After a long hiatus, the M-Force collection made a return this year. The first release was designed to tackle the ocean and this second one is built to thrive on land. While they couldn’t be more different from each other, they are bound by the standard M-Force design architecture that protects them from the elements.
Let’s tackle the new M-Force AC0N. This second release from the latest M-Force generation is designed for adventuring outdoors. Sturdiness and toughness are integrated into every design detail, creating a completely different feel compared to the preceding diver’s model. Unlike previous versions of the M-Force, the M-Force AC0N does not have a diver’s bezel. Instead it features a distinctive bidirectional compass bezel. The letters indicating the north, south, east, and west directions are printed in the new typography reserved for this third generation of M-Force.
The dial features luminous hour markers that resemble a an off-road tire tread. The hour and minute hands mimic this design with a cutout look. As expected from the M-Force collection, the luminescence on the dial is bright and long lasting.
The large 45mm case features a shroud that acts as a crown guard on one side and a bezel guard on the other. The crown is protected by a scratch resistant sapphire crystal that has been treated with an anti-reflective coating. A screwed-down crown reinforces the 200m water resistance rating. The in house caliber F6727 is housed in a proprietary casing structure designed for shock absorption. It consists of a movement holder to reduce horizontal shifting and secure stability when the watch is subjected to external shocks, a boost up spring to protect from vertical shifting, and a collet to reduce shock-induced displacement of the hair spring attached to the balance wheel.