Founded in 1952, Rega, Switzerland’s air rescue service is one of the world’s most advanced air rescue organisations. Paying respect to this charitable organisation, Swiss watch brand Oris dedicate a special edition timepiece. The Oris Altimeter Rega Limited Edition is based on one of the most innovative pilot’s watches in history: the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter, the world’s first automatic mechanical watch with a built-in mechanical altimeter.
The watch is a highly technical piece of equipment, featuring an integrated mechanical barometric altimeter, and air pressure and altitude displays (available in feet or meters). This is a unique combination when it comes with an automatic mechanical watch. A great feature is the Rega logo at 9 o’clock on the dial.
Its stainless steel case and folding clasp are both coated in antireflective grey PVD, while its grey fabric strap has a red leather lining. The case back is embossed with a Rega helicopter and engraved with the limited edition number. In total,1,414 pieces will be made, a figure inspired by the Rega emergency telephone number used in Switzerland.
Rega is one of the world’s most advanced air rescue organisations. Using a fleet of rescue helicopters and air ambulances, it provides rapid and professional medical help from the air, around the clock, both in Switzerland and all over the world. Rega is a non-profit, independent, private foundation, supported by the solidarity of its patrons.
The ‘Oris Altimeter Rega Limited Edition’ will be available for CHF 3,950 from March 2017.
Model: Oris Altimeter Rega Limited Edition
Ref. No. 01 733 7705 4264 TS, Ø 47.00mm, with meter Scale
Ref. No. 01 733 7705 4234 TS, Ø 47.00mm, with feet Scale
Limited to 1,414 pieces
Oris automatic mechanical movement Cal. 733, based on SW 200-1 with date window at 3 o’clock
Integrated Swiss mechanical barometric altimeter and barometer movement, displaying air pressure and altitude
Multi-piece stainless steel case with gunmetal grey PVD coating
Water-resistant to 10 bar/100m
Sapphire crystal domed and with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Screwed case back, embossed with Rega’s helicopter and engraved limited edition number
Screw-in stainless steel crowns with gunmetal grey PVD coating
Oris patented altimeter adjustment and venting crown with PTFE vapour barrier at 4 o’clock
Black dial featuring Rega’s insignia at 9 o’clock, with printed SuperLumiNova® Arabic numerals. Hour and minute hands filled with SuperLumiNova®. Black central seconds hand with red tip
Lightweight altimeter hand made from laminated carbon fibre
Grey textile strap with stainless steel folding clasp with gunmetal grey PVD coating
Set includes waterproof case
Swiss retail price: CHF 3,950