In honour of the Oris Swiss Air Racing Team’s Gold Race win at the 2013 National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada, Oris introduces the Air Racing Edition IV, a pilot’s watch limited to 1,000 pieces.
The race was won by Oris ambassador Don Vito Wypraechtiger in his Formula One class Scarlet Screamer. The enormously talented Swiss aerobatic pilot became the first non-American to win the Gold Race in the event’s 50-year history.
To commemorate Don Vito’s landmark achievement, Oris has created the Air Racing Edition IV, the latest addition to the new Big Crown ProPilot collection.
The new watch has an engraved outline of the Scarlet Screamer on its case back, alongside its limited-edition number. Its grey dial has black 3Dprinted numerals, while the hands and hour markers are finished in green Super-LumiNova. The contrast between the grey and the green makes the watch highly legible in all conditions.
The watch’s legibility is improved further by its domed sapphire crystal glass, which is treated with an anti-reflective coating on the inside to minimise glare caused by the sun and reflections from cockpit instruments.
The timepiece has a black diamond-like carbon PVD-coated stainless steel 45mm case and comes on a grey fabric strap with an Oris-patented folding clasp, also finished in black diamond like carbon PVD-coated stainless steel.
The watch is powered by an automatic movement and is water-resistant to 10 bar/100m.
The case back of the Oris Air Racing Edition IV is engraved with an outline of the Scarlet Screamer and its limited-edition number. The Oris Air Racing Edition IV’s bezel features a coin-edged top-ring, crown and case back, all inspired by a jet-engine turbine.
The Air Racing Edition IV’s pilot’s watch credentials will come in handy when Don Vito returns to Reno in September to defend his title with the watch firmly strapped to his wrist.
Model: Oris Air Racing Edition IV, Reference 01 735 7698 4783 TS
Oris Calibre 735, base SW 220-1
Automatic winding movement with day and date
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 hours
Multi-piece stainless steel case with diamond-like carbon PVD-coating
Lug width: 22mm
Water resistance to 10 bar/100m
Screwed case back in black DLC steel case with an engraving of the Scarlet Screamer and limited edition number
Screw-in stainless steel crown with diamond-like carbon PVD-coating
Sapphire crystal domed on both sides, with anti-reflective coating inside
Dark grey dial with 3D black printed Arabic numerals, minute indices printed with Super-LumiNova
Hour and minute hands filled with Super-LumiNova C7
Date and day window at 3 o’clock
Grey textile strap with Oris-patented stainless steel folding clasp with diamond-like carbon PVD-coating
Limited to 1,000 pieces
Swiss Retail Price: CHF 1,800.00