Oris is once again rolling up its sleeves and wearing the suit for the environmental cause, this time in partnership with Bracenet, in defence of the oceans.
Bracenet is a social organization that was born by the hand of its two founders who, after taking a trip to Tanzania and diving there, found an absurd amount of so-called “ghost nets” and remains of fishing nets dropped in the ocean, which in addition to pollution causes devastating consequences for marine life, causing death and injury to countless species. This organization’s mission is to collect and “recover” these nets dropped in the oceans, helping to clean up and transform them into beautiful bracelets and other products.
The new Oris x Bracenet Aquis repeats the formula of many other collaborations in this social sphere, focusing on dials made entirely from these nets collected from the ocean, through a process of melting, cooling, compression, moulding and cutting without adding additives or glues which results in unique dials. They feature a predominant shade of green, easily explained by the colours of the fishing nets, but also where we can find some blue and white nuances derived from the colours of some other nets.
The new Aquis once again wears the collection’s traditional stainless steel case, which is available here in two sizes, 36.5mm and 43.5mm, featuring a steel diving bezel with embossed scale, sapphire crystal on both sides, screw-down crown at the three o’clock flanked by crown guards, and 300m of water resistance.
Inside we find the Calibre Oris 733 based on the Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement which, in addition to operating the three central hands, provides a date window at 6 o’clock, offering up to 38 hours of power reserve.
The watch is attached to the traditional three-link integrated steel bracelet and will be available from September 2023 at a price of €2,350.
We never tire of highlighting the efforts made by brands like Oris to support diverse and different environmental causes, at a time when it is essential that we all row in the same direction, raising awareness and bringing more and more people to embrace this noble cause.
The result is visible and impressive, not only improving marine life but also offering a beautiful and unique dial that will hardly fail to make its owner smile.
We can only congratulate Oris once again for the beautiful initiative and hope that many more will follow.
More information here.
Model: Oris x Bracenet Aquis Date
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 43.50 mm x 12 mm, 36.50 mm x 12.50 mm
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Sapphire Glass
Water Resistance: 300 Meters
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp
Calibre: Oris 733 (based on Sellita SW200-1)
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 Vph)
Power Reserve: 38 Hours
Price: € 2,350
Limited Edition: No
Availability: September 2023