Today we have another small report from Baselworld 2017, and this time it’s dedicated to new Oris Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition. Under this long name you will find nice masculine watch with several special functions. Let’s take a closer look at new model.
By the way, here you can read review with watch from Baselworld 2017.
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First of all I have to mention that new watch was created in cooperation with Australia Royal Flying Doctor Service. They offer medical services to rural areas of Australia and operate on different types of aircraft. As Oris claims, such profession needs reliable instruments, and therefore we have new watch.
This is already second version of Flying Doctor Limited Edition watch. It still features pulsometer, which should come handy for patient’s condition evaluation. Nevertheless, scale of this feature was upgraded to 20-second measurement, which should ensure even faster checks. Moreover, bezel is bi-directional, what means possibility to measure at any moment. Note that it also features nice ribbed surface. Of course, on the exhibition I tried this model without gloves, but I can guess that such finish should make it easier to work even in gloves.
45 mm stainless steel case hints that Oris Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition is based on the Big Crown series from Oris. As on other pilot watches, we have clean black dial with big hour marks. Those are covered with superluminova material and should be readable even during night. Note that pulsometer is marked out with orange color. While I am not a big fan of bright parts on classic watches, such feature should help owner to focus faster on the scale. By the way, another use for this feature is the second time zone setting, which should be also appreciated by pilots.
Now, the most interesting part – there will be only 2000 pieces produced. Oris plans to issue two versions – with metal or leather strap. As you can guess, leather version should be cheaper. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t forget that watch manufacturer will be also donating some part of money paid for this model. In other words you will get nice watch and help Australian Flying Doctors. Isn’t it nice? 🙂