The Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition II is a watch made as part of Oris’ support for Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor Service, which provides medical care in rural parts of Australia by means of a fleet of aircraft. The watch has a bi-directional rotating bezel with a pulsometer scale.
Rotating bezel with pulsometer scale
The scale is calibrated for 20 heartbeats, which makes taking the pulse even quicker, but provides less room for a detailed scale. It has markings for units of five up to 90, and then every ten. This scale in a dusky orange is on the bezel along with hour numerals in white. This gives the watch the possibility of showing a second time zone, but it reduces the clarity of the pulsometer scale. The bi-directional rotating bezel makes it quick to start the pulsometer count from whenever you like.
Pilot’s watch layout
The dial of the Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition II is based on the brand’s Big Crown pilot’s watch collection, and so it has many pilot’s watch features such as the large 45 mm stainless steel case, a black dial, and SuperLuminova on numerals and hands. The Royal Flying Doctor Service’s logo appears at the top of the dial ring and embossed on the solid caseback. Water resistance is 3 bar/30 metres.
The watch is powered by the Oris calibre 735, which is basically the self-winding Sellita SW 220-1, with day and date at 3 o’clock. It runs at 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hertz) and has a power reserve of about 38 hours. It has the stop seconds function for precision time-setting, and the quick-setting date function.
Price and reference
The Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition II is reference 01 735 7728 4084 LS, a limited edition of 2,000 pieces. It costs 1,900 Swiss francs with leather strap with stainless steel pin buckle, or 2,100 Swiss francs with stainless steel bracelet or crocodile leather strap with folding clasp. The watch is supplied in a wooden box with the Royal Flying Doctor Service logo inside. Oris makes a donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service for each piece sold. Further information from the Oris website. Click here to vist the Royal Flying Doctor Service website.