Every November the Movember Foundation encourages men the world over to grow moustaches for charity in a bid to raise funds and draw attention to men’s health issues; prostate cancer, testicular cancer and matters of mental health are just some of the ailments Movember looks to tackle.
Starting in Australia around 20 years ago, Movember is now a global event and has attracted support from sponsors including Carlsberg, Gillette, the Royal Mail, Qantas, Google and now Oris.
As a part of the partnership – announced at the beginning of this month – Oris has produced a special edition of its Divers Sixty-Five. Called the Oris Movember Edition, a percentage from the sale of every watch will be donated to the Movember Foundation. Tweaks differentiating it from the standard Divers Sixty-Five include: a new dial configuration (black with ‘dot and dash’ hour markers), rose-gold plating to the hands and hour marker edges, discrete Movember moustache logo engraving/markings throughout, heritage presentation box, and an additional Movember Edition-only tricolour NATO strap.
Alongside the watch, Oris will also host a number of fundraising events throughout Europe during month of November – including “shave-downs, poetry slams, Movember walks and the auction of an Oris Movember Edition”. For the London event, Oris and Movember have teamed up with Shoreditch’s Nomad Barber for a ‘shave-down’: on November 1st the shop will be open only to those participating in Movember, providing complimentary wet shaves to fundraisers courtesy of Oris.
CEO of the Movember Foundation, Owen Sharp, says of the collaboration, “This is a really exciting partnership for us and we’re extremely grateful to Oris for all the support of this year’s Movember campaign. The Movember Edition is a great piece of design and we’re very proud to see the ‘Movember moustache’ on the watch. The collaboration will help us continue our work in funding vital research and support programmes impacting men’s health all over the world.”
Follow this link to book your appointment at the Nomad Barber and participate in the London ‘shave-down’: nomadxoris.resurva.com/book