Baselworld 2019 has only just began, but has already given us two brand new Limited Edition Aquis watches, the Oris Clean Ocean Limited Edition and the Oris Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition too, both promoting and supporting the fight to save our oceans and reefs.
This is the third time Oris have returned to the Great Barrier Reef for a limited edition timepiece, this time, as part of the luxury Swiss watch makers new ‘The Oceans Project’ which has been started in an effort to raise awareness of the many threats to the health and sustainability of our oceans, reefs and all the living things that need them to survive.
This new watch, based on the Aquis, a high performance dive watch, will directly provide support to the coral planting mission of the Reef Restoration Foundation, an Australian, non-profit organisation, fighting to save reefs around the world, especially The Great Barrier Reef. This model arrives with a gradient blue dial, an aqua blue ceramic bezel insert and a novel circular date window.
The Oris Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition III acts as a symbol and a statement of Oris’s intent, and their mission to clean up our oceans and help to change the world for the good. This Limited Edition model has been created in partnership with the aforementioned Reef Restoration Foundation, who were only founded back in 2016, but have been doing immense work to save the ocean. Based on one of the most popular flagship models from Oris, the Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition III is a high-performance dive watch in every way, with a uni-directional rotating bezel, water resistance up to 300m (30 Bar) and fantastic legibility and illumination for dark conditions. Inside the 43.5mm stainless steel case sits the Oris 743/SW 220-1 automatic winding movement, which is used to power the small seconds dial, and the fantastic circular date wheel too. On the rear of the watch is an engraved coral reef design and the limited edition number of the watch, the box that the watch arrives in is also made from environmentally friendly algae with recycled plastic inlays to promote a more eco-friendly way of working. This model is limited to only 2,000 pieces.