By TLex ORIS have released a Limited Edition Diver to commemorate the Hirondelle, an historic Swiss built steamer that infamously sank into the waters of Lake Geneva on June 10th, 1862 after it hit an underwater rock.
Its wreck was discovered a hundred and four years later, in 1966 by a team of highly skilled divers. The watch will be made in a limited edition of 151 pieces - one for each year that has passed since it sank.
Special features of the Hirondelle Diver include: a power reserve indicator inspired by the Hirondelle's throttle gauge with replica throttle markings FULL, HALF and DEAD.
Its sleek black dial features a wave pattern and is applied with Super-LumiNova® filled markers. Its 49mm Ø Titanium case has a gunmetal-grey PVD coating.
Its bezel boasts a Tungsten inlay with engraved 60 minute dive-time scale. The watch includes Oris' patented 'rotation safety system' for the divers bezel. Its caseback shows the Hirondelle near Montreux with Dents du Midi Mountains in the background.
Further divers features of the watch include: a screwdown crown and caseback, an automatic Helium valve located at 9 o'clock, a double domed Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on its inside, a rubber divers strap with adjustable extendable safety clasp and a water-resistance of 100 bar/1000m.
The watch is powered by an Oris automatic mechanical movement 667, based on ETA 2897, with power reserve indicator, centralized seconds, minute and hour displays and a date display at 3 o'clock.
The Hirondelle Limited Edition Diver Ref. No. 667 7645 7294 is presented in a dark brown wooden gift box with a Swiss Retail price of 4,100CHF.