The new Oris Greenwich Mean Time Limited Edition watch pays homage to a milestone moment in the history of timekeeping when time zones were introduced 130 years ago.
First advocated by Sir Sandford Fleming 130 years ago, after a timetable mishap caused the engineer to miss his train, the idea of a 24-hour clock and time zone governed meridians were accepted at the International Meridian Conference in 1884.
Removing the multiple prime meridians, Fleming’s Standard Time saw Greenwich established as the centre of the world’s new clock system and the starting point of the International Date Line.
Featuring one of Oris’ most advanced module movement to date within a redesigned Atelier casing, the new Oris Greenwich Mean Time Limited Edition (reference 01 690 7690 4081) incorporates a special feature which allows its wearer to jump back and forth between alternate time zones with the press of one of its dual pushers.
Designed to commemorate the introduction of GMT, the dial of this timepiece boasts a subtle globe depicting the world’s time zones lies behind its secondary time display.
It houses the automatic Calibre 690 (base ETA 2836-2), the same movement used in the iconic ORIS Classic Worldtimer watch.
Limited to 1,000 pieces, the Oris Greenwich Mean Time watch is presented in a luxurious wood keepsake box. It is available with a leather strap or stainless steel bracelet.
Model: Oris Greenwich Mean Time Limited Edition, Reference 01 690 7690 4081 Set LS/MB
Oris Calibre 690, base ETA 2836-2
Automatic winding movement with worldtimer developed by Oris
Dimensions: Ø 25.60 mm, 11 1/2’’’
Vibrations: 28’800 A/h, 4 Hz
Power-reserve: 38 hrs
Simultaneous indication of 2 individual time-zones
Centre hands for hours and minutes (T1)
Centre hour hand T1 with forward or backward setting device, hour by hour, commanded by two pushers or a rotating bezel
Subsidiary dial with hours and minutes (T2) at 3 h including day and night indicator
Subsidiary second at 9 h and date window
The date is synchronised with the centre hands T1
Automatic forward or backward rotation of date if hour hand of T1 is set forward or backward over midnight
Quick date setting device
Fine timing device and stop-second
Multi-piece stainless steel case with stainless steel crown and pushers
Lug width: 22mm
Water-resistant to 5 bar
Sapphire crystal domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside
Special case back engravings Sir Sandford Fleming’s portrait
Silver guilloche dial with applied indices. Nickel hour and minute hands with Super-LumiNova inlay (C3)
LS: Dark brown calfskin leather strap with croco pattern and a stainless-steel folding clasp
MB: Multi-piece stainless steel bracelet with butterfly folding clasp
Limited to 1000 pieces
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