Lorier is a two-person micro-brand founded and run by husband-and-wife team, Lorenzo and Lauren Ortega. Both Lorenzo and Lauren have a love for classic watch design and adventure, and they wanted to create a watch that looked like a vintage piece, but one that was also built to modern specs. Something that one wouldn’t have to worry about banging around on the trail or under the sea.
The result of their efforts is the Neptune diver. Inspired by vintage watches like the Rolex 6538 “big crown” Submariner, the Tudor Submariner, the Omega CK2913 Seamaster, and the Seiko “62MAS,” the Neptune does a great job of delivering the goods without feeling overly derivative. The Neptune was designed to look and feel vintage, yet be robust and reliable while still being affordable, and I really feel like these watches hit the mark. Others seem to agree with that sentiment, as the watches appear to have broken away from the pack to really resonate with watch-heads. Let’s dive right in.