Two years ago, Oris released the Carl Brashear Dive watch. Their first and only bronze watch at the time, it was based on the 42mm Diver 65 platform, was limited to a mere 2,000 pieces, and was a huge hit. It was also made to celebrate the life and achievements of the extraordinary Carl Brashear, the first U.S Navy amputee diver and the first African-American Master Diver, the latter of which he achieved after losing part of his leg in a salvage mission. Carl Brashear’s story was also told in the film Men of Honor, where he was played by Cuba Gooding Jr.
To follow up the 2016 release, Oris has outdone themselves with the Carl Brashear Chronograph LE. Built on the Diver 65 concept, the new chronograph is 43mm, all bronze save the embossed stainless steel case back and features the Oris Calibre 771, which is based on the Sellita SW 510 caliber. This makes the watch the second bronze watch ever in their collection, and the first with this new integrated chronograph movement, and currently their only dual register chronograph.