Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition II
Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition II is the result of the partnership between Oris and Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Oris first worked with the non-profit organisation in 2013, and this year the two come together again in a second limited edition watch.
Like the first limited edition watch, the new model features a pulsometer, used to take a patient's pulse. Oris has upgraded the pulsometer on the new watch, scaling it over 20 heartbeats for even faster readings. The watch's bi-directional rotating bezel means measurement can start at any time.
The Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition II is based on Oris's legendary Big Crown collection. A pilot's watch should be reliable and easy to read, hence the new watch's oversized 45mm stainless steel case, black dial and clear Super-LumiNova numerals and hands.
The pulsometer scale is in a contrasting deep orange, not only a colour the eye picks up quickly, but also a reference to the earth in Australia's Outback where much of the Royal Flying Doctor Service's work takes place. The watch's bi-rotating bezel can also be used as a timer or a second time zone. It has an automatic movement Oris Cal. 735, based on Sellita SW 220-1, with day and date at 3 o'clock.
The organisation's logo appears on the dial ring at 12 o'clock and is also embossed on the case back. The watch is presented in a luxurious wooden presentation case that comes with a medal bearing the logo.
The Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition II Ref. No. 01 735 7728 4084 LS will be limited to 2,000 pieces and will retail for CHF 1,900 on a leather strap and CHF 2,100 on a stainless steel bracelet or crocodile