If you’re a watch aficionado, there has seldom been a better time to be alive because there are so many new watchmakers emerging looking to disrupt the, frankly quite stuffy, luxury watch industry, and one of the best we’ve seen for a while can be seen in the shape of Orion Watches and one of their flagship offerings – the Hellcat. Orion is the brainchild of Nick Harris and is much more than just another watch brand. Coming about from Harris’ personal mission to ensure horology is associated with the United States once again is the driving force behind all that Orion does. So, this is a watchmaker that you can root for in our opinion here at The Coolector.
Since the brand began, Orion has gone from strength to strength in the last few years and the pinnacle of this is their release of the Hellcat Watch which is available in a number of different colourways and has an entirely reasonable price tag of $650. This represents excellent value for money given the quality craftsmanship and components used in the Hellcat and if you’re after an entry-level luxury pilot style watch for your wrist this summer, it would definitely be one of our top candidates for the job. From understated beginnings, the objective of Orion is to apply the technical applications gained from watchmaking certification to create timepieces that excel even against much more expensive rivals. The Hellcat is the epitome of that objective.
Hell or High Water
Effortlessly cool and devilishly dapper, the Hellcat Watch from Orion is exactly the sort of timepiece that we always gravitate towards here at Coolector HQ and it will add a real touch of class to any man’s wrist. The Hellcat is a modestly sized pilot style watch and the case takes its design cues from other Orion watches that went before it. Expertly blending in and standing out as a family member of the Orion collection of timepieces and it is one of the fledgling watchmaker’s most accomplished pieces to date.
Seen for the first time on the Hellcat Watch from Orion ($650) is the new and unique Orion typeface, numerals and letters that are unique to Orion and give this watch a real stand out design feature and a talking point with other horology aficionados. The Hellcat boasts a striking, polished and curved caseback to offer the ultimate in comfort on the wrist for daily wear and, trust us, this watch will rapidly become your favourite and the one you reach for each morning.
On the Orion Hellcat Watch, the crown guards have been done away with but this is unmistakably a pilot-style timepiece which is witnessed by the fact that the crown should be tactile and easily manipulated. There are lots of impressive features to this first-class timepiece from Orion which includes a 100m Water Resistance, a Miyota 9015 movement, sapphire crystal glass casing and screw-down crown. Available in Burgundy, Black, Blue and Emerald dial colours, it’s merely a question of finding the perfect one for your wrist.