As you are no doubt aware, Oris is big into supporting causes that help make the world a better place, and they’re also big into aviation watches. So, then, this latest pair of watches seems like a perfect match for them. Meet the Oris Wings of Hope Limited Editions.

Wings of Hope is an humanitarian NGO that looks to bring medical support to remote and underserved communities through aviation. Just last year, they were able to help 65,000 people through their programs. For something that relies heavily on donations and volunteer work, that’s quite the impact. They’ve even got their operations structured so well that $0.86 of every dollar donated makes it to their programs.

To help raise awareness for the Wings of Hope, as well as raise funds, Oris is releasing two different editions, both based on their Big Crown Pilot watch. The one that is available this month is a 38mm version in 18k yellow gold (and only 100 of those are being made). If the $17,000 price tag for that one is a bit steep for you, then you might want to hold out for the steel version. That one will be a bit larger at 40mm, but is otherwise the same (including the same movement and Cero Volante deer leather strap). For that one, 1000 pieces will be made, and when it’s available in October, they’ll go for $3,700. Whatever the material, they’re handsome watches, and they’re going to help support a great cause. oris.ch

Tech Specs from Oris

Wings of Hope Limited Edition

  • Case: Multi-piece stainless steel case, stainless steel bezel
  • Size: 40.00 mm (1.575 inches)
  • Dial: Off-white
  • Luminous material: Hands and indices with Super-LumiNova®
  • Top glass: Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
  • Case back: Stainless steel, screwed, see-through sapphire glass
  • Operating devices: Stainless steel screw-in security crown
  • Strap: Brown Cervo Volante deer leather with quick strap change system
  • Water resistance: 5 bar
  • Movement
    • Number Oris Calibre 401
    • Functions: Centre hands for hours and minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock, fine timing device and stop-second
    • Accuracy: -3/+5 seconds a day (within COSC tolerances)
    • Extra features: Highly anti-magnetic
    • Winding: Automatic
    • Power reserve: 120 hours
    • Warranty: Extended to 10 years with MyOris sign-up. Applies to watch and movement. 10-year recommended service intervals
  • Limited edition: 1,000 numbered pieces, special presentation box
  • Swiss retail price: CHF 3,300
  • Available: October 2022

Wings of Hope Gold Limited Edition

  • Case: Multi-piece 18-carat yellow gold case, 18-carat yellow gold bezel
  • Size: 38.00 mm (1.496 inches)
  • Dial: Off-white
  • Luminous material: Hands and indices with Super-LumiNova®
  • Top glass: Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
  • Case back: 18-carat yellow gold, screwed, see-through sapphire glass
  • Operating devices: 18-carat yellow gold screw-in security crown
  • Strap: Brown Cervo Volante deer leather with quick strap change system and 18-carat yellow gold clasp
  • Water resistance: 5 bar
  • Movement
    • Number Oris Calibre 401
    • Functions: Centre hands for hours and minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock, fine timing device and stop-second
    • Accuracy: -3/+5 seconds a day (within COSC tolerances)
    • Extra features: Highly anti-magnetic
    • Winding: Automatic
    • Power reserve: 120 hours
    • Warranty: Extended to 10 years with MyOris sign-up. Applies to watch and movement. 10-year recommended service intervals
  • Limited edition: 100 numbered pieces, special cherry wood presentation box
  • Swiss retail price: CHF 15,500
  • Available: July 2022

By Patrick Kansa

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