A symbol of hope, the Oris Carl Brashear Cal. 401 Limited Edition

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Oris introduces the third watch made in partnership with the Carl Brashear Foundation and the first powered by Oris’s in-house Calibre 401, a highly resistant five-day automatic

It’s with great pride that we introduce the Oris Carl Brashear Cal. 401 Limited Edition, created in support of the Carl Brashear Foundation. Furthermore, we are delighted that this special watch, which is limited to 2,000 pieces, becomes the first watch to carry Oris Calibre 401, the second movement from our new family of in-house automatics.

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The latest Oris Carl Brashear limited edition is powered by the new Oris Calibre 401, with small seconds

The new watch is cased in 40 mm of bronze, a material chosen to symbolise not just the diving helmets worn by Carl during his career as a U.S. Navy Master Diver, but also because it’s a metal that will tell its own story. Bronze is a natural material that patinates as it reacts with oxygen in the air and moisture from your skin. Over time, it will take on a unique finish, like a visual chronicle of the wearer’s own life wearing the watch.

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Calibre 401 has more than 30 anti-magnetic components and exceeds the norms required by the ISO 764 enhanced anti-magnetic standard.

Inside it is the automatic Oris Calibre 401. Based on Calibre 400, launched last year, it was designed from the ground up by Oris’s in-house watchmakers. As well as being more accurate than a chronometer (to within -3 to +5 seconds a day), it solves many of the mechanical movement problems of our time by offering heightened levels of anti-magnetism, a five-day power reserve and a 10-year extended warranty.

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Oris Carl Brashear Cal. 401 Limited Edition, ref. 01 401 7764 3185 Set

Oris Calibre 401 differs from Calibre 400 in that it features a small seconds at 6 o’clock, an Oris signature. It’s a movement designed to overcome life’s knocks – a timeless symbol of the spirit shown by Carl Brashear throughout his life of service. The watch also has a blue dial, inspired by naval tradition, a uni-directional rotating bronze bezel with a diving scale in relief, and a custom-designed, hand-crafted, moisturewicking woven elastic nylon webbing strap produced for this watch by Erika’s Original.

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ORIS CARL BRASHEAR CALIBRE 401 LIMITED EDITION

Case: Multi-piece bronze case, uni-directional rotating bronze bezel with timing scale in relief – Size 40.00 mm (1.575 inches)

Dial: Blue Luminous material Hands and indices with Super-LumiNova® – Top glass Sapphire, domed on both sides – anti-reflective coating inside

Case back: Stainless steel – screwed – special engravings Operating devices Bronze screw-in security crown

Strap: Blue woven elastic nylon webbing strap with bronze buckle – specially produced in partnership with Erika’s Originals

Water resistance: 10 bar (100 m)

Movement: 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 – five year recommended water-resistance check

Limited edition: 2,000 pieces – each delivered in a special presentation box

Swiss retail price CHF 3,900

Available January 2021