Oris Carl brashear

The limited edition Oris Carl Brashear cal. 401 tells us a special story. Oris is proud to present to us a new watch made in collaboration with The Carl Brashear Foundation. Please direct your attention to the beautiful Oris Carl Brashear Cal. 401 Limited Edition!

The Carl Brashear Foundation tells a particularly inspiring story of discrimination, triumph, adversity and hope. The foundation is based on the life story of the first U.S. Navy Master Diver with an African-American identity: Carl Brashear.

In 1948, Brashear, then 17 years old, joined the U.S. Navy. Although he faced severe discrimination throughout his training, Brashear passed the leaden course with flying colors. Unfortunately, Brashear crashed on a mission in 1966, losing his leg and requiring lengthy rehabilitation. The fact that he subsequently earned the Master Diver certification with one leg shows once again that Brashear did not let anything or anyone throw him off course.

Carl Brashear passed away in 2006, but his story lives on. Combined with his motto"It's not a sin to get knocked down, it's a sin to stay down" -it is still used as an example of faith, strength, courage and decisiveness. Here, applied in a watch that can be called beautiful in itself.


Last October, Oris set a new standard for the movements of its watches with the Calibre 400. After this introduction, it was only a matter of time until the brand would announce the next "in-house caliber. This became the Calibre 401; a movement that is superior to the Calibre 400 with a distinctive seconds display at 6 o'clock.

The new Oris Carl Brashear Cal. 401 is the very first model equipped with this Calibre 401. Naturally developed according to the three pillars of the new standard: an increased level of anti-magnetism, five-day power reserve and 10-year warranty.

The special story, the beautiful movement and the standards make the Oris Carl Brashear Cal. 401 a value-added watch. Not to mention the aesthetic aspects.


The Oris Carl Brashear Cal. 401 features an ink blue dial and a bronze case; elements that underscore the nautical nature of the edition. Over time, a unique color combination will develop on the watch's copper elements, due to copper's natural reaction to moisture and carbon dioxide. The nylon strap with bronze "hardware" was developed by Erika's Originals® and has special, moisture-regulating properties. All in all, an impressive overall picture!


Thanks to our close collaboration with Oris, we have secured a number of copies. Claim your Oris Carl Brashear Cal. 401 right now or contact us for more information. A unique opportunity to honor Brashear in a dignified way and support The Carl Brashear Foundation.