Once again the Swiss watch brand Oris is bringing awareness and supporting a noble cause by releasing a limited edition that will donate a percentage of its sales. The new “Oris Big Crown Propilot Okavango Air Rescue” features a unique dial and aims to celebrate a decade of the Okavango Air Rescue (O.A.R) commitment to bringing medical resources to the Okavango Delta.The 41mm multi-piece case is made of stainless-steel with a brushed finish. Mounted to the case is a fixed fluted stainless-steel bezel, knurled with diagonal etchings. On the flip-side is a steel caseback that features an engraving of O.A.R’s Pilatus PC-12 aircraft flying over the delta. A portion of the proceeds gathered from this limited edition timepiece will go towards supporting O.A.R’s operating expenses. A worthy cause that provides life-saving aid to the Delta’s isolated communities, many times while waiving any costs.It comes equipped with a screw-in crown and thick lugs for a secure wrist fit. All topped by a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating. Water-resistance on this watch can reach up to 100 meters (330 feet).Time is exhibited on a green textured dial with applied and raised Arabic numerals, followed by a ring of minute indexes with larger markers for each 5-minute increment. The gradient shades that permeate this dial seem similar to a fumé pattern. A very unique look that was created specifically for this watch.This green dial is inspired by the grasses of the Okavango Delta, a vast inland river delta in northern Botswana. It’s known for its sprawling grassy plains, which flood seasonally, becoming a lush animal habitat. In 2014 the Okavango Delta was officially inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.The central hands, Arabic numerals and hourly index markers have all undergone a luminescent coating, for an enhanced legibility. There is also a date aperture at the 3 o’clock position.
Oris Big Crown Propilot Okavango Air Rescue
The “Oris Big Crown Propilot Okavango Air Rescue” (Ref#: 01 751 7761 4187) is powered by the self-winding mechanical movement, caliber Oris 751 with 26 jewels and 28,800 vph. It is based on the Sellita SW220-1 with specific modifications to serve this Oris and includes the brand’s signature red winding rotor. Power reserve can last up to 38 hours, when fully wound.Mounted on the watch is a green elastic textile strap created by Erika’s Originals exclusively for Oris, secured by a steel clasp mechanism.It also includes an additional brown leather strap and comes delivered in a leather travel pouch. This is a limited edition of only 2011 manufactured pieces, which is meant to highlight the founding year of O.A.R. For more up to date information visit the official Oris website here.
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