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Alexander Burhans is remaking the iconic Orbit watch

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Come back with me to 1992. A gallon of gas cost $1. McDonald’s opened it’s first restaurant in Beijing. Aladdin and Sister Act were taking theaters by storm. A sewer exploded in Mexico. And Alexander Burhans released his unique Orbit watch with clever dotted date window.

You can relive those heady days withe the reissue of the Orbit. This quartz piece features a white face surrounded by a ring of numbers and a little dot that signals the data. The Kickstarter is closed but we’re waiting patiently for them to start selling this on their site.

The watch also comes in women’s sizes and with a black face.

Some details:

This watch, named at the time the “Orbit” – due to it’s unusual way of displaying the date – also found it’s way in the late 90s into the US market. Well-known design and museum shops such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in New York took on this watch.

But considering today’s watches, the former model was a relatively small men’s wristwatch (only ø 36 mm).

New production in 2016

The new models will bear my name. And so they will made made accordingly to my own high quality standards. Only the best materials are used!

Cases – stainless steel (L 316), wateresistant 5 ATM. 50 m ( 165 ft.)
Size – Man ø 39,5 mm, Lady ø 32 mm
Crystals – scratch-resistant sapphire crystals
Movements – Swiss movements, Ronda RQ 715/ RQ 784
Straps – high quality leather straps (Calf/Nubuk) black or dark brown with stainless steel buckle.
Warranty – 2 years

While we’ll never be able to relive the 1992 hit All for Love by Color Me Badd we can relive the magic of the Orbit with this clever and handsome piece. Here’s hoping we can get our hands on one sooner than later.

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