Oris GMT Rega Limited Edition


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From the deepest depths to the highest heights. After it has recently unveiled the Clipperton Limited Edition diver’s watch, independent Swiss watchmaker Oris is now turning its attention back to aviation. The brand has a rich pilot’s watch tradition and is one of the pioneers in this area. The company produced its first pilot’s wristwatch in 1917. Now, 100 years later, Oris is enriching its aviation heritage with a new exceptional pilot’s watch – the GMT Rega Limited Edition (ref. 01 748 7710 4284 TS). Issued as a limited edition of 2,000 pieces, the timepiece is made in partnership with the Swiss air rescue service Rega. Coming after the last year’s Altimeter Rega Limited Edition, this is the second Oris watch dedicated to the rescue organization.

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The watch is limited to 2,000 pieces

 

Established on 27 April 1952, Rega is a non-profit air rescue service that provides emergency medical assistance in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Rega also provides a repatriation service for people who experience a medical emergency while abroad. Its name is a combination of letters from the German, French, and Italian names for “Swiss Air Rescue Guard”, respectively the Schweizerische Rettungsflugwacht, Garde Aérienne Suisse de Sauvetage, and Guardia Aerea Svizzera di Soccorso. The organization operates 3 airplanes and 18 helicopters from their bases throughout Switzerland. These aircrafts are manned by highly trained crews and can carry all the equipment necessary to transport intensive care patients. In 2016, Rega conducted more than 15,000 rescue missions. For Oris, working with one of the world’s leading air-rescue services is a great honor. Both Oris and Rega share the commitment to quality, tradition and innovation.

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Rega’s 3 airplanes are stationed at the Zurich Airport

 

Now back to the watch, shall we? The new Oris GMT Rega Limited Edition is based on the acclaimed Big Crown ProPilot GMT. The GMT function was chosen in collaboration with Rega pilots to represent the worldwide service the organization offer across all time zones. Designed with pilots in mind, the latest Oris timepiece is housed in a 45mm stainless steel case that is water resistant to 100 meters. The case itself is coated in hard-wearing mat gunmetal grey PVD to offset cockpit glare, and features an oversized crown for quick time, date and second time zone settings. On the back of it there is an embossed Rega logo and engraved limited edition number.

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The entire case is coated in hard-wearing mat gunmetal grey PVD to offset cockpit glare

 

Like a true pilot’s watch, the Oris GMT Rega Limited Edition features a clear and highly legible dial. The black dial has white Arabic numerals and white hour, minutes and small seconds (9 o’clock) hands. The second time zone is indicated by a red-tipped black central hand that points to a 24-hour scale printed around the edge of the dial. Completing the dial we have the red Rega logo and date window, both positioned at 3 o’clock.

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The second time zone is indicated by a red-tipped central hand

 

Powered by the Oris caliber 748, a Sellita-based self-winding movement, the GMT Rega Limited Edition is available with a grey textile strap lined with red leather. Priced at CHF 2,500, the watch is delivered in a special presentation case.

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The Oris GMT Rega Limited Edition is delivered in a special presentation box

 

 

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