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A watch with an environmental message

Mar 25. 2019
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By The Nation

Oris joins hands with expedition swimmer Ernst Bromeis to boost environmental awareness with the launch of the Oris Aquis Date Relief watches for high-performance divers.

Inspired by the colour and feeling of water, the grey dial recalls the colour of a stormy sea, while the watch’s signature diving scale numerals in relief are a reminder of the texture of water, as well as its elemental role in all life.

The watch shares its architecture and performance values with the Oris Aquis Date. It has a 43.50mm stainless steel case with a uni-directional rotating diver’s bezel and is water-resistant to 300 metres. 

It comes with a choice of straps or a metal bracelet, and its sapphire crystal sits over a dial decorated with applied hour markers, which, like the hour and minutes hands, are filled with luminescent Super-LumiNova. Its Swiss Made automatic mechanical movement provides it with a central seconds hand – in urgent red – and a date, seen through a window at 6 o’clock.

Oris has also introduced a watch strap made from a material called r-Radyarn, which is produced from post-consumer recycled polymer in a process that requires significantly less energy and water than conventional manufacturing methods. 

Oris continues to work with non-profit organisations on projects that bring real change. In the last few years, the brand worked with the Coral Restoration Foundation to replant coral; with Pelagios Kakunj? to protect endangered shark species; and with conservationists looking to secure Unesco World Heritage Site status and protection for Clipperton Island, the world’s most remote atoll, which sits on a critical migration route for a number of threatened species.

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