Watch Of The Day: Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition IIWritten by Joshua Yap
Your one-minute primer to the Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition II.
For a feel-good tool watch, consider this ticker. Its name should clue you in on its affiliation to the renowned aeromedical service that provides healthcare to those living in rural areas of Australia. With the sale of each of the 2,000 pieces available, Oris will make a donation to the non-profit organisation. Based on the Big Crown pilot's watch collection, the 45mm stainless steel timepiece is powered by an automatic movement and features a pulsometer scale controlled by a bi-directional rotating bezel, which can also be used to track a second time zone or as a timer.
Though he wasn’t inducted into the world of watch journalism by choice, Joshua was hooked by mechanical horological wonders in no time. Although he personally favours modestly sized, no-nonsense timepieces, he sometimes misses the outrageous mind-bogglers of the pre-Credit Crunch years. As he dreams of owning a modern haute horlogerie watch one day, he’s currently content scouring the Internet for vintage value buys.