Japanese watch brand ORIENT is reviving M-FORCE, a trendsetting model of the ORIENT Sports Collection. The first four models of the new third generation series will be ISO-standard divers’ watches plus one limited-edition to commemorate ORIENT’s 70th anniversary this year. The new M-FORCE retains many of the same features of earlier generations, while introducing the latest industrial design trends.
The tough and functional, distinctive M-FORCE adventure watch has captured the hearts of fans worldwide, from its first-generation series (1997–2002) to the second-generation series (2011–2015).
The new M-FORCE models are ISO-standard air divers’ 200-m watches that pursue the functionality expected of a true adventure watch, featuring the modified in-house caliber F6727. They also include a large screw-down crown at the 3 o’clock position and uni-directional rotating bezel.
New for these models is a striking case protection shield with a powerful round form, protecting the screw-down crown and the bezel from external pressure or shock. The tough uni-directional rotating bezel is black, like the protection shield, and is engraved with new numeric fonts re-designed to match the new M-FORCE logo.
The dial, seen through sapphire crystal glass with an anti-reflective coating, has embossed indices for a three-dimensional look, coated with strong Luminous Light to ensure excellent visibility, an essential feature of any diver’s watch. Also new is the metal bracelet. Its solid and sturdy end links tightly connect to the powerful shaped lugs to integrate seamlessly with the case. The links are arranged at shorter pitch for additional comfort.
There will be four regular models in the new modern designed M-FORCE line-up. In addition to the basic black dial, it is also available in renowned ORIENT colours such as red, green gradation, as well as matte black unifying the case, protection shield, and dial. A limited-edition, 70th Anniversary commemorative model of just 1,600 pieces with a gold gradation dial completes the current M-FORCE line up.
The gold gradation dial takes its inspiration from the ORIENT Jaguar Focus model which gained numerous fans back in the 1970s. It combines a bronze colour case and protection shield to provide a vintage element to the newest M-FORCE. All models come in an all-black original presentation box, reflecting the individuality of the tough and refined M-FORCE.
The first two models come with stainless steel bracelet featuring trifold locking system. The remaining models including the limited edition version feature silicone straps.
Series name: M-FORCE
RA-AC0L05G (70th anniversary 1,600 limited editions)
Automatic (with hand winding) mechanical in-house caliber F6727 made in Japan
Power reserve: 40 hours
Accuracy: ＋25 seconds ～－ 15 seconds per day
Second hands hacking
– RA-AC0L01B/ RA-AC0L02R: Stainless steel (SUS316L) case with black plated bezel
– RA-AC0L03B: Stainless steel (SUS316L) black plated case with black plated bezel
– RA-AC0L04L: Stainless steel (SUS316L) case with black plated bezel
= RA-AC0L05G: Stainless steel (SUS316L) bronze colour plated case with black plated bezel
Case size: 45 mm / thickness 13.2 mm
Case back: M-FORCE logo for non-limited edition models/ M-FORCE logo, Anniversary limited edition, serial number engraving for limited edition model
Glass: Sapphire crystal (anti reflective coating)
Uni-directional rotating bezel
Black, Red, Black or Green
Gold gradation for Limited edition model
Stainless steel (SUS316L) bracelet, tri-fold deployant buckle with push button and security latch, width: 20 mm or Silicon brand with pin buckle, width 20 mm
Air Diver’s 200m (ISO standard)
RA-AC0L05G: Limited edition of 1,600 numbered pieces (500 pieces reserved for sale in Japan. 1,100 pieces will be available for overseas customers)