Oris continues to expand its industry leading Change for the Better campaign for humanitarian and environmental causes as it launches two limited-edition pilot watches powered by its much-heralded Calibre 401.
The new Oris Wings of Hope Limited Edition watches are based on the independent Swiss watchmaker’s Big Crown pilot’s watch. Sales of the watches will benefit Wings of Hope, a U.S.-based aeronautical humanitarian organization founded sixty years ago.
Twice nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, Wings of Hope flies medical support to remote and vulnerable communities around the globe. Wings of Hope also provides education to the next generation of pilots, engineers and humanitarians.
One of the new models is a 40mm steel edition limited to 1,000 pieces while the other is a 38mm yellow gold-cased edition limited to 100 pieces. Luminous hands and markers (light green on the steel model and golden on the gold-cased edition) and a red-handed seconds subdial mark the handsome off-white retro-style pilot watch dial.
As noted, Oris is placing its Calibre 401 in both watches. As with its full Caliber 400 series, Caliber 401 has elevated levels of anti-magnetism, a five-day power reserve and a ten-year warranty. It’s also accurate to -3/+5 seconds a day – which would pass chronometer testing – and has ten-year recommended service intervals.
Both watches arrive on Cervo Volante sustainable deer leather straps and arrive in a special presentation box with numbered certificate.
The Oris Wings of Hope Limited Edition (of 1,000) in Stainless Steel is priced at $3,700 while the gold-cased Wings of Hope Gold Limited Edition (of 100) is priced at $17,000.
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