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Oris celebrates the life of baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente and the humanitarian work of the Roberto Clemente Foundation with a limited edition watch.
Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker is a 20th century hero. Born the youngest of seven children in Puerto Rico in 1934, he would go on to become one of the greatest baseball players in the history of the game. At 17, he began his career in the Puerto Rican Professional Baseball League and a year later moved to the U.S. to join the Los Angeles Dodgers organisation. He was an exceptional athlete, with a mighty throwing arm. He won two World Series with the Pirates and became a 12-time winner of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award before reaching 3,000 hits – with the last hit of his career in September 1972, making him the first Latin American player to reach the mark.
For such a special man, and to reflect the work of such a special foundation, Oris has created the Roberto Clemente Limited Edition. Fittingly, the watch is based on an Oris icon, the Big Crown Pointer Date. The black and gold detailing is inspired by Roberto’s uniform, while the light brown strap and its double stitching reflects the aesthetic of a baseball glove. Finishing the look is a case back engraved with Roberto’s image.