Oris x Coulson Aviation

Trial by fire

As a certified climate neutral company, Oris unveils its new partnership, in the spirit of environment protection and innovation. In collaboration with Coulson Aviation, the world’s leading aerial firefighting organisation, the independent watchmaking brand launches a carbon-fibre watch, crafted using a unique 3D printing process: the Coulson Limited Edition.

By Chloé Redler

Oris has vowed to enact Change for the Better, a philosophy now at the core of the maison. With these shared values, the two companies get on like a house on fire.

Coulson Aviation, partnering with Oris

Britton Coulson oversees technology development and quality control inspection. He is also in charge of fire-mapping and intelligence system operation and development.

This Canadian family-run company strives to fight fires across the world. It was founded in Cliff Coulson in 1960.  Decades later, his son Wayne picked up the torch of this noble pursuit, and now runs the company with his two sons, Britton and Foster. Today, Coulson Aviation has over 450 employees. It is the only firefighting company that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Planes and teams are constantly dispatched to fight wildfires worldwide. In their ongoing fight to limit fire damage, the company works hand in hand with the University of San Diego to build a supercomputer, designed to predict fires. This innovation would help firefighters to prevent fires from growing.

Coulson Aviation is known worldwide for fighting forest fires.

A red-hot dial

The Coulson Limited Edition boasts a gradient orange dial.

The symbol of this partnership is the Coulson Limited Edition, of which Oris will be making only 1,000 pieces. Based on the Big Crown ProPilot, an iconic design from the maison that takes inspiration from pilot watches, this edition features a fiery dial. With its subtle gradient from red to orange, it is reminiscent of the flames faced by Coulson Aviation pilots. This stylish instrument and its carbon-fibre 41mm case is bound to fan the flames of envy.

The dial is encased in a carbon-fibre case, created using a patented, innovative 3D printing process.

This material was devised by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, and is achieved through a patented 3D printing technique. This innovative process prints carbon fibre and PEKK, a high-grade polymer used in aerospace engineering. These two elements are then weaved together to create a material that is strong yet lightweight. The piece is presented on a black textile strap and is powered by the famous 400 calibre (see our article on the Oris 400 Calibre), providing great accuracy (-3/+5 seconds per day) and a very comfortable 120-hour power reserve. 

The Coulson Limited Edition is powered by the antimagnetic 400 calibre.

Ten-year warranty with MyOris subscription.

Price: €4,200

See our technical specifications for the Oris ProPilot Coulson Limited Edition.


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