The Oris Marine Force Recon GMT Watch
Available Exclusively Through Ceci Wong
Internationally renowned jeweler Ceci Wong is accepting pre-orders for the new highly anticipated Oris Marine Force Recon GMT watch. Ceci Wong is the only international and domestic Oris dealer to sell the watch for a 30-day period beginning in mid-August when the timepiece is scheduled for delivery.
The watch is designed to meet the exacting standards of Marine Force Recon – a special operations command unit, like the Navy Seals and Army Special Forces, that operates independently behind enemy lines to provide military intelligence to Marine Air-Ground Task Forces. Force Recon performs deep reconnaissance and direct action missions at sea and on land.
“We’ve been involved with Oris and the Marine Corps in developing the Force Recon GMT, since the project was conceived two summers ago,” said Ceci Wong. “It’s great to see Oris design and produce a timepiece that is practical and tactical. We’re so proud to have been a part of it.”
The Marine Force Recon GMT was conceived in 2013 when an Oris representative expressed a desire to design a watch for the Marine Corps. Through friends and contacts, Ms. Wong was able to contact members of the 4th Marine Force Recon Company based in Alameda, Calif. They worked with Oris and Ms. Wong to develop the design and specifications.
Members of 4th Force Recon Company tested prototypes in the toughest training environments, including jump and scuba training. The Oris Force Recon GMT is based on Oris’ innovative ProDiver, the diver’s watch renowned for its Oris-developed Rotation Safety System, which locks the bezel into place according to the wearer’s requirements.
This special watch has a new Oris GMT movement, giving it a second time zone, indicated via a central hand and a 24-hour scale around the dial. It also has an innovative small seconds display at 9 o’clock, designed to show the wearer the watch is working in low-light conditions, a useful device when ‘going dark’.
The 49mm case is made of titanium and treated with a tough black diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating, while the unidirectional rotating bezel inlay is made of scratch-resistant matte black ceramic. The watch comes on a black rubber strap, with a black NATO fabric strap option included in the presentation case.
The rubber strap features Oris’s pioneering quick-adjustment sliding sledge folding clasp, which can be adjusted while the watch is being worn. Protection and cover is offered by a ‘tactical watch cover’ – a mask with a retractable top section that wraps around the watch.
The dial carries the Force Recon emblem, which is also engraved on the case back.
Material: Multi-piece titanium case, black plated, ceramic minutes scale top ring
Size: 49.00 mm, 1.929 inches
Top Glass: Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
Case Back: Titanium, screwed, special engravings
Operating Devices: Stainless steel screw-in security crown, black plated
Water Resistance: 100 bar
Interhorn Width: 26 mm
Movement: Number: Oris 747, base SW 220-1
Dimensions: Ø 25.60 mm, 11 1/2’’’
Functions: Centre hands for hours, minutes and 24 hours, subsidiary second at 9 h, date window, instantaneous date, date and 24 hour corrector, fine timing device and stop-second
Material: Black dial
Luminous Material: Indices and hands Superluminova BG W9 and C5
Material: Black rubber strap, titanium folding clasp black plated with extension
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