The recently released Orient M-Force Titanium is now being offered on a titanium bracelet (SDV01001B0). And while it has the exact same features as the M-Force Titanium on rubber, it certainly is a very impressive M-Force Model.
Like the current M-Force models, the M-Force Titanium is ISO certified to three certifications: ISO certifications: 6425 for diving, 764 for anti-magnetism and 1413 for shock-resistance. The bezel is of stainless steel, and features an exceptional 120 click system for accuracy. As mentioned before, the bezel turns and clicks smoothly but is not loose which is exactly how a rotating bezel should be. The lume has been applied to the pip marker in the bezel and on all the hour indicators as well as all three hands. A note about the titanium: In addition to the weight difference, titanium is more resistant to corrosion (especially from sea water) than stainless steel, which is why it was used to make the case. The bezel is stainless steel because it is more resistant to scratching.
The movement used in the M-Force Titanium is Orient’s own caliber 4075A, which is self-winding, hand-winding, and hacking (seconds hand halt). 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.
While a key feature of the SDV01003B0 was its comfortable rubber strap, the new SDV01001B0 is mounted on a titanium strap, which is one of the few Orient watches to have been done so in recent memory. You can definitely feel the lightness in weight simply by picking up the watch for the first time. The weight is substantially lower than in its stainless steel counterparts. An interesting thing to note is that compared to the rubber strap version, the weight difference is negligible, especially if when picking up both of them in separate hands. In fact, the weight difference between the two is only about 45g (1.6 oz). The bracelet version weighs about 164g (5.8 oz) and the rubber version is 119g (4.2 oz).
Priced at only $880 MSRP ($616 after using code ‘spring2013’) it is a ton of watch for little money. There really isn’t a watch similar to the M-Force Titanium (let alone the M-Force) on the market, and for a watch with three ISO certifications for under $650, the M-Force Titanium is truly one of a kind.