A little over a month ago we published here about the recent Oris New York Harbour, a limited edition Aquis with a beautiful pearl green dial that embraced a noble cause, about which if you want to know more you can do so here. And today again Oris presents two more limited editions embracing a new social project, that’s why we like to talk about Oris.
It is in this context that we present the two new Oris Big Crown Wings of Hope. It is a collaboration between the Swiss watch brand and the US-based aeronautical humanitarian organization, founded 60 years ago, which uses the power of aviation to bring medical support to remote and vulnerable communities in more than fifty countries. Last year it helped more than 65,000 people through 350 volunteers funded by different forms of donations.
As we have already mentioned, the latest member of the Big Crown family comes in the form of two variants, one with a 40mm stainless steel case limited to 1,000 pieces and a more exclusive 38mm gold case with only 100 pieces.
On the outside, the two limited editions also feature a smooth bezel with a polished finish that contrasts with the brushed finish of the case, fluted crown, domed sapphire crystal on both sides, and 50 meters of water resistance. On the dial, big Arabic numerals filled with Super-LumiNova in khaki on the steel version and in toasted yellow on the gold version, hour and minute hands in the same material as the case also filled with luminescent material, a small seconds at 6 o’clock with blue and red accents, minute scale and inscriptions both in black.
Internally, it comes equipped with the Caliber 401 automatic movement, with anti-magnetic properties and offering a generous 120 hours of power reserve announced in the dial with the inscription “5 Days”. The watch is offered with a brown Cervo Volante deer leather strap with a quick change system.
The watches will be available in the brand’s official boutiques and authorized retailers at different times, the first to be available already this month is the gold variant for CHF 15,500 while the stainless steel variant will only be available from October and for the price of CHF 3,300.
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Model: Big Crown Wings of Hope Limited Edition
Reference: 401 7781 4081-Set (steel), 401 7782 6081-Set (gold)
Case Material: Stainless steel, 18k Gold
Case Dimensions: 40 mm diameter (steel), 38 mm diameter (gold)
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Sapphire Glass
Water Resistance: 50 meters
Strap: Brown Cervo Volante deer leather strap with a quick change system
Caliber: Oris 401
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds
Frequency: 28,800 Vph
Power Reserve: 120 Hours
Availability: July 2022 (gold), October 2022 (steel)
Price: CHF 3,300 (steel), CHF 15,500 (gold)
Limited Edition: Yes, 1,000 pieces (steel) and 100 pieces (gold)