Baselworld 2010: Oris Col Moschin Special Forces Watch

Special forces watch -49mm titanium case, antimagnetic, “gun metal grey” PVD, 1,000m water resistant…

Tribute to the Italian 9th Reggimento d’Assalto Paracadutisti (9th Parachutist Assault Regiment)

This is the new “Col Moschin” Limited Edition watch from Oris.   In a testament to its worthiness, Oris had it field tested by the Col Moschin – perhaps the most elite unit of the Italian Army.  “Field tested” is perhaps an understatement given that the Col Moschin special forces wore the watch on jumps from 9,000 meters and on dives down to 40 meters, among other rugged uses.  Most striking about this watch is its size – the 49mm case is massive just like it looks.  But because the case is titanium, and it comes on a rubber strap, it is probably much lighter than you might think.  Also adding to its manly appeal is its thick, brush-finish bezel that looks very tough.  Lest you forget what country’s elite special forces this watch is inspired by, the power reserve is done in the Italian colors of red, white and green.  You may recall that Oris introduced a similar, actually slightly larger (51mm case), watch last year – the Oris ProDiver Chronograph (link here, scroll down about halfway), however I like this watch much better – it seems like a perfect Special Forces watch.  But I think it could do without all the etched text on the side of the case (close up below).

Oris Col Moschin

Limited edition of 2,000

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The 9th Parachutist Assault Regiment Seal

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  • The Rake

    Massive, rugged looking case and bezel, offset by smallish, boring dial. Not a fan of the Italian colors on it, though I get their presence. Too bad.

    • Kyle

      A pithy but fair critique – I always enjoy your comments!

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  • Nate

    I think it looks great, I don’t mind the Italian colours and I would consider buying one. I am an SF soldier, but I currently wear a Titan Small Second, which is just about perfect.

    • ROBB

      PLEASE CHECK OUT EBAY AND PUT IN MODEL NUMBER 66776457284RS AND YOU WILL SEE THE WATCH!

  • jacobs

    oris is the best price quality watch over all the world en the only one that makes fantastic watches
    i am consider to buy the italian watch moschin
    greatings
    gert.

    • Sonimages

      Oris Moschin will be my next timepiece…could not wait to get it…

      • ROBB

        PLEASE CHECK OUT EBAY AND PUT IN MODEL NUMBER 66776457284RS AND YOU WILL SEE THE WATCH!

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    I think it looks great,oris is the best price quality watch.Loved it.

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