Oris has just launched a new edition of Oris Aquis for the protection of the oceans and this one specifically for the protection of the largest fish in the oceans the Whale Shark, which also gives its name to this watch, the Oris Aquis Whale Shark Limited Edition.
For many years, Oris has been embracing planetary causes with a view to protecting the environment, particularly the oceans, this new edition aims to awaken people to the need to protect a predatory species that play a role in the balance of the ecosystem, whose population it is in danger having dropped to more than half in the last 75 years due to pollution in the oceans, fishing for inadequate quantities, shocks with ships among many others. In this way, Oris joins Gerardo del Villar, an explorer, photographer and speaker who has been photographing this species for 15 years, to carry out the mission of consciousness people and helping to protect this species. The Whale shark despite its size as an adult that can approach a school bus and the fact that is one of the top predators of the oceans, they feed on small fish and underwater vegetation, it is a docile and even kind species allowing swimmers to cling to them for a stroll as happens with the dolphins.
The new Oris Aquis Whale Shark has as its main feature its textured gradient blue dial with a pattern that aims to recreate the skin of the whale shark, besides it presents the usual 43.5mm steel case, with a blue ceramic bezel with the 24-hour scale that serves as the basis for the GMT hand, some orange accents and the usual silver indexes and central hands all filled with lume and a date window at 3 o’clock. The case comes with front sapphire glass and a solid case back with the whale shark engraved on it, in addition to the inscriptions that this is a limited-edition of 2016 units and the respective individual numbering of the corresponding unit. The watch offers a water resistance of up to 300 meters.
Inside, operates the automatic movement Oris 798 calibre, offering up to 42 hours of power reserve, the watch also comes with a steel bracelet whose surfaces alternate between polished and brushed just like with the watch case.
Final considerations, this is not just another limited edition as you often hear on social networks, it is a noble cause in which we all have a duty to participate, helping to protect the environment and protect animals, especially endangered species, it is clear that we do not have to buy the watch to help as there are countless simple actions that we can develop every day and without having to spend a cent. But in relation to the watch, it is a very interesting and very beautiful model that features an attractively textured dial, anyone looking for a dive watch with a navy blue-green dial should consider this option.
Model: Aquis Whale Shark Limited Edition
Dial: Gradient blue texture with a pattern of skin whale shark
Case Material: Stainless steel, ceramic bezel
Case Dimensions: 43.5 mm diameter
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Stainless steel
Caliber: Oris 798 (Sellita SW 330-1)
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, GMT
Frequency: 28,800 Vph
Power Reserve: 42 Hours
Price: € 2,650
Limited Edition: Yes, 2016 pieces