As part of its vision to bring Change for the Better, Oris has become an official Movember Partner a Foundation that helps some of the biggest health issues facing men, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Oris announced the Movember Edition, a special edition watch made in partnership with the international men’s health charity.
The watch is based on Oris’s hugely successful Divers Sixty-Five, a heritage piece inspired by an Oris diver’s watch first introduced in 1965. Oris will make a donation to the Foundation based on sales of the watch.
The Movember Foundation was founded in 2003 and its mission is to help men live happier, healthier, longer lives and to stop them dying too young. Every November, it encourages men to grow moustaches to raise money in support of the 1,200 health projects it runs around the world. The event enjoys worldwide backing and is supported by numerous celebrities in sport, comedy and fashion.
The Movember Edition has a number of features linking it to the organization. The watch’s applied indices and hands are edged with rose gold plating, tying the watch in with Movember’s color palette, and simultaneously creating a unique look within the stylish Divers Sixty-Five collection.
The 1960s Oris logo engraved on the case back is framed by the words ‘Oris Movember Edition’ and the Movember Moustache logo. The same logo is heat-stamped into the watch’s brown leather strap at 12 and 6 o’clock. It is presented in a special heritage box and comes with a tricolor Bordeaux red, beige and dark brown NATO strap that features the Movember logo on the metal loop.
During the month of Movember, Oris will host a series of fundraising events across European cities, including shave downs, poetry slams, Movember walks and an auction of an Oris Movember Edition. Details will follow via Oris’s social media channels and via the hashtags #ORISMOVEMBER and #ORISCHANGEFORTHEBETTER.