For The Love Of Cricket: Oris x Marylebone Cricket Club’s Father Time Limited Edition

THM Desk
9 Jan 2024 |
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The gentle 'thwack' of leather on willow. The polite applause after a boundary. The tense hush before a bowler begins his run-up. Cricket is a game defined by timing, tradition, and respect. Now, Oris and the venerable Marylebone Cricket Club have collaborated to celebrate their shared values in a fitting tribute: the Father Time Limited Edition watch.  

Oris and MCC

Cast in bronze and limited to 1,926 pieces, this new timepiece symbolizes the historic partnership between Oris and MCC. As the first Official Timekeeper of Lord's Cricket Ground, Oris is now intrinsically linked to the very heartbeat of the game. The limited edition honors both Oris' role and the two organizations' commitment to community outreach. Proceeds from sales will fund youth cricket programs, helping bring positive change on and off the pitch.

MCC Lords

The watch's design draws inspiration from an iconic symbol of Lord's: the weathervane known as Father Time that crowns the famous clock tower. Depicting the mythical figure stooping over a set of stumps, it references the umpire's call of "Time", signaling the day's end. The 40mm case, crown and bezel are cast in bronze, naturally developing a unique patina over time. 

Oris Father Time Limited Edition watch

Inside ticks the Oris 754 caliber, powering center hour, minute and seconds hands. The date is read via a central red-tipped hand, a nod to Oris' signature Big Crown Pointer Date watches. The caseback depicts Father Time and the edition number, while a bronze bracelet and sustainable leather strap are included.

Oris x Marylebone Cricket Club’s Father Time Limited Edition watch Caseback

For Oris, the limited edition represents far more than branding. It reaffirms the independent Swiss brand's commitment to sustainability, community and the universal language of sport. As MCC CEO Guy Lavender states, "Cricket is a game that encourages friendship and teamwork, and unifies people from all walks of life."

Oris x Marylebone Cricket Club’s Father Time Limited Edition Box
With the Father Time Limited Edition, Oris and MCC are leveraging the global appeal of cricket to effect positive change. Sales proceeds will fund youth cricket initiatives, expanding access and opportunity. In bronze and on the wrist, it's a perfect embodiment of heritage and hope.