ORIENT x STI M-FORCE 200m Limited Edition
ORIENT WATCH CO., LTD. was a proud sponsor of Subaru Tecnica International Inc. (STI) in the 40th ADAC Zurich 24-Hour Race (Nürburgring 24-Hour Race), which took place in May 17-20, 2012.STI entered this grueling race with the SUBARU WRX STI tS, equipped with an ORIENT M-FORCE on the dashboard, and claimed a win in the SP3T class for the second year in a row, a remarkable feat. To commemorate this victory, ORIENT WATCH will release in May the ORIENT x STI M-FORCE 200m Limited Edition in Commemoration of the Victory in the 2012 Nürburgring 24-Hour Race, with a limited worldwide production of 1,500 pieces. Designed for use in the race, the watch features a special dial with Arabic numerals at the three, nine and twelve o’clock positions, which ensures high visibility. The watch also features design elements that are reminiscent of the actual vehicle entering the race. It uses genuine carbon for the dial, colored in cherry red to match the corporate color of STI, and is lightweight yet maintains enough that enabled the watch to be effectively mounted on dashboard for the duration of the demanding race. In addition, the power reserve indicator (at the six o’clock position), which enables the wearer to check remaining power at a glance, is designed to be reminiscent of a fuel meter. In terms of performance, the robust case, water resistant to 200 meters, comes with a three-dimensional bezel and boasts a shock resistance structure that meets ISO standards. It also features a hand winding mechanism and second-hand halt mechanism added to the ordinary self-winding movement. The solid metal bracelet boasts strength meeting ISO standards and features a three-fold double safety lock clasp, which prevents the watch from being removed from the wrist by mistake. In addition, the watch also comes with the same type of urethane strap as that worn by the drivers in the actual race.