“Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder,” they say. But if the beholder has poor vision, the beauty of the world is lost. And helping restore that image is Orbis International and its Flying Eye Hospital in the fight against preventable blindness. And now they have a few new friends in luxury watchmakers Omega and their ambassador, actor Daniel Craig. While Craig is planning a visit to Orbis’ Flying Eye Hospital with Omega this year, Omega, on its part, is doing what it does best. In a bid to raise at least $1 million, the watchmakers have created a special edition Hour Vision Blue wristwatch.
The watch features a classic 41 mm stainless steel case and a sapphire crystal caseback. It comes equipped with Omega’s Co-Axial caliber 8500 and spots an 18-carat white gold hour, minute, and seconds hands coated with white Super-LumiNova. Making the chronograph more special is a specially designed sun-brushed blue dial.
Founded in 1982, Orbis is known to have medical training programs and to provide tools and technology for local partners for blindness prevention in 88 countries and has extended medical care to over 12 million people and trained at least 25 million more.