With the release of the Blue Whale Limited Edition,Swiss made dive watch Oris completes its Ocean Trilogy of Aquis dive watches with proceeds benefiting various marine conservation efforts.
Limited to 200 portions, the Blue Whale kicks off Oris ’ new partnership with Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), which has funded studies and conservation efforts for 3 decades.
The forty five.5mm stainless steel chronograph features a gradated blue dial with chrono counters located at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, making it the primary Aquis with that dial layout. There is likewise a date window among 4 and 5 o’clock, immediately date, and date corrector.
The automated Swiss-made motion has a energy reserve of forty eight hours, and the hefty case is water resistant right down to 50 bar, or 500 meters, with a ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel for monitoring elapsing dive instances. On the case back, an embossed photo of a blue whale and the model name and wide variety distinguish it as a constrained edition.
The Blue Whale Limited Edition is devoted to defensive the world’s biggest animal, that is an endangered species with an envisioned populace of most effective 10,000 to twenty-five,000 according to WDC. Though industrial whaling has ceased, the blue whale remains threatened by using fishing nets, environmental adjustments that cause habitat loss, and the noise created with the aid of anthropogenic sports. WDC works to combat these threats round the sector.
“We work globally through campaigns, lobbying, advising governments, conservation initiatives, discipline studies, rescue, training, and plenty extra,” stated Fabian Ritter, a marine biologist at WDC’s German office, in a news release. “Blue whales are iconic animals and a image of the plight of our planet. You could say that saving blue whales for the long-term might provide us desire.”
Oris rolled out the first pieces of the trilogy at Baselworld in March. Each restricted to two,000 portions, the Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition III advantages Reef Restoration Foundation and the Clean Ocean Limited Edition supports Pacific Garbage Screening. With most effective 200 pieces, the very last Blue Whale version is completely available in a boxed set of the 3 watches (US$10,500 for the three-piece set), and a portion of the proceeds will go to charity.
The watches come packaged in a special presentation container fabricated from recycled PET plastic derived from used plastic bottles shredded into small portions and organized via hand before they may be pressed into the precise panels that form the outer shell of the container.
“We’ve been very intentional approximately our mission to bring exchange for the better,” stated Oris co-leader govt Rolf Studer in a information release. “The environmental challenges the sector faces are actual, and we believe that each individuals and corporate entities have a responsibility to conquer them.”