality. 

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