ORIS Hirondelle Limited Edition

To commemorate the historic Hirondelle steam ship, Swiss watch brand Oris is launching 151 pieces of the Oris Hirondelle Limited Edition.

ORIS Hirondelle Limited Edition diving watch

The Hirondelle paddle steamer was launched in Ouchy, Lake Geneva in 1855. It was the first steam boat entirely built in Switzerland and also the largest in the country at the time.

On June 10th, 1862 the Hirondelle hit an underwater rock at the edge of the fairway of Becque-de-Peilz in Lake Geneva. Fortunately all 350 passengers survived, but the ship sank fully following a strong storm on July 30, 1862.

One hundred and four years later, in 1966, a highly skilled team of enthusiastic divers found the Hirondelle wreckage.

ORIS Hirondelle Limited Edition diving watch

A ship of great importance to Swiss culture, Oris has produced the Oris Hirondelle timepiece, limited to just 151 pieces in remembrance of every year that has passed since its historic sinking.

ORIS Hirondelle Limited Edition diving watch

The Oris Hirondelle Limited Edition features subtle hints of the ship’s past. Inspired by the Hirondelle’s throttle gauge, a power reserve indication disc, including replica throttle markings “FULL” – “HALF” – “DEAD”, adorns the watch. The sleek black dial features wave detailing and applied indices filled with Super-LumiNova.

Its titanium case has gunmetal-grey PVD coating and the top ring boasts Tungsten inlay. The timepiece includes a patent ‘rotation safety system’ for the timer top ring.

The case back also shows the Hirondelle near Montreux with Dents du Midi Mountains in the background.

ORIS Hirondelle Limited Edition diving watch

The Oris Hirondelle Limited Edition has been expertly designed to commemorate the historic tale of the SS Hirondelle and it is a perfect instrument for experienced divers to go on a mission and visit the Hirondelle underwater memorial.

Technical details

Model: Oris Hirondelle Limited Edition, Reference 667 7645 7294

Movement
Oris automatic mechanical movement Caliber 667, based on ETA 2897
Dimensions: Ø 26.20 mm, 11 1/2’’’
Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date window, date corrector, power-reserve display, fine timing device and stop-second
Vibrations: 28’800 A/h, 4 Hz
Jewels: 21
Power-reserve: 42 hrs

Functions
Centralised second, minute and hour displays
Date display at 3 o’clock

Case
Titanium case with gunmetal-grey PVD coating and patented “Rotation Safety System” for additional security to measure dive time
Diameter: 49mm
Top ring with rubber coating on the outside and Tungsten inlay with engraved 60 minute scale
Screw-in crown
Sapphire crystal domed on both sides with inner anti-reflective coating
Water resistant to 100 bar/1000m
Automatic Helium valve located at 9 o’clock

Dial
Black dial with applied indices and hands filled with Super-LumiNova®

Strap
Rubber strap with adjustable extendable safety clasp

Packaging
Dark brown wooden gift box

Edition
Limited to 151 pieces

Retail price
Swiss Retail Price CHF 4,100.00

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