Japanese watch brand ORIENT presents a new limited-edition M-FORCE RAIKOU timepiece, a much-loved member of the best-selling ORIENT Sports Collection, this time available exclusively for the European Market.
In keeping with the third-generation models launched in 2020, the M-FORCE RAIKOU retains many of the much-loved features of the previous M-FORCE collections. Taking its design cues from the Japanese word for RAIKOU, which means lightning, the limited-edition M-FORCE is a true force of nature.
The bold numbering on the bezel and the vibrant, yellow numbers are a well-executed contrast to the classic black face and bezel, perfectly depicting a lightning bolt striking a night sky. The tough, functional, and 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 “M” of M-FORCE stands for 3 things: – Mechanical – a watch that keeps time without batteries or solar power. – Massive – a durable watch equipped with shock-resistant exterior and internal structures. – Maverick – for its original design that is both refined and daringly different.
The 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 unidirectional 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 unidirectional rotating bezel 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 for this model is the black IP 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 are just 1,000 pieces available of this limited-edition model with each watch numbered, and for the first time ever, the watch is available exclusively for the European market. The watch comes in an all-black original presentation box, reflecting the individuality of the tough and refined M-FORCE.
Series name: M-FORCE
Model: M-FORCE RAIKOU
Automatic (with hand winding) mechanical in-house caliber F6727 made in Japan
Power reserve: 40 hours
Accuracy: ＋25 seconds ～－ 15 seconds per day
Second hand hacking, 22 jewels
Stainless steel (SUS316L) with black plated bezel
Case size: 45 mm / thickness 13.2 mm
Case back: M-FORCE logo
Glass: Sapphire crystal (anti reflective coating)
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Water resistance: Air Diver’s 200m (ISO standard)
Date at 3 o’ clock
Black IP Metal with trifold locking clasp / width 20 mm
Limited edition of 1,000 pieces
Exclusively for the European Market
Recommended retail price