2018/07/06 Watches News

Oris GoYourOwnWay 2018 Exhibition

Oris 2018 new watch exhibition showcase various popular bronze watches. Oris Carl Brashear Chronograph is made in memory of the United States Navy's first African American and first amputee Master Diver, Carl Brashear. Carl Brashear was one of the most inspirational figures of the 20th century, defying racial tensions and disability.

Other new watches showcased at the Baselworld 2018 is also available, and a souvenir will be given upon purchase of Oris watch at the event.


Exhibition Information
Date      : From now to 30th September, 2018
Venue   : Shop 80, G/F., New Mandarin Plaza, 14 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
Enquiry : (852) 2312 2008

Bronze was the material used in deep diving helmets of the 1950s, and it matches the theme of the watch. Equipped with the Oris Caliber 771 automatic movement, water-resistant to 100 meters. At the back of the case is engraved with Brashear's helmet and his word “It’s not a sin to get knocked down. It’s a sin to stay down”. This watch is limited to 2,000 pieces worldwide and are extremely unique. 

To commemorate Carl Brashear, Oris had previously launched two limited edition bronze diver watches. Both watches are based on the Oris Dive Sixty-Five watch series, and this year will be the first time to incorporate bronze into this major watch collection. In the past 3 years the Diris Sixty-Five serie of vintage diving watches has been popular with watch enthusiasts. The Divers Sixty-Five watch uses the latest Swiss watchmaking technology, with retro features such as curved scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass and a corrosion-resistant stainless steel case.

In addition to diver watches, the iconic Oris Big Crown Pointer Date is also available in a bronze version. The watch uses a 36mm bronze case. The bronze case will react with the moisture in the air and the pH of the wearer's skin over time to form a layer of rust. Therefore each watches will become different over time – the watch will be as unique as the owner. The light green dial of the watch is inspired by the coloured keyboard in the book of Le Corbusier, the godfather of modern architecture. The watch presents a sense of avant-garde metropolis.