In honor of the 80th anniversary of the historic international competitions in sport aviation Challenge International de Tourisme, which took place in Berlin in August 1932, and paying tribute to the winning team of the outstanding events Swiss Oris brand has released a small series of exclusive wristwatch.
The model of Oris vintage watches called Oris Challenge International de Tourisme 1932 LE. It is executed in a retro-style classic pilot’s watch of the last century: a round body with massive hinges, durable leather belt, characteristic bezel with fine-cut, large Arabic numerals on contrasting dark substrate dial harmonize with the pointed shape of an arrow, coated glow in the dark composition.
However, as we have said the anniversary of Oris vintage watches is not only a reminder of the most important aviation championship in the history of pre-war Europe (12 August 1932 from the airfield Belin-Shtaaken 43 aircraft from 6 countries started), but also the memory of people who were doing this story. Certain elements in the design of new items are marked as aviation skills and advanced technical achievements of the team-winner. Back to describe Oris vintage watches, we can add that from the point of view of the model design, unlike many pilot’s watch modern generations, worked out very high quality. Elegant minimalist steel hull is very well complemented by gracefully curved lug and powerful belt of brown leather with white stitching. The crown is somewhat out of the general style of vintage “pilots” because the purpose of convenience made in much larger. However, this does not spoil the appearance of the model, possibly because the side notch of the crown looks well with bezel model. An interesting detail: the side of these classic Oris vintage watches with a small airplane on the cover is perceived as absolutely natural addition. Total Oris brand has released a 1932 model instance of Oris vintage watches. These watches are sold in a special gift box and only in conjunction with lighter Zippo.