Oris is extremely proud to present the Oris Altimeter Rega Limited Edition, a watch that pays tribute to the Swiss Air Rescue Rega. To meet the needs of pilots in this unit, Oris has revisited its Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter, the world’s first self-winding mechanical watch with a mechanical altimeter.
Founded in 1952, the Rega is Switzerland’s largest air rescue organization. Its fleet consists of helicopters and ambulance aircraft, ready to intervene in Switzerland and abroad, day and night, with its technical and medical team. The Rega is a private, non-profit foundation funded by the contributions of its donors. It is a common passion for aviation that brought Oris and this organization together. The two Swiss partners and their teams also share many values: quality, reliability, precision, tradition, innovation, independence and professionalism.
The Oris Altimeter Rega Limited Edition will become an indispensable tool for rescue teams with its mechanical (barometric) altimeter and atmospheric pressure and altitude instruments (scale in feet or meters). This is a unique combination for an automatic mechanical watch. The stainless steel case and folding clasp have been covered with gray PVD with anti-reflective coating. Ultimate touch of style, the gray textile bracelet is lined with red leather. On the dial, there is the Rega badge at 9 o’clock and the back of the case features an engraving depicting a medical helicopter, accompanied by the limited edition number. Only 1,414 copies will be produced, a figure that is not insignificant as it is the emergency number of the Rega in Switzerland.
“With the Oris Altimeter Rega Limited Edition we are very proud to be able to express our appreciation for the outstanding work of Rega,” said Ulrich W. Herzog, Oris SA’s Executive Chairman. “Over the past 60 years, Rega has saved thousands of people. The passion and untiring efforts of its teams are for many. We look forward to this partnership. “