Our oceans provide us with so much, that more than fair, it seems natural to give back. And with this thought in mind Oris has decided to release a limited edition watch, with its proceeds destined to care for the oceans inhabitants, at Baselworld 2017.

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It has long been a mission statement of Oris to protect endangered marine species. Now they will be sharing profits from sales of their future release the “Oris Aquis Hammerhead” to support a shark conservation project run by Pelagios Kakunja. This non-profit organization has devoted its expertise to studying the migratory paths of marine predators, with the support of a professional diver, who just so happens to also be an Oris ambassador, Jérôme Delafosse.


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This release brings to mind the also recent “IWC Aquatimer Chronograph ‘Sharks’ Edition” (Ref#: IW379506) joint venture with the Taschen publishing company. They also have drawn attention to the alarming situation endangering the future of sharks, as well as highlighting their peculiarities. All this thru the lens of the photographer Michael Muller, who has dedicated this last decade to capturing images of sharks in their natural habitat and has recently published a book of them thru Taschen.


“IWC Aquatimer Chronograph ‘Sharks’ Edition” (Ref#: IW379506) * Image courtesy of: IWC

Pelagios Kakunja has been on his own personal mission trying to decipher the movement and pathways of some of the oceans most prime predators. Its latest project has made its main focus the endangered Scalloped Hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) a species of sharks, located in the Eastern Pacific. The “International Union for Conservation of Nature” in its latest analysis have estimated the global population of the Scalloped Hammerheads has declined by up to 90% over the last 30 years.


The 45mm multi-piece case on this watch is made of stainless-steel. Its solid case back features an engraving of the Scalloped Hammerhead and the numbered edition of each of these limited edition timepieces.


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Also includes a uni-directional polished bezel fitted with a black ceramic inlay, just like previous Aquis models featured. The dial is covered by a double domed sapphire crystal and the watch has been equipped with a screw-in crown, plus a crown protection that assures water-resistance can reach up to 500 meters (1640 feet).


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Time is exhibited on a grey dial with applied hour index markers, pointed out by polished nickel hour and minute hands. All the index markers, plus the hours, minutes and the tip of the blue central second’s hand, have been filled with a luminescent material, for an enhanced legibility. Also includes a double-window week and day aperture at the 3 o’clock position.


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Oris Aquis Hammerhead

This “Oris Aquis Hammerhead” (Ref#: 01 752 7733 4183 MB) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, caliber Oris 752 with 26 jewels and 28,800 vph. This movement was originally based on the Sellita SW 220-1. Power reserve on this timepiece can last up to 38 hours, when fully wound.


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Mounted to the watch is the option of either a: black rubber strap with a safety and quick-adjust folding clasp, or a stainless-steel bracelet. This watch is a limited edition of only 2000 produced pieces.


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Written by Mauro Az