Swiss watch brand Oris has launched a special edition to mark its partnership with aerial firefighters Coulson Aviation.
Coulson Aviation is the world’s leading aerial firefighting organisation. Based in Canada, the family-run independent company sends pilots, planes and equipment to areas of the world affected by wildfires.
To mark the partnership between Oris and Coulson Aviation, Oris has created a watch based on the Big Crown ProPilot and inspired by the innovation and daring spirit of the two independent companies.
The most striking feature of this timepiece is its fiery, gradient orange dial, a clear symbol of the perilous environments Coulson’s brave pilots rush towards while most are obliged to turn away. The carbon fibre case was produced using an innovative, patented 3D printing process never seen before in watchmaking.
Devised by Switzerland’s prestigious ETH Zurich University (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), it prints carbon fibre and a high-grade polymer developed in aerospace called PEKK simultaneously, weaving them together to create an ultra-lightweight, extremely rigid material.
Completing the high-tech, lightweight profile is a grey-PVD-plated titanium fixed bezel, screw-down crown and case back, and a black textile strap. The watch, movement included, weighs just 65 grammes.
Each timepiece from this collection houses a highly anti-magnetic five-day automatic Calibre 400. This special series from the Oris Aviation family is limited to 1,000 pieces.
Model: Oris Coulson Limited Edition
Reference 400 7784 8786-Set
Multi-piece carbon fibre case with grey-PVD-plated titanium fixed bezel
Size: 41.00 mm (1.614 inches)
Top glass: Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
Case back: Titanium, screwed, see-through sapphire glass, special engravings
Grey-PVD-plated titanium screw-in security crown
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 metres)
Luminous material Applied numerals and printed indices with Super-LumiNova®, hands filled with Super-LumiNova®
Black textile strap with grey-PVD plated folding clasp
Oris Calibre 400
Accuracy: -3/+5 seconds a day (within COSC tolerances)
Power reserve: 120 hours
Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date window at 6 o’clock, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second
Extended to 10 years with MyOris sign-up
Applies to watch and movement
10-year recommended service intervals
Five- year recommended water-resistance check
Swiss retail price