The modern watch category can cover a wide swath of watch design; watches that take design cues from the mid century to 1970s all the way to timepieces that look more like a futuristic spaceship. But keep in mind this is not a catch all category. The Lexington FEV0M002BT is a modern watch which features many classic design influences.
Beginning with the case, which has a 30m depth rating, is 41.6mm in diameter; a modernized size compared to the more traditional classic watch sizes of 34-39mm. The stainless steel case has been polished, aside from the tops of the lugs, which give the a unique look. This is a most noticeable and pleasing touch as the watch catches and reflects light. Another distinctive aspect of the case are the crown guards, not normally seen outside of diver or sport watches. Like the rest of the case, they have a fluid feeling to them as the rise to the crown, a nice touch added by Orient.
The dial continues a with a classic influence, most noteable with the use of the black textured dial and dauphine hands. These elements steer the watch in a dressy direction. Located at the 6 o’clock position is the date and importantly the wide day calendar, this brings visual balance to the Lexington. These complications are courtesy of the ORIENT in house caliber 46E40 movement, which is also found it the Union and Sparta line. Protecting the dial is a slightly domed mineral crystal which raises from the angled bezel almost seamlessly and provides a pleasant distortion when viewed at canted angles. Completing the watch is a glossy black leather band.
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