Swiss watch manufacturer ORIS is the time partner of the Swiss Air Racing team, the only Swiss team taking part at the Reno Air Race. In homage to this partnership ORIS is launching the limited edition Air Racing Edition III series based on the successful BC3 Design.
The Reno Air Races date back to 1964 and showcases the skills of aviators in extremely high performance aircraft.
The Swiss Air Racing team first competed at the Reno Air Races in Nevada, USA, in 2010. Team pilot for the Swiss Air Racing team Don Vito Wypraechtiger was the first Swiss national ever to qualify for this prestigious event.
Don Vito placed 2nd in the Reno Gold Race on his first attempt, and narrowly missing out on the same achievement in 2012, when the Swiss Air Racing Team were given the Team of the Year award.
The focal point of the Oris Air Racing Edition III is the red and white zebra print minute hand, inspired by the speed limit indicator of a flight instrument. This unique and clearly visible hand allows the pilot to focus on the minutes indicator, a function which is crucial during a VFR flight.
The black DLC-coated BC3 case and textile strap make this watch a perfect timepiece for VFR pilots and those for whom the minute hand is the most crucial.
The watch is limited to just 1,000 pieces and comes in a special Aviation Box bearing a compass indication on the top.
Model: Oris Air Racing Edition III, Reference 735 7641 4794
Calibre Oris 735, base SW 220-1
Automatic winding movement with day date display
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, black DLC coated with engraving of the Oris Air Racing logo on the back, including the limitation number
Case diameter: 42mm
Flat sapphire crystal with inside anti-reflecting coating
Stainless steel screw-in crown, black DLC coated with red inlay
10 Bar / 100m water resistant
Black dial with printed Super-LumiNova® indices and figures, day and date indicator
Red and white zebra coloured minute hand to facilitate VFR piloting, minute and hour hand filled with white Super-LumiNova® inlay
Day and date window at 6 o’clock
Black textile strap with stainless steel buckle black DLC coated
Limited to 1,000 pieces
Swiss Retail Price