ORIS – Carl Brashear Limited Edition

“It’s not a sin to get knocked down, it’s a sin to stay down”. The words of Afro-American navy diver Carl Brashear (1931-2006) are engraved on the back of the Oris model bearing his name: Carl Brashear Limited Edition. Inspired by 1950s diving suits, the 42mm case, rotating bezel with a minute track and screwdown crown are coated in bronze. It’s water-resistant to depths of 100m and its self-winding movement fuels the time and date functions. The domed blue dial features rose gold hour markers dotting the honey-hued minute track beneath gold baton-shape hour, minute and seconds hands. Everything’s coated in Super-LumiNova® so the time glows in the dark. The white-on-black date display lies at 6 o’ clock. Price: 2,600 CHF. Sharmila Bertin