Oris Oskar Bider Limited Edition Watch Review

 

Oris has paid tribute to aviation pioneer Oskar Bider with a new limited edition watch.
Oskar Bider achieved a number of aviation milestones during his life: he made the first non-stop flight from Paris to Berne, became the first pilot to circle Switzerland, and he was also the first to cross the Pyrenees from Pau to Madrid and then the Alps from Bern to Milan.

In July 1913, Bider became the first flyer to cross the Alps, at the age of just 22. He set a new altitude record during the flight, as he piloted his Bleriot XI monoplane up to 3,600 metres to fly over the Jungfraujoch ridge.

Oris has now launched a new watch to celebrate 100 years since Bider's Alpine crossing.

The Oris Oskar Bider Limited Edition is limited to 300 pieces, and is presented in a wooden box. It has an Oris Big Crown case measuring 42 mm, and the case back features an engraved tribute to Oskar Bider.

The watch has vintage-style domed plexi glass and a black guilloche dial, and the indices and hands are filled with SuperLumiNova. It is powered by the Oris calibre 774, with a chronograph function and a date window at 3 o'clock. The Oskar Bider Limited Edition is water resistant to 3 bar and comes with a dark brown leather strap.
Price to follow.