Oris Fires Up a 3D-Printed Case for Limited Edition

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Oris teams with Canadian aerial firefighters Coulson Aviation to create the Coulson Limited Edition, a Big Crown ProPilot watch with an unusual 3D-printed carbon fiber case and a fiery gradient orange dial.

The Oris Coulson Limited Edition, a Big Crown ProPilot watch with an unusual 3D-printed carbon fiber case.

Oris created the 41mm case with the assistance of Switzerland’s ETH Zurich university (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). Researchers there utilized a high-grade polymer PEKK developed for the aerospace industry. Technicians weave the material with carbon fiber to create a rigid, ultra-lightweight material.

According to the Oris, the process is so precise that you can create a pattern on the case. Most carbon fiber watch cases develop random patterns.  

Oris then finishes the watch with a grey-PVD-plated titanium fixed bezel, screw-down crown and case back, and a black textile strap. The watch and the movement together weigh a wispy 65 grams.

The fiery dial is meant to recall the work of Coulson’s firefighting pilots, who rush toward blazes while others turn away. Inside Oris fit its excellent and equally innovative COSC-rated Caliber 400, an anti-magnetic movement with a five-day power reserve.

In conduction with the release of the Coulson Limited Edition, Oris is promoting a documentary called “Birds of the Fireline.” Oris produced the fourteen-minute short-form documentary in-house.

Coulson Aviation in action.

Coulson Aviation is a Canadian-based family-run independent company that sends pilots, planes, and equipment to areas of the world affected by wildfires.


Oris will make 1,000 Coulson Limited Edition watches. Each is price at $4,500.

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