Orient Star Retro-Future Bicycle Watch

New Limited Edition M-Force Inspired By Magma

current generation of M-Force watches is already familiarized itself well with
Orient fans. This model was launched two years ago and reviewed
here on the blog in early 2021, and has since proven itself worthy of the M-Force

remember that the "M" in this watch's name historically stands for
"Mechanical, Massive, and Maverick"…? Well, with its latest iteration
Orient claim to add "Magnificent" as well! Yes that's largely
marketing fluff, but looking at the new reference RN-AC0L09R I tend to agree.

star of the show is the dial – and while the few images released aren't awfully
detailed, they reveal a striking display of deep dark gradient red, combined
with a kind of Grand Seiko-esque swirling texture. According to Orient, it is
inspired by red hot magma.

than the dial, the watch generally carries the same features, movement and
dimensions as sibling M-Forces: case width is 47.3mm including the crown guard
construction, length is 52mm lug-to-lug, and thickness is 13.2mm. In this reference
you get a black plated bezel and rubber band.

is Orient's automatic caliber F6727 with 40 hours of power reserve, and the
usual +25/-15 seconds per day stated accuracy – which in most cases turns out
to be much better in reality.

"Magma" M-Force is limited to 2,000 units, is priced the same as
other M-Force versions, and should be available to purchase in September 2022.