Supporting good causes is something you expect from Oris. This Hölstein company has been utilising its dive-watch production to highlight the protection of oceanic ecosystems that under threat, by sponsoring expeditions and fundraisers. Their latest venture is sponsorship of The Clipperton Expedition, a ‘citizen-science’ expedition led by N2Pix, specialized in underwater imagery and expeditions owned by Canadians Michel Labrecque and Julie Ouimet.
This expedition had the aim to gather data to help develop existing shark migration theories, and to effect lasting change that will preserve Clipperton’s ecosystem.
Oris is now following this up with the launch of the Oris Clipperton Limited Edition, a diver’s watch based on the brand’s Aquis series. The dial of the Oris Clipperton has a gradient blue dial that reflects the water around the atoll. A stainless steel case with a diameter of 43.5mm is water resistant up to 300 meters (or 30 bar) and has a case back that has an embossed image of the Clipperton Island and its coordinates.
It has a gradient blue dial designed to reflect the color of the water around the atoll, which drops to 60 meters deep just offshore.
The watch has a self-winding Oris caliber 733, based on the Sellita SW200-1 movement. The price is CHF1,950 on rubber and CHF2,150 on the steel bracelet.