It’s no secret that Oris diving watches are much loved by the watch enthusiast around the world. They are handsome, robust and they offer the best value in the Swiss made watch industry.
The manufacturer of luxurious mechanical watches is committed to making world’s ocean are healthy enough to dive. It has been supporting and championing ocean conservation programmes for years, most recently through The Oceans Project, which raises awareness and funds for pioneering agencies with game-changing visions.
The latest expression of Oris’s mission is the Blue Whale Limited Edition, the third and final piece in the Oris Ocean Trilogy, a trio of watches based on the Oris Aquis diver’s watch. The new watch is limited to just 200 pieces and will only be available as part of a set delivered in a unique presentation case made of recycled PET plastic bottles.
The first two pieces in the trilogy were announced at Baselworld this year. The first two pieces – Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition III and the Clean Ocean Limited Edition have been made in partnership with the Reef Restoration Foundation and Pacific Garbage Screening respectively. While those watches focused on restoring coral reefs and cleaning the world’s waters, the Blue Whale Limited Edition turns to the plight of whales, and in particular to protecting the world’s largest animal.
The blue whale is the largest animal on the planet. But after centuries of poor treatment, the species is currently listed as endangered. Oris’s new partner, the charity Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), has been funding vital research and conservation projects for 30 years. It calculates there were once around 350,000 blue whales in our oceans, but pre-industrial hunting extinguished the population, and it’s anticipated there are now only between 10,000 and 25,000 left.
The Oris Blue Whale Limited Edition supports WDC’s work. Based on the Oris Aquis diver’s watch, it has a 45.50 mm stainless steel case water-resistant to 50 bar (500 metres), 48 hour power reserve , an aqua blue ceramic bezel and a graduated aqua blue dial. Inside it is an automatic Swiss Made chronograph movement, powering the first ever Aquis 3, 6 and 9 chronograph dial layout. This limited edition features a medallion made of recycled PET plastic set into the case back. These recycled medallion serves as a reminder to reduce our use of plastic.
The case back carries an embossed blue whale and the limited edition number. Only 200 pieces will be made, and the watch is only available as part of the Oris Ocean Trilogy set, which comes in a special presentation box made of recycled PET plastic.
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