Oris Carl Brashear Chronograph Limited Edition Bronze Watch Hands-On

Oris Carl Brashear Chronograph Limited Edition Bronze Watch Hands-On Hands-On

For 2018, Swiss Oris follows up one of their recent limited edition watches with a new version in the form of a chronograph. Two years ago in 2016 Oris originally launched a limited edition bronze version of its then still new 65 Diver in the 42mm wide case. The model was named the Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition, and quickly became a fan favorite for its good looks, trendy case material, and versatile aesthetic. For 2018 Oris is hoping to recapture the magic of the original Carl Brashear timepiece with the 2,000-piece Oris Carl Brashear Chronograph Limited Edition reference 01 771 7744 3185 LS.

Carl Brashear was a particularly accomplished and sympathetic US Navy man because at the height of his career he succeeded as a master diver even after having his left leg amputated. The injury occurred during a Navy mission that was part of a munitions salvage operation. Brashear’s specialty was in underwater recovery after having gone to the Navy’s Diving & Salvage School. He was also the Navy’s first black master diver. More about Carl Brashear and why he is a pretty cool hero can be found on Wikipedia here. Some of the proceeds of the limited edition watch are said to go to the Carl Brashear Foundation charity.

Oris Carl Brashear Chronograph Limited Edition Bronze Watch Hands-On Hands-On