Oris has donated £39,133 ($50,000) to the RedBar Fund.
The fund is managed by RedBar Group, which claims to be the world’s largest watch collectors’ community with 55 chapters and more than 4,000 members, and supports local community projects that are meaningful to its members.
Oris raised some of the money from the sale of an Oris RedBar Limited Edition watch that it launched at last year’s CoutureTime in Las Vegas.
RedBar encourages collectors to give back to charitable organizations in communities where watch enthusiast gatherings take place.
V.J. Geronimo, Oris CEO in North America, said: “Oris’s mission to bring change for the better is at the heart of our vision and it impacts everything we do. This wonderful project shows the difference our watch community can make when we turn our passion into action.”
Kathleen McGivney, CEO of RedBar Group, said: “Our great thanks to Oris for this generous donation to the RedBar Fund. It has been a huge pleasure collaborating with the Oris team and seeing our global RedBar community united, both in appreciation of the watch and in working together to bring positive change. We’re excited to put these funds to good use in communities all over the world, and we look forward to further fruitful projects with Oris.”