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Concerned about the future of the shark, the Oris brand has taken the plunge and funded a research project in partnership with a famous diver and an NGO, while creating a limited edition diving watch.

The oceans are not only a gigantic and magnificent body of blue water bringing waves to lap at our feet when we are relaxing on our beach towels in summer. They are also and above all a habitat for billions of marine species, some of which, including the shark, are endangered. A victim of the industrialisation of fishing, of local laws to protect holidaymakers and surfers to the detriment of wildlife, and of underwater hunting for idiots in search of adrenalin, the shark is in danger of extinction in less than 50 years if nothing is done to protect it.

oris hammerhead limited edition caseback

Based on the second generation Aquis, a model from which it takes its shape, the new Hammerhead Limited Edition features a 45.5mm steel case that is water resistant down to 500m. The case is topped with a rotating bezel fitted with a black ceramic ring and a sliver diving scale, and has a screw-in crown encircled by side protections. The case back shows an engraving of a scalloped hammerhead shark. Thus protected in its attractive steel case, the Oris 752 calibre – an automatic movement based on the Sellita SW220 – drives the hour and calendar functions while supplying a power reserve of about 38 hours.

At the centre of the steel grey dial with a sunburst finish, two wide nickel hands of the dauphine type show the hours and minutes on a luminescent hour rim and white and blue minute markers; the second hand, meanwhile, has a blue finish. A double window at 3 o’clock shows the day and date.

Price: 2 550 CHF

By Sharmila Bertin