Spending a few days with an Orion Hellcat – privileged

When I was the offered the chance to get my hands on an Orion Hellcat for a few days I jumped at the chance. I have known Nick Harris for a while and I respect him as a watchmaker and wanted to see how that translates to a model he has made.

My first impression of the Hellcat was that the build quality was excellent, and the finish was impeccable from start to finish. This first impression made my time with the watch the more enjoyable

The sunburst dial was lovely to play with against the light, the colour is stunning and rich, like an old styled gentlemen’s club with is burgundy and gold finish.

There is some beautiful detail on the Hellcat, the Orion constellation on the case back, the curvature of the case back, the crown, and the beautiful finish with polished edges of the case.

It is a shame the model I received has obviously been around the block and was not in the condition of a watch I would own would be in, so please excuse scratches you see on any of my images.

Brushed and polished finishes
  • The burgundy Hellcat will be exclusive to the brushed & polished case.
  • The burgundy Hellcat will ship on a brown handmade leather strap.
  • 39mm Diameter
  • 20mm Lug Width
  • 47mm Lug to Lug
  • 10.5mm Thickness (Caseback to Crystal)
  • Screw down crown
  • 100m Water Resistance
  • Movement: Miyota 9015
  • Crystal Material: Sapphire
  • Lume: Blue BGW9

Size wise the Hellcat wears at a very comfortable and discreet 39mm, and would be at home in any situation from formal to casual, the brown leather strap made the Hellcat beautiful to wear.

Beautiful curved back at a modest 10.5mm

The miyota 9015 performs exactly as expected and is a solid movement choice, so no complaints there what so ever.

Overall the Hellcat is a beautiful watch and I can do nothing else except recommend it if your looking for a field watch. Nick at Orion watches has built a reputation on overall excellence and I am delighted to say it is totally justified. The Hellcat would be a wonderful addition to anyone’s collection.

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