Swiss watch brand Oris has created the 4e RHFS chronograph limited edition watch for the 4ème Régiment d’Hélicoptères des Forces Spéciales (4th Special Forces Helicopter Regiment), an elite French Army aviation regiment.
Based on the award-winning Oris BC4 aviation collection, the Oris 4e RHFS Limited Edition is a professional flight instrument. The members of the regiment have tested this pilot’s watch to extremes.
The multi piece stainless steel case, instantly recognisable as Oris BC4, is coated in gun metal grey PVD to ensure it is non-reflective, helping the troops to maintain camouflage during missions. It houses a quality Swiss chronograph movement, the Calibre 674, an automatic movement based on ETA 7750.
The Oris Quick Lock Crown system ensures that the watch cannot be adjusted accidentally and the strap, with its innovative folding safety clasp, makes the watch easily and rapidly adjustable for a perfect fit on the wrist in every situation. The design link to the 4e RHFS is as subtle as the troops are in their missions – and just as effective.
The regiment’s logo sits behind the small second display in discreet grey against the black dial and on the case back with the limited edition number.
The tip of the second hand is in the blue, white and red of the French flag – a nod to the origins of the elite troops for whom this watch was specifically designed.
Model: Oris 4e RHFS Limited Edition, Reference 674 7616 4284 Set
Oris Calibre 674, base ETA 7750
Automatic winding chronograph movement with red rotor
Dimensions: Ø 30.00 mm, 13 1/4’’’
Centre hands for hours, minutes and chronograph 1/4 seconds, 3 subsidiary dials for continuous seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours counter, date window, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second
Vibrations: 28’800 A/h, 4 Hz
Power reserve: 48 hrs
Date display at 6 o’clock, small second at 9 o’clock
Multi-piece stainless steel gun metal PVD coated case
Diameter: 42.70 mm
Lug width: 22mm
Stainless steel Quick Lock Crown and pushers gun metal PVD coated
Sapphire crystal domed on both sides with inner and outer anti-reflective coating
Case-back: Stainless steel, grey PVD plated, fixed with screws, with official logo of 4e Regiment and engraved with limited edition number
Water resistant to 10 bar/100m
Black two piece dial with Superluminova BG W9 numerals and indices
Logo of 4e Regiment behind small second display
Nickel hands with white Superluminova BG W9 inlay
Tip of second hand with the colours of the French flag
Black leather strap with contrast stitching and gun metal grey PVD coated folding safety clasp
Special set with certificate and key ring with 4e Regiment logo