Oris lives by the “Change for the Better” mantra. By collaborating with Wings of Hope, they aim to change people’s lives – for the better. Wings of Hope is a US-based aeronautical humanitarian organisation founded 60 years ago. They use aviation to bring medical support to remote and vulnerable communities in more than 50 countries. They rely heavily on donors and volunteers to offer aid to people in remote areas.
Today, Wings of Hope reaches more than 65,000 people a year, bringing vital medial support to remote and underprivileged communities. They bring medical supplies and equipment as well as transport patients to receive medical care that is not available in their area. They also provide education to the next generation of pilots, engineers, and humanitarians. Last year, 90 students discovered humanitarian aviation through its Soar into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programme.
To help support this mission, Oris presents the Oris Wings of hope Limited Edition watches. Two models will be available, both based on the brand’s signature Big Crown pilot’s watch. One is in 40 mm of steel and limited to 1,000 pieces. The other is in 38 mm of solid 18-carat yellow gold and limited to 100 pieces. Both carry the Calibre 401, a high-performance five-day automatic movement that displays the small seconds at 6 o’clock. Both come on Cervo Volante sustainable deer leather straps. And both come with an extended warranty of 10 years with MyOris.
Wings of Hope president and CEO Bret Heinrich said: “I am incredibly grateful and honoured to be working with one of the world’s leading watchmaking companies… What impressed me most about Oris is its commitment to making the world a better place. Our brand identity is very important to us, and working with such a highly respected brand that is so perfectly aligned with our mission is a very special gift to us and hopefully to the world.”