OMEGA is proud to support ORBIS International and its Flying Eye Hospital in the fight against preventable blindness around the world. The De Ville Hour Vision Blue and the new Hour Vision Blue Annual Calendar were created to raise awareness of the life-changing work done by a remarkable organisation.
The OMEGA De Ville Hour Vision Blue and the De Ville Hour Vision Blue Annual Calendar celebrate OMEGA's partnership with Orbis International and call attention to its remarkable work. A portion of the profits from their sale support ORBIS and its Flying Eye Hospital, which delivers high-quality eye care to the world's remote and developing regions.
The Hour Vision Blue wristwatch is a special edition of the elegant Hour Vision. It has a classic 41 mm stainless steel case and is equipped with OMEGA's Co-Axial calibre 8500, the movement that signalled a revolution in series-produced mechanical watchmaking. Just added to the family is the Annual Calendar edition of the watch, powered by the exclusive OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 8601. Its date only has to be adjusted manually once a year, on the first of March.
"Adding distinction to the timepieces are their specially designed sun-brushed blue dials."
Adding distinction to the timepieces are their specially designed sun-brushed blue dials. They have 18K white gold facetted hour, minute and seconds hands. The Hour Vision Blue has a date window at 3 o’clock and the Annual Calendar model features both month and date windows at the 3 o’clock position.
OMEGA also produced a film with ORBIS International called Through Their Eyes. It documents Daniel Craig's visit to the Flying Eye Hospital when it was in Mongolia and movingly records the ORBIS team treating young patients and changing the lives of families forever.
Since it was founded in 1982, ORBIS International has carried out programs all over the world to provide medical training, tools and technology for local partners who then address blindness and eye disease in their communities. As a result of ORBIS's support, millions of individuals have received medical care and more than a quarter of a million eye care professionals have been trained.