Hölstein based Swiss watchmaker Oris has announced the the launch of limited edition watches which will be released in the collaboration with the Australian health agency Royal Flying Doctor Service. In order to be in accordance with the needs of the flying medical teams of Australia, the watch includes appropriate functions. The most notable of them is the stop watch and its assorted scale which facilitates the readings of a pulse. Supplied with a second time zone display, the self-winding mechanical timekeeper is issued in a restricted series of 2,000 copies and will be unveiled at the Baselworld 2013.
Due to the specifics of the vast and scarcely populated country, such as Australia, it requires a special kind of medical service. Since the nearest medical professional could be at a very large distance, the Australians have come up with an unusual system. This is why Autralia has its Royal Flying Doctor Service which is the largest aeromedical service in the world. It has an admirable fleet of 61 aircrafts which fly from one of 21 bases and five primary healthcare centers located across the country.
As it has been said, the watch has an automatic mechanical movement at its base which is supplied with the features that are adjusted to be useful to the members of the Australian aeromedical agency. The most important of these is the presence of the scale which helps the doctor when he or she takes the patient’s pulse. The other handy function is the presence of the second time zone which is shown at the inner bezel ring.
Each of the supported features is available due to the inclusion of Oris Caliber 735 which is made from Selita SW 220 base movement. The caliber in question has the diameter of 25.6 mm (11 ½ lignes) and works at the frequency of 28,800 vph. Supplied with a fine timing device and enabling instantaneous date and day displays, the movement features automatic winding and is wound through a characteristic Oris red rotor which is visible through the transparent case back. Its bi-directional winding rotor winds the movement to provide the maximum power reserve of 38 hours.
The self-winding caliber is fitted into a round steel casing with the width of 44 mm. On the top, there is a domed sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating on the inside. On the other hand, the screwed case back is made with a mineral exhibition section and decorated with special printings of the brand’s workshops, combined with the aforementioned red rotor. This construction guarantees water resistance to 100 meters. The timekeeper is operated with the use of the manufacturer’s well known oversized crowns. Besides, each of the copies of the 2,000-piece limited edition watch is individually numbered. The black-dialed watch with orange accents and luminous sections by Oris includes a dark brown leather strap which fastens with a stainless steel folding clasp.