The New M-Force Titanium – SDV01003B0
The newest addition to the famed Orient M-Force line is the M-Force Titanium. And as its name suggests, the case is made of full titanium which heavily decreases the weight of the watch. Though at first glance it may not seem as complicated as the M-Force pieces that came before it, it is nonetheless worthy of being an M-Force. Here’s why.
Now design wise, it is a sporty, rugged looking watch and fortunately it’s got the right specs to back up its tough looks. As seen in the other recent M-Force models, it’s got three ISO certifications: 6425 for diving, 764 for anti-magnetism and 1413 for shock-resistance. All three of these combined make this piece extremely durable. The dial is very legible and uncluttered, with Arabic numerals 12 and 6 and also a convenient date window at the 3 o’clock. The M-Force Titanium features a stainless steel, 120 click unidirectional bezel. The bezel which turns smoothly but is not loose: exactly how a rotating bezel should be. There’s lume on the 12 o’clock pip marker as well as on all of the hour indexes and all three hands. To enable higher water resistance, the crown is screwed-down, and is further protected by large titanium shoulders. Besides the difference in weight, titanium is actually more resistant to corrosion (especially from sea water) than stainless steel, which is why it was used to make the case. For the bezel however, stainless steel was used because it is more resistant to scratching.
But what really what separates the M-Force Titanium from previous releases is that it is actually offered on a silicon strap (SDV01003B0). And I have to admit, the strap is arguably one of nicest rubber straps that Orient has offered thus far. It super comfortable straight out of the box. However, if you want to change straps, the lugs are conveniently drilled on both sides.
The movement is Orient’s in-house caliber 4075A, which is self-winding, hand-winding, as well as hacking. A key thing to note is that the dial is protected by a sapphire crystal. The case is rated at 200m WR and is 47mm and 13.6mm thick. Lug to lug, the watch measures at 52mm and the case has a screwed case back.
Priced at only $750 MSRP ($525 after using code ‘spring2013’) it is a ton of watch for little money. And considering the fact that there are very few (if any) watches on the market that are ISO certified in three different areas, the M-Force Titanium is truly one of a kind.