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Oris Hank Aaron Limited Edition

The new Oris Hank Aaron Limited Edition is limited to 2,297 pieces globally.

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Oris Hank Aaron Limited Edition

(PRESS RELEASE) In the continuation of Oris‘ longstanding baseball and charity initiatives, we’re announcing a new collaboration between Oris and The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation, a US-based non-profit organization focused on awarding millions of dollars in scholarships to youth with limited opportunities. To date, it’s helped over 800 kids into higher education, many going on to become athletes, musicians, doctors, scientists, and, most importantly, educators.

Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron was one of the greatest athletes and humanitarians of the past half-century. He never sought the spotlight, but it found him because of his many achievements.

Aaron was also one of the greats in Major League Baseball (MLB) history. Throughout his career, he encountered racism on and off the field, yet rose above it with grace and dignity to become a symbol of perseverance and strength through adversity, and an agent of social change.

Just as people give watches to mark special occasions, we’ve created a watch to remember one of baseball’s most special men. The Hank Aaron Limited Edition is dedicated to the extraordinary life and humanitarian work of Hank Aaron, a baseball Hall of-Famer who devoted his life to improving the chances of others.

The watch is based on Oris’s signature design, the Big Crown Pointer Date, with special touches that point to the great man and his record-breaking career. The color palette of blue, red, and white is inspired by Hank Aaron’s famous baseball uniform. The palette is subtly applied to reflect Aaron’s humble attitude: in the blue-outlined red numerals; in the red outlined blue minutes ring that runs around the dial; and in the blue leather strap, which is finished with white stitching akin to the stitching on a baseball glove. It comes with an interchangeable blue, red, and white NATO fabric strap and a strap change tool.

Beyond, the watch is the familiar Big Crown, with a smooth, ergonomic round case in 40mm of stainless steel; a central pointer date hand with a red tip; a fluted bezel reminiscent of classic pilot’s watches; and an oversized crown, first added to an Oris watch in 1938 as a device for gloved airmen. The case back is engraved with a motif of Hank Aaron and his famous cross-handed batting stance, another thing that set him apart in the world of baseball.

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During the week of July 25, the Atlanta Braves will begin a special multi-day celebration of Aaron’s life and legacy. The Oris Hank Aaron Limited Edition forms part of that celebration, and all past winners of the award will receive one of the 2,297 pieces.

The new Oris Hank Aaron Limited Edition is limited to 2,297 pieces globally and priced at $2,500 USD, 3,400 CAD and comes in a special presentation box with a limited-edition certificate.

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