A special watch – the Hour Vision Blue – has been created to celebrate the partnership and Omega has guaranteed that at least one million U.S. dollars from its sale will be donated to Orbis.
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 caliber 8500 which can be viewed through the sapphire crystal on the caseback.
Omega president, Stephen Urquhart, said: “Omega is pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to Orbis’ remarkable mission. It’s particularly gratifying to be working with Daniel in support of an organization whose work we all believe in.”
Since it was founded in 1982, Orbis has carried out programs in 88 countries to provide medical training, tools and technology for local partners to address avoidable blindness in their communities. As a result of Orbis’ support, more than 12 million individuals have received medical care and more than a quarter of a million eye care professionals have been trained.
Daniel Craig, an Omega Brand Ambassador, will visit Orbis’ Flying Eye Hospital with Omega later this year. He said: “I think that it’s important to do all that we can to draw attention to the invaluable work that Orbis is doing.
“By visiting them in the field and seeing their team at work, I hope we will be able to make more people aware of the issue of preventable blindness and to let them know how much of a difference they can make. I’m delighted that Omega feels as strongly about this initiative as I do.”