Oris Fires Up a 3D-Printed Case for Limited Edition

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Oris teams with Canadian aerial firefighters Coulson Aviation to create the Coulson Limited Edition, a Big Crown ProPilot watch with an unusual 3D-printed carbon fiber case and a fiery gradient orange dial.

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The Oris Coulson Limited Edition, a Big Crown ProPilot watch with an unusual 3D-printed carbon fiber case.

Oris created the 41mm case with the assistance of Switzerland’s ETH Zurich university (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). Researchers there utilized a high-grade polymer PEKK developed for the aerospace industry. Technicians weave the material with carbon fiber to create a rigid, ultra-lightweight material.

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According to the Oris, the process is so precise that you can create a pattern on the case. Most carbon fiber watch cases develop random patterns.  

Oris then finishes the watch with a grey-PVD-plated titanium fixed bezel, screw-down crown and case back, and a black textile strap. The watch and the movement together weigh a wispy 65 grams.

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The fiery dial is meant to recall the work of Coulson’s firefighting pilots, who rush toward blazes while others turn away. Inside Oris fit its excellent and equally innovative COSC-rated Caliber 400, an anti-magnetic movement with a five-day power reserve.

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In conduction with the release of the Coulson Limited Edition, Oris is promoting a documentary called “Birds of the Fireline.” Oris produced the fourteen-minute short-form documentary in-house.

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Coulson Aviation in action.

Coulson Aviation is a Canadian-based family-run independent company that sends pilots, planes, and equipment to areas of the world affected by wildfires.

 

Oris will make 1,000 Coulson Limited Edition watches. Each is price at $4,500.

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