Today, June 8, marks World Oceans Day – a day recognized by the United Nations since 2008 as being dedicated to preserving our oceans and marine life. Several top watch brands put their support behind this effort on a regular basis. Oris is one such brand. In fact, the company offers a Hammerhead Limited Edition watch that helps fight extinction of this particular shark, and it also unveils the Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition watch designed to restore and preserve Coral reefs. In fact, I will be joining the company on a mission to plant new coral in Key Largo in just about a week and will bring you details of that expedition soon. Here, though, in honor of World Oceans Day, we take a look at the Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Editon watch.
In a partnership with the non-profit organization, Coral Restoration Foundation, Oris is helping to stamp out damage to our coral reefs that is the result of such factors as over fishing, bleaching and careless tourism. A portion of the proceeds of each of the 2,000 Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition watches being sold goes to the organization’s efforts to repopulate reefs. The watches, part of the brand’s new Aquis collection, retailer for $2,200 on strap and $2,400 on bracelet.
Crafted in steel, the Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition watch features an ocean-blue dial with bold coral-colored accents. Powered by an automatic movement, the 43.5mm diver’s watch is water resistant to 300 meters. The caseback is engraved with a Staghorn coral and presentation box has regenerative algae in its make up. We look forward to going hands-on with this watch as we join Oris and the Coral Restoration Foundation in Key Largo next week as they repopulate the reefs there. Stay tuned.