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Hands-On: Oris Clean Ocean And Oris Great Barrier Reef

Back in Baselworld, Oris released two gorgeous Limited Edition divers in their Aquis professional divers line, the Oris Clean Ocean (left) and Oris Great Barrier Reef (right).

Oris Clean Ocean

The watch itself has a beautiful aqua blue dial with very nice lume indexes. The bezel is ceramic and also blue that matches the dial. The watch is water resistant to 300M and beating inside is the Oris caliberCaliber The caliber ('movement') is the heart and engine of a watch. It consists of a number of interconnected components that work together. Energy is transmitted through the gear train, to the escapement mechanism. The escapement mechanism releases this energy in a controlled manner. This drives the gear train, which ultimately rotates the hands of the watch and keeps time. [More Info] 733, which is the Oris term for SW200. On the other side of this beautiful dial, the case back also has a recycled PET medallion.

The 39.5mm case Clean Ocean has a very noble objective, as this is to help fund a project that captures plastic waste. In the modern world, we are surrounded by plastic with almost everything we use, and to capture discarded plastic in the ocean is a great way to reduce our carbon footprint. This also helps save marine wild life from ingesting plastic and dying as a result. In addition to this cause, the outer shell of the box is made from algae and the interior is made with recycled plastic parts. Check out the back of the case as well, which will show a unique pattern for every single watch out there.  Recycled plastic, the Swiss way.

It’ll be available as of June 2019 and will be retailing at CHF 2,200.00

Oris Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition III

The 43.5mm Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition III, comes in an equally mesmerizing aqua blue dial and ceramic bezel that can look darker depending on the way light hits the dial. Oris modified the SW200 movement and instead of the central seconds hand, we have a sub seconds hand at the 9 o’clock position and circular date with yellow indicator.

This is quite a hefty watch both in feel and also in looks, you might even call it chunky when observing it from the side. Very much a toolwatch vibe though, and I mean that in a good way. On a 6,5′ wrist this was however pushing the size limits, just something to keep in mind for the smaller-wristed people out there. 

As the name indicates, Oris has partnered with the Reef Restoration Foundation and part of the proceeds from the sales of this limited edition will be contributed to restore the Great Barrier Reef with coral planting near the Fitzroy Island.

It’ll be available as of June 2019, retailing at CHF 2,450.00

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