Paying tribute to the vital work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, Swiss watch brand ORIS introduces the Royal Flying Doctor Limited Edition.
Limited to 2,000 pieces, the timepiece recognises the excellent work of the RFDS, who provide aero-medical and primary healthcare across Australia.
Starting with a single flight in 1928, the RFDS is now the most comprehensive aero-medical service in the world. Operating a fleet of 61 aircraft, 21 aero medical bases and five remote primary health care facilities, the RFDS also delivers more than 14,000 health clinics in communities across Australia every year.
In close collaboration with RFDS, Oris has developed the Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition watch. The functional orange pulsation scale on the dial of the watch aids doctors in reading the pulse of patients.
The stainless steel screw-in crown at 4 o’clock controls the time settings, while the screw-in crown at 2 o’clock – marked with the silhouette of Australia – operates the inside turning dial ring for the second time zone. This dial ring shows time zone changes of just half an hour, as occurs in Australia.
The double domed sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating offers enhanced readability of the dial. The case back includes a transparent mineral crystal.
The Oris RFDS watch comes inside a unique box with a genuine leather business card wallet and a localised card with emergency numbers.
Water resistant to 10bar/100 metres, the Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition is a functional timepiece for aviation enthusiasts, inspired by the stylish aesthetics of the Oris Big Crown collection. The watch features an inside turning dial ring with a second time zone, operated by the crown at 2 o’clock.
The Logo of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia is shown on the crystal of the case back. The set of the Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition includes a business card wallet in genuine leather and a localised card with emergency numbers.
The screw-in crown for the second time zone of the Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition is marked with the silhouette of Australia.
Model: Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition, Reference 735 7672 4084
Automatic Oris Calibre 735, base SW 220-1
Dimensions: Ø 25.60 mm, 11 1/2’’’
Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, individual date and day windows, instantaneous date and day, date and day corrector, fine timing device and stop-second
Vibrations: 28’800 A/h, 4 Hz
Power-reserve: 38 hrs
Stainless steel case
Lug width: 22mm
Double domed sapphire crystal with non-reflective coating on the inside
Water resistant to 10 bar / 100m
Stainless steel screw-in crowns for time setting at 4 o’clock for the operation of the inside turning dial ring for the second time zone at 2 o’clock
Special engraved case back with “Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition” and engraved limited number, case back mineral crystal with print of the “RFDS” logo
Black dial with printed Super-LumiNova® numerals and indexes, and pulsation scale in orange
Black dial ring with imprint of the second time zone and minute scale, Super- LumiNova® triangle on the zero position can be used as a marker
White/black hand with Super-LumiNova® inlay
Luminous material: Super-LumiNova® BG W9
Day window at 3 o’clock and date window between 4 and 5 o’clock
Available with dark brown leather strap with stainless steel buckle or multipiece stainless steel metal bracelet with folding clasp
Special box with business card wallet in genuine leather includes an emergency card with local emergency phone numbers
Limited to 2,000 pieces
Swiss Retail Price
With leather strap: CHF 1,750.00
With stainless steel bracelet: CHF 1,950.00