Oris announces a new partnership with Coulson Aviation, the world’s leading aerial firefighting organization. Based in Canada, the family-run independent company sends pilots, planes and equipment to areas of the world affected by wildfires. In the Northern Hemisphere summer, that’s chiefly the US and California; during the Southern Hemisphere’s summer, its resources are split between Australia and South America. The vision: to crush fires and assist firefighters on the ground, and to protect life and the environment. Coulson Aviation was founded in 1960 by Cliff Coulson as a logging company, but under the leadership of his son Wayne, it has diversified over the past four decades, chiefly in the area of aerial firefighting, using proprietary technology and innovation to bring effective relief in time-sensitive emergencies.
Together, Oris and Coulson Aviation have worked on the Coulson Limited Edition, a carbon fiber watch with a vibrant orange dial reminiscent of fire. Its most striking feature 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. Surrounding it is a 41mm carbon fiber case produced using an innovative, patented 3D printing process never seen before in watchmaking.
Completing the high-tech, lightweight profile are a gray-PVD-plated titanium fixed bezel, screw-down crown and case back, and a black textile strap. The watch, movement included, weighs just 65 grammes.Inside it is Oris’s equally innovative, highly-anti-magnetic five-day automatic Calibre 400. This special piece is limited to just 1,000 pieces.
- Case: Multi-piece carbon fibre case with gray-PVD-plated titanium fixed bezel
- Dial: Orange
- Movement: Cal. 400
- Winding: Automatic
- Complications: Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date window at 6 o’clock
- Lens: Double-Domed Sapphire
- Strap: Black textile strap with grey-PVD- plated folding clasp
- Water Res.: 100 Meters
- Diameter: 41mm
- Thickness: 12.2mm
- Lug Width: 20mm
- Ref Number: 01 400 7784 8786-Set
The rich history of Oris dates back to 1904, when Paul Cattin and Georges Christian founded the brand in Hölstein, Switzerland, where it is still based. Over the past century, Oris has reached many great achievements, including being one of the 10 largest watch brands in the world in the 1960’s. Since the 1980’s, Oris has pursued a catalog of unique mechanical watches that has channeled their independent spirit. From their patented Worldtimer to their depth gauge diver to their mechanical altimeter pilot’s watch, Oris has continued to innovate in a way few other brands can match. An achievement that is highlighted by the brand’s commitment to fare, and accessible prices.