The executive watch may be hard to describe (is it a wholly a dress watch or can it be a little more sporty?), however it has undoubtedly found a place in every collection, big or small. We’ve categorized the executive watch as a timepiece that is dressy, but has the versatility (design wise) to be worn in a variety of occasions. Enter the Orient Symphony, fit for the burgeoning executive, the proud groomsman, as well as the casual everyman.
At first glance, the understated design is apparent— the simplistic dial is laid out in a way that is both easy to read and visually pleasing. Let’s dive a little deeper in to the design nuances, starting with the finish of the dial: The dial isn’t made of a matte finishing like other dressy watches, it employs a sunburst finish. The stylistic benefits of a sunburst dial are the smooth satin look and beautiful color disparity when reflected by light. It really is an added touch of elegance. The hour markers of the Symphony are highly polished stainless steel, which match the gloss of the dauphine hands. The date window is situated at the three o’clock position, and the chapter ring features seconds/minutes markers for increased utility.
The case of the Symphony has its own distinctions and style as well. The case is made of polished stainless steel throughout and features a unique bezel that is raised from the case (as seen by the brief indentation along the outer edge). The Symphony measures at 41mm wide which is rather large for a classic-styled watch. However, this modern size allows for versatility of wear because now it can be worn more casually, whereas a smaller classic watch could be segmented to formalwear and occasions only.
The exhibition case back proudly displays the in-house made, automatic caliber 48743, which allows for three hands and a date function. With the exhibition case back, the wearer can watch the balance wheel swivel as it powers the watch.
The Symphony collection features a simple, easy to read display paired with a polished finish and look that speak to its classic roots. The collection contains a number of variations, from IP black, gold tone and rose tone cases, to leather and stainless steel band/bracelet options. The Symphony starts at only $210.