Oris will be the MCC’s first official timekeeper, according to the agreement.
The clocktower atop the Mound Stand at Lord’s, as well as the stadium’s scoreboard, will give Oris brand recognition.
Any player whose name is inscribed on the Lord’s Honours Boards would receive an Oris timepiece as part of the settlement. A cricketer is featured on the Honours Boards when the player scores a century or takes five wickets or more in an innings or ten wickets in an international game
Guy Lavender, MCC Chief Executive and Secretary added, “This is the first time in our more than 230-year history that MCC has welcomed an official timekeeper to Lord’s Cricket Ground. This is a historic partnership for the club and the ground, and we look forward to recording great moments in time together with Oris.”
Rolf Studer, Co-Chief Executive of Oris, said, “This is a watershed moment in the history of MCC, Lord’s and Oris. For cricket fans around the world, Lord’s is hallowed ground and the undisputed Home of Cricket. Lord’s brings people together and makes people smile, which is hugely important to us.
“So we’re thrilled to be partnering with MCC, which shares Oris’s values of excellence, forward-thinking tradition and doing the right thing. Like Oris, MCC is aligned with the United Nations’ Agenda for Sustainable Development.”