Special Tribute Oris Launched A Limited Edition Large Crown Watch In Honour Of The French Charles De Gaulle Aircraft Carrier

Oris created a limited edition watch for the French Navy’s flagship Charles de Gaulle aircraft to pay tribute to all the crew. The Oris Charles de Gaulle limited edition is based on the brand’s iconic large crown series and is limited to 1,890 pieces. This number is also the year of the birth of General Charles de Gaulle, founder of the Fifth Republic of France.

Oris Charles de Gaulle limited edition watch, designed by Oris and Charles de Gaulle officials. Dial printed with aircraft carrier logo, second hand painted with French red, white and blue

   Oris worked closely with warship officials to create this watch. At six o’clock on the dial, the logo of the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle is printed, and the bottom cover is also engraved with the pattern and name of the warship. The curved arrow-shaped second hand is painted in blue, white and red with the French flag, and the eye-catching large crown is marked on the side by the Charles de Gaulle-‘R91’.
   The Charles de Gaulle, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in the history of the French Navy, entered service in 2001. To this day, she is still the only nuclear-powered aircraft carrier besides the US Navy, and the largest warship in the Western European Navy.

The large crown is engraved with Charles de Gaulle’s string R91

   The Charles de Gaulle can be prepared in 72 hours, reach the mission area at a speed of 27 knots, and can sail 1,000 kilometers in a day. She has two 75-meter-long catapult runways that can accelerate carrier-based aircraft weighing up to 25 tons to 270 km / h in two seconds. The two catapults work in turn, taking off one fighter every 30 seconds, and more than 20 fighters can all take off in 10 minutes. The Charles de Gaulle can carry 1,950 crew members and flight group members, and has performed missions in Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq and Syria.
   The Charles de Gaulle limited edition watch, based on the Oris large crown series, is the brand’s latest military watch. Over the past century, Oris has created many timers that are capable of working in difficult environments. Today, the brand is widely favored by the military, sailors, pilots and professional divers for its excellent quality and reliable performance.

40mm stainless steel case with coin-shaped bezel, back cover engraved with the Charles de Gaulle pattern, limited to 1,890 pieces worldwide

   This limited edition watch has the signature features of the large crown series: a 40 mm stainless steel case, brushed and polished, and a classic aviation coin bezel. The design of the oversized crown continues Oris’s tradition since 1938. The dial has a black background, and the hands and scales are coated with Super-LumiNova®, which is clear and easy to read, day and night. The watch is driven by the Oris754 self-winding mechanical movement. In addition to the regular hour, minute and second display, it also has a unique analogue calendar function.
   “We are very honored to work with the members of the Charles de Gaulle to create such a meaningful watch.” Ulrich W. Herzog, global president of Oris, said, “Charles and her crew are not afraid of danger. Work hard to maintain peace. This Oris watch with the name Charles de Gaulle is a high tribute to them. ‘

Special watch case with embedded Charles de Gaulle logo

product features
Oris Charles de Gaulle Limited Edition
Product code: 754 7679 4084, Diameter: 40.00 mm
Limited worldwide 1,890
• Oris754 self-winding mechanical movement, analog date function
• Stainless steel case; large screw-down stainless steel crown, with the Charles de Gaulle string “R91” engraved on the side;
• Double-sided arched sapphire mirror with anti-reflective coating on the inside
• Screw-in stainless steel back cover engraved with the Charles de Gaulle pattern and limited number
• Black dial with Charles de Gaulle logo and Arabic numerals on top coated with SuperLumiNova®
• The hour and minute hands are coated with Super-LumiNova®, and the curved arrow-shaped central second hand is painted with red, white and blue
• Dark brown leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp
• Special presentation box with the PA Charles de Gaulle’s insignia on the inside
• Suggested retail price: about RMB 11,200

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