Oris dives into the world of bronze watches with special Carl Brashear chronograph

Swiss watch brand Oris has teamed up with the Carl Brashear Foundation once more to launch a bronze chronograph in honour of the deep sea diver of the same name.

This limited edition chronograph, similar to the previous bronze piece from Oris, will be restricted in production to just 2,000 pieces.

Oris explained that, “Like the first watch, a time-only piece, the Oris Carl Brashear Chronograph Limited Edition is based on the Oris Divers SixtyFive and cast in bronze. Oris has chosen the material again to represent the early diving equipment Brashear used, which was also made of bronze.”

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Inside the watch is a Calibre 771, a movement with a two-counter chronograph and a 48-hour power reserve. It’s based on Sellita’s SW 510 and appears in the Oris collection for the first time. The 43mm piece sports a bronze uni-directional diver’s bezel, while the dark blue dial, which is domed much like the sapphire glass with it, features rose gold indicators for the hours, minutes and seconds, as well as rose gold for the chronograph hands.

The watch comes in a wooden presentation box, complete with a coin issued by the Carl Brashear Foundation

The watch has a stainless steel case back embossed with a diver’s helmet and Carl Brashear’s famous quote: “It’s not a sin to get knocked down, it’s a sin to stay down.” It comes with a vintage brown leather strap and is presented in a wooden box which comes with a Carl Brashear Foundation coin also.

The watch is set to retail for around £3,540.

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