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A 3-D printed carbon tribute to the brave aerial firefighter of Coulson Aviation
Oris soars into new horizons with the aerial firefighters of Coulson Aviation through a commemorative crimson-dialed watch built around a 3D-printed carbon fiber case produced using an innovative process that appears in watchmaking for the first time. This special case material is presented in fiery contrast with a bright orange gradient dial, a clear symbol of the perilous environments Coulson’s brave pilots rush towards while most are obliged to turn away.
Founded in 1960 and now the world’s leading aerial firefighting organization, Coulson deploys its pilots along with highly specialized planes and equipment to areas of the world most affected by wildfires. In the Northern Hemisphere summer, that’s chiefly the US and California; during the Southern Hemisphere’s summer, its resources are split between Australia and South America. The overall vision: to crush extreme fires while delivering vital assistance to firefighters on the ground — protecting both life and environment.
Devised by Switzerland’s prestigious ETH Zurich university (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), the case of the ProPilot Coulson Aviation is crafted using an innovative new 3D printing process that weaves together carbon fiber and an aerospace polymer called PEKK. The end result is an ultralight, ultra-precise, and extremely rigid material that perfectly complements this high-flying tool watch. And once cased with a movement, the watch head itself weighs a scant 65 grams.
Befitting of a flight-qualified precision instrument, this reference is powered by the Oris Calibre 400 automatic movement, which enjoys elevated levels of anti-magnetism, a five-day power reserve and a best-in-class warranty. It’s also accurate to -3/+5 seconds a day – which would comfortably pass chronometer testing – and has 10-year recommended service intervals.
- Case: Multi-piece 3D-printed carbon fiber with titanium bezel, crown, & caseback
- Case size: 41mm (20mm lug width)
- Movement: Oris Calibre 400 (automatic, manufacture calibre)
- Movement functions: Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date window at 6 o’clock, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second
- Power reserve: 120 hours (5 days)
- Water Resistance: 100 meters
- Crystal: Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
- Dial: Crimson orange & red gradient, Super-Lumova luminous material applied to hands and hour markers
- Strap: Black textile strap with grey-PVD- plated folding clasp
- Includes special presentation box with certificate
- Limited Edition: 1,000 pieces
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Toppers is excited to offer a free extended warranty on the purchase of new watches. This warranty begins when the manufacturer's warranty runs out. As such, Topper Fine Jewelers will provide an additional non-transferable warranty for a period of one year.*
*Restrictions Apply. Service provided anywhere other than at Topper Fine Jewelers or a service center of the original manufacturer is not covered and shall void the warranty. Topper Fine Jewelers will have sole discretion to determine whether the work for the warranty will be performed "in house" by Topper Fine Jewelers or at a repair facility of our choice. The limited warranty does not cover bracelets, crystals, batteries, or any damage to the case or movement caused by moisture that might have entered the watch as a result of improper handling, nor does it apply, on a more general basis, if there is evidence of misuse or abuse. Only Topper Fine Jewelers will determine at its sole discretion to repair any watch under this warranty.