Independent Swiss watchmaker, Oris, in its mission to bring change for the better is partnering with two of the world’s most powerful agents of community as it makes an all-out effort through the pioneering men’s health charity Movember, and manager of the New York Yankees baseball team, Aaron Boone.
As an independent Swiss watch company, Oris has the freedom to go its own way and to choose projects the brand considers not just important, but urgent. One such initiative is men’s health, which is why they are working with Movember, a charity working to stop men dying too young.
Movember is doing incredible work to promote action and awareness around men’s physical and mental health. Oris has also presented the Oris Movember Edition, a special version of the iconic Oris Chronoris in support of the charity.
Fans come from all walks of life, but they unite in support of the team’s pursuit of victory. Similarly, Oris is bringing its community together to bring change for the better. As well as spearheading a worldwide fundraising campaign, Oris will donate part of the proceeds from the Movember Edition to Movember.
Too many men are dying too young. Experts calculate that prostate cancer rates will double in the next 15 years, while testicular cancer rates have doubled in the last 50. Each year, more than 500,000 men die by suicide around the world, meaning men account for three quarters of all suicides. Globally, suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15 to 29-year-old men.
Movember was founded in 2003 and has grown rapidly since. It has now supported more than 1,250 projects around the world that address these issues. Oris is proud to be one of the charity’s supporting partners. Movember has seen how community can help men struggling with serious health issues. Much like Yankees fans lift the team in times of adversity, Movember is looking for supporters who can help make a difference.
Whatever you do, from growing a moustache, to hosting an event, or getting active and taking on a physical challenge – it can all start a dialogue and save a man’s life,’ Simon continues. The charity’s bold vision is to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25 per cent by 2030. And, for the third year running, with the help of Oris and the Oris community, they will take another important step towards achieving that. Oris has become a significant partner in spreading awareness and raising vital funds.
Oris marks its partnership and support of the pioneering men’s mental health charity Movember with a special edition Chronoris. The watch diameter measures 39.00 mm (1.535 inches) and has a black dial with a rose gold-plated hour and minutes hands, orange seconds hand and white indices Luminous Material Hands printed with Super-LumiNova®.
The watch has a sapphire glass covering the top which is domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside. It has two bracelet options – either a brown leather strap with stainless steel buckle or a stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp. The watch is water resistant to 10 bar (100 meters) and has an automatic winding movement developed by Oris (caliber 733). It has a power-reserve of 38 hours and comes in a special presentation box with a well-designed leather travel pouch which protects the watch (luxury brands take note) and a red and white NATO fabric strap with stainless steel buckle.