Oris, a company committed to positive change, proudly supports charities that empower young people through sports and education. Building on their partnership with the Roberto Clemente Foundation, Oris now celebrates Hank Aaron with this unique limited-edition watch, a collaboration with the Chasing the Dream Foundation that Hank and his wife, Billye, established in 1994.
Hank Aaron’s legacy as a baseball player and an exceptional human being is etched in history. Born in Mobile, Alabama, in 1934, he discovered his love for baseball at a young age, dreaming of making it big. Joining the Milwaukee Braves in the 1950s, Hank showcased raw talent that left fans in awe. Hank never wavered despite adversity, discrimination, and immense pressure throughout his career. 1974 he made history, surpassing Babe Ruth’s long-standing home run record with an incredible 715 home runs, becoming the all-time home run king. Hank Aaron’s impact transcended baseball.
He used his platform to advocate for civil rights and equality, inspiring millions beyond the baseball world. As a trailblazer, he embraced his role with humility and grace. Even after retiring, Hank continued to make a difference through the Chasing the Dream Foundation. The foundation provided scholarships to youth with limited opportunities and helped over 800 kids pursue higher education.
The Oris Hank Aaron Limited Edition
Oris will produce 2,297 limited-edition timepieces to honour Hank Aaron, representing his unbeaten record for runs batted in. The watch draws inspiration from Hank’s famous Atlanta Braves uniform, featuring blue, red, and white accents. It is based on the classic Big Crown Pointer 40mm and is built in the same vein as the Roberto Clemente Limited Edition.
The Oris Hank Aaron Limited Edition stainless steel 40mm case has a familiar shape with a fluted bezel and large screw-in crown, with a solid steel caseback engraved with an image of Hank Aaron in his famous cross-handed batting stance. The white dial, topped with a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating inside, features blue outlined red numerals and red-outlined blue minutes ring with triangular hour indices filled with Super-LumiNova around, except for the double square-shaped index at 12 o’clock. The hour and minutes hands are filled with Super-LumiNova, too. For the date indication, the central hand with a red-tipped pointer will highlight the current date; the 31 days of the month are printed outside the minutes’ ring. It is powered by the Oris calibre 754, based on the automatic Sellita SW-200.
The commemorative package includes a leather strap with white stitching and a blue, red, and white NATO fabric strap with a steel buckle and a strap change tool. Priced at CHF 2,300 and now available, this Oris Hank Aaron Limited Edition is a timeless tribute to a true icon.
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