Oris has revealed the Greenwich Mean Time Limited Edition, a new watch that pays homage to the introduction of time zones 130 years ago.
Sir Sandford Fleming first advocated the idea of a 24-hour clock and time zone governed meridians after a timetable error caused an engineer to miss his train. Fleming's Standard Time was accepted at the International Meridian Conference in 1884 and saw Greenwich established as the centre of the world's new clock system and the starting point of the International Date Line.
The Oris Greenwich Mean Time Limited Edition features one of Oris' most advance module movements to date, allowing the wearer to jump back and forth between alternate time zones with the press of one of its dual pushers.
The watch is powered by the Oris calibre 690 automatic mechanical movement with a small second indication at 9 o'clock and date window at 6 o'clock. A globe design depicting the world's time zones lies behind the secondary time display at 3 o'clock. The silver guilloche dial features applied indices and nickel hands with SuperLumiNova inlay.
The multi-piece stainless steel case has a 42 mm diameter and is based on the Oris Artelier. The sapphire crystal is domed on both sides and has anti-reflective coating on the inside.
The Oris Greenwich Mean Time Limited Edition is limited to 1,000 pieces and comes with a dark brown calfskin leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet. Sir Sandford Fleming's portrait is engraved on the case back.