Today, we’re releasing the newest iteration to the famed Orient M-Force series, the M-Force Air Diver SEL03004B0. It’s one of the hottest releases for 2013 and is an extremely handsome watch, even if it’s supposed to be rugged and masculine. With all the bells and whistles you’d expect from an M-Force, it’s a fantastic addition to the Orient Diver collection.
As mentioned earlier, the M-Force Air Diver comes standard with all the features of previously released M-Force pieces. This particular version of the M-Force has a black dial with very well lumed markers, which are found on the hours indicators and ALL four hands (including the power reserve marker). We really can’t speak enough about the lume markers: they’re bright and they glow for forever. What we love about the EL03004B (and the EL03 series in general) is the unique placement of the power reserve and date. For instance, the date is placed at the four o’clock position, and the power reserve is at the two o’clock position. They may be offset, but not at the compromise of readability. The unidirectional bezel is black, and is 120 clicks all the way around. The bezel pip is lumed and the Arabic numerals as well as the minute hashmarks are painted white for enhanced viewing.
The case measures at 46mm wide and 13.3mm thick. This is due in part to the implementation of Orient’s own special structure which has earned this watch ISO certification in three areas: water resistance (200m), shock resistance and anti-magnetism. The structure increases the shock resistance of the case from all angles (from the bottom, the sides and top) in order to continually keep accurate time. The movement in the SEL03005Y0 is self-winding, hand winding and hacking (wherein the seconds hand will stop when the crown is put in its second position). The M-Force Air Diver comes conveniently mounted with an Orient branded urethane strap for flexibility and comfort.
The M-Force Air Diver is priced at $560 ($392 after using code ‘airdiver30’ at check out). Simply a bargain for an ISO certified piece.