Benrus Revives Its 1972 Cult Classic “Orbit Robot” Skindiver Watch

Since Benrus’ brand relaunch, the watchmaker has brought back some of its signature timepieces from its archives. The latest model to be revived is a faithful reimagining of the 1972 cult classic watch — “Orbit Robot” Skindiver.

For this reissue, Benrus ensures to capture the original models’ functionality, as well as its distinctive ‘70s aesthetics. The iconic “UFO” cushion case returns in all of its glory — from the exact 42mm case size, and brushed stainless steel finish, to its distinctive dial design with orange and white hands. In particular, the gray fumé dial has been replicated with exceptional attention to detail to achieve the same level of gradation as the original.

As this is a modern re-release, a few upgrades have been implemented to boost the performance of this iconic time-teller. This includes the Soprod P024 Swiss movement with a quick set date function, 38 hours of power reserve, and a 20 ATM water resistance.

“Benrus was known for bringing notable style and design features to its fully functioning dive watches,” Michael Goeller, COO of Benrus states in an official press release. He describes the “Orbit Robot” as “a perfect example of a stylish tool watch,” and hopes to celebrate the brand’s rich history with more reissues of this caliber in the future.

Retailing for $995 USD, the reiterated Benrus “Orbit Robot” Skindiver is currently available via Benrus’ official website.

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