Partnerships in the watch industry are very common. Many watch brands have a link with automotive, sports or even a combination of those. Something you see less is that watch brands team up for a good cause, and nature in special. Oris has found a way to put their divers up for a good cause. As environmental change is a hot topic already, the corrosion of the coral reef gets the full attention through the Oris Staghorn Restauration limited edition watch. They found a fitting partner in the Coral Restauration Foundation and created a unique diver to support their work. Coral is important as it has several functions, both environmental and economical. It protects the coast line by reducing the waves and currents, thus creating less impact and corrosion. It is a great living and feeding ground for marine life and therefore also a great source for fishing. Besides that it attracts tourists and offers recreational possibilities, which helps locals in their existence. More information in the press release below.
Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition
The world’s coral reefs face a grave threat. According to reports, one quarter of these delicate ecosystems have already been damaged beyond repair through bleaching, overfishing and careless tourism, with two-thirds of what remains under further threat.
But it’s not too late to do something about it. Oris is pleased to announce the Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition, a high- performance diver’s watch made in partnership with the Coral Restoration Foundation, a non-profit conservation organisation working to preserve the world’s coral reefs. Oris is supporting its vital work through sales of the watch, which is limited to 2,000 pieces.
The Coral Restoration Foundation is a Florida-based, non-profit ocean conservation organisation committed to restoring the world’s coral reefs. It believes that everyday individuals can make ecological change happen, and inspires others through education and volunteering programmes to take large-scale action to secure the future of delicate coral ecosystems.
The Coral Restoration Foundation is making a tangible difference to the world’s oceans. In 2015, it outplanted 22,502 new corals through its volunteer replanting schemes, and was preparing a further 40,000 to repopulate native reefs. It also hosted 72 dive programmes to educate and inspire ‘voluntourists’ to take action and save our oceans. Its important work continues.
The Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition is part of the sleek next-generation Aquis collection launched this year, and has a number of distinguishing features. The first is its use of colour. The dial is dark blue, while key indications, including the central seconds hand and the bezel’s zero marker on the minute scale are in punchy orange. Orange was chosen both to reflect the colour of Staghorn coral, and because it’s one of the most visible colours in the low-light conditions found underwater.
The dial is punctuated by day and date indications. The day is shown through a sequence of seven windows cut into a circle running around the inner part of the dial, each of which fills with orange on the appropriate day. The date is positioned at 6 o’clock, and is also orange.
As with all watches in the new Aquis collection, the Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition features an automatic mechanical movement and a uni-directional rotating diver’s bezel with a ceramic insert for timing dives. This model has a 43.5mm stainless steel case and is water-resistant to 30 bar (300 metres). The case back is decorated with a Staghorn coral embossed in relief and the limited edition number.
The Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition has a 43.5mm stainless steel case with a uni-directional rotating bezel with a polished black ceramic insert
The watch shows days of the week in orange through a series of windows arranged in a circle on the inner dial. Orange is the colour of Staghorn coral
‘Oris is deeply committed to our ocean life,’ said Oris Chairman Ulrich W. Herzog. ‘We’ve been making diver’s watches for more than 50 years and during that time we’ve worked with a number of pioneering environmental charities and organisations. Today, we are so pleased to be working with the Coral Restoration Foundation. It’s an ongoing part of our company vision to support conservation efforts and when we learned about the foundation’s outplanting programme, we felt inspired. Thanks to the foundations tireless efforts, there is a solution to the threat facing the world’s coral reefs, and we wanted to offer our support. The Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition will make a huge difference to securing the future of this precious ecosystem. My thanks to all those who choose to join us in this vitally important quest.’
Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition Ref. No. 01 735 7734 4185 RS, Ø 43.50mm Limited to 2,000 pieces
- Automatic movement Oris Cal. 735, based on Sellita SW 220-1, with date window at 6 o’clock
- Weekdays displayed through seven apertures on an inner circle by an orange indicator. Instantaneous jump at midnight
- Multi-piece stainless steel case and screw-in security crown with crown protection. Water-resistant to 30 bar/300 m
- Diver’s uni-directional rotating bezel with polished black ceramic insert and orange/white minute scale
- Screwed stainless steel case back with embossed Staghorn coral and engraved limited edition number
- Sapphire crystal domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating
- Dark blue dial with applied indices filled with Super-LumiNova®. Nickel hourand minute hands with Super-LumiNova® inserts. Orange central secondshand with Super-LumiNova® ‘lollipop’ insert
- Black rubber strap with Oris-developed safety anchor and quick adjustmentsliding-sledge folding clasp. Also available with a stainless steel bracelet
- The presentation box with an insignia on the inside featuring the Staghorncoral is made using environmentally friendly regenerative algae
- Swiss retail price CHF 2,000 on a strap, CHF 2,200 on metal bracelet (timewindow March 2017)
The watch’s stainless steel case back is embossed with a Staghorn coral and the limited edition number
The presentation box of the Oris Staghorn Limited Edition with an insignia of the Staghorn coral on the inner cover, is made using environmentally friendly regenerative algae