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New Dietrich OT Watch Styles & Price Cuts

New Dietrich OT Watch Styles & Price Cuts Watch Releases

When I had some hands-on time with the Dietrich OT-3 back in June, I rather liked what I saw (aBlogtoWatch Dietrich OT-3 watch review here). It was a unique case shape, of course, combined with some other organic and architectural elements that really gave it a distinctive look. Since then, the brand has introduced some models and changed pricing on the whole lineup, so we thought it would be worthwhile to gather that all in one place for you.

New Dietrich OT Watch Styles & Price Cuts Watch Releases

First up, let’s get the pricing news knocked out of the way. While the Dietrich OT-1, OT-2, and OT-3 models originally went for $1,450,  the newer pricing going forward is $1,215. While no reason was given, specifically, for the price drop, it should be welcome news to anyone who was planning to pick up a Dietrich OT watch.

New Dietrich OT Watch Styles & Price Cuts Watch Releases

Likewise, their soon-to-come Dietrich OT-4 model has seen a price drop as well (from an initial $1,950) to $1,850. Why is this particular model priced so much higher than the rest of the lineup? The big difference for the Dietrich OT-4 (aside from the color scheme) is the forged carbon used for the bezel. Yes, we have written about the material previously. In those prior examples, it was often utilized to for the whole case; here, it’s just an accent on the case. If this one is of interest to you, it is currently available, so you’ll be right in time.

New Dietrich OT Watch Styles & Price Cuts Watch Releases

We were also given word on two new models that have launched in the fourth quarter. The first, the Dietrich OT-5, is a very earthy model. The steel case is hit with a brown PVD coating, and topped with a blasted-and-brushed bronze bezel. They don’t call out a coating, so this will likely be developing a patina over time. Then, as you move into the four-layer dial, you will notice that three of the layers are in copper finish, further cementing the earth tones of the piece. Something about this $1,400 Dietrich OT watch feels very much like fall to me.

New Dietrich OT Watch Styles & Price Cuts Watch Releases

Then again, the new Dietrich OT-6 also has a very October feel to it, being as it has a black PVD finish, dark grey on several of the layers, and a bold orange used on the handset, various accents on the dial, and contrast stitching on the strap. In terms of pricing, the Dietrich OT-6 is the more affordable of the two, coming in at $1,250. The reason it’s priced higher than the existing models (even without the use of different materials on the bezel) is due to the higher levels of finishing that they went for.


All in all, it seems like all good news from the brand. Word of price drops is always good to share, and seeing the new models that are in the works certainly bodes well for fans of the brand. I do like seeing the new materials getting into the mix, and the colors are interesting. Seeing the Dietrich OT-5 and OT-6, I can’t help but wonder what would happen if you took a muted version of the orange hands on the Dietrich OT-6 and put it on to the Dietrich OT-5 – could be an interesting combination. Frankly, I would be curious if Dietrich would get to the point of letting customers sort of mix and match the pieces to come up with their own custom Dietrich Organic Time. Aside from a completely new watch, that would seem to be a logical next step for the brand. Of course, if that happens, we will be certain to let you know.

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  • Luciano Oliveira

    The price drop just probably means that there is little sales traction of their watches. While the designs are unique, the truth is that they seem to be “sandwiched” between affordable design watches (hundreds of US$) and “proper” watches from reputable brands. It is a tough space to compete, where maybe SevenFriday is the most successful example.

  • iamcalledryan

    Not a fan, I’m afraid. I don’t like the case, the bridge on the dial, the spokes on the wheels and the hands – too weird for the sake of weird.

  • Raymond Wilkie

    i’ll give you a dollar for it.

  • wallydog2

    Stare into my eyes. You are getting sleepier and sleepier. When I count to 3 you will give me $1400 + sales tax…

  • egznyc

    This design makes me think of what a watch designed by Antonio Gaudí might look like. Except he would have made it look simpler and more organic.

  • DanW94

    I just don’t get the handset and hexagram seconds indicator. They’re totally inconsistent with the industrial style of the rest of the watch.

  • William Billups

    I love the look of these watches. They look a lot more expensive than the price. Definitely at the top of my list!

  • Lurch

    An alien-looking watch only an alien could love and wear. If I am spending this kind of money, I wouldn’t be looking to buy this watch.

  • IanE

    If they continue their Dutch auction they might eventually get a reasonable number of takers. Not me though.

  • Twinbarrel

    I might want to ask for a credit after buying OT-3. The Canadian dollar didn’t help at the time either. But… I love mine so much, I think he dropped the price since he’s a really good guy.

  • Nelson

    Dietrich is unique and has a quite nice design.But is there anyone who wanna buy at their current price? I think there will be still not a lot. I prefer to purchase watches from reputable brands at that price. The design is just not good enough for the price for me.

  • I wonder if the price drop is just a reflection of the reduction of the value of the euro to the U.S. dollar since last February. Even with the price reduction, this seems like a lot for a Miyota based watch. Can’t say that I like the watches all that much, but I’m glad they are out there doing unique designs. Condolances to Emmanuel Dietrich for the loss of his sister Lucie in the cold blooded murders in Paris on November 13th.

  • Ulysses31

    The new colour schemes are appealing, the pricing, even when reduced, is still too high for something like this.

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