Friday, June 3, 2016

Doing Good - Omega and Orbis

Interestingly enough, the main thrust of the press release that I received was regarding Cindy Crawford's participation with Orbis (Which is important and worth reporting on) and towards the end of the release I found this -
Courtesy of Omega
This is the De Ville Prestige Orbis for men.  And while I should be trying to maintain my professional objectivity - I REALLY LOVE THIS WATCH!

Courtesy of Omega

It was created to help raise awareness and funds for Orbis. Now you might not notice it at first glance, but the dial is graced by the images of teddy bears.  

Now, I tend to like teddy bears on basic principle, but these guys are special - the are emblematic of the Omega Teddy Bear.  

Courtesy of Omega
I know what  you're thinking - big deal, what's so important about the Omega Teddy Bear?  Plenty, here's what -

Undergoing eye surgery can be a confusing and scary time for children. That’s why OMEGA and Orbis came up with a simple way to soften the procedure – a cuddly teddy bear.

OMEGA provides this friendly companion for every young Orbis patient. It makes it easier for doctors to explain what’s about to happen and gives comfort to the chil- dren before and after surgery.

As well as being a big hit with the chil- dren, the teddy bear has provided a playful way for OMEGA’s brand ambassadors to raise awareness for Orbis International and their ght
against preventable blindness.

The cuddly toy also graces the design of the new Orbis watches. Used as an inspired pattern, the OMEGA teddy bear can be found on the dial and caseback of all three De Ville Prestige watches. 

So here are the rest of the details on this mega cool watch -


This De Ville Prestige "Orbis" is characterised by a number of distinctive elements, making it a fine celebration of the critical eye care provided by Orbis International and its Flying Eye Hospital.
One way that OMEGA supports their vital work, is to provide a cuddly teddy bear for every young patient. That touch has been used as the inspiration for this timepiece.
The watch has a 39.5 mm stainless steel case and a sun-brushed and lacquered blue dial that features a subtle OMEGA teddy bear pattern. The teddy bear logo on the vertically brushed caseback has also been specially designed just for this collection.
The dial features polished-domed Roman numerals as well as a blue central seconds hand. There is a date window at 3 o'clock and the watch comes presented on a blue leather strap. Inside, it is equipped with OMEGA's Co-Axial Calibre 2500.
Part of each sale will go towards funding the work of Orbis.
Domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside
Water resistance
3 bar (30 metres / 100 feet)
Case Diameter: 39.5 mm

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