Limited to just 2,000 pieces, the new Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition is the latest high-performance diver’s watch to join the next-generation Oris Aquis collection that was launched earlier this year during Baselworld. The watch was created in partnership with the Coral Restoration Foundation, a non-profit ocean conservation organisation based in Florida that is committed to restoring the world’s coral reefs, and part of the proceeds from sales of this timepiece will be donated to help fund its noble causes. To date, the organisation has hosted several outplanting activities meant to repopulate native reefs, as well as 72 dive programmes designed to educate and inspire volunteers to take action in saving our precious oceans.
Whether on land or exploring the deep blue sea, the Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition poses as the perfect everyday companion. Powered by an automatic mechanical movement, this timepiece features a plethora of useful functions, including a unidirectional rotating diver’s bezel with a ceramic insert that comes in handy when timing dives. Displayed on the dark blue dial are several key indications in vivid orange meant to enhance legibility during low-light conditions underwater. This vivid hue, which evokes images of beautiful Staghorn coral, can be found on the central seconds hand, the bezel’s zero marker on the minute scale, on the date positioned at 6 o’clock, as well as the seven windows located on the inner part of the dial, which will fill with orange to indicate the day of the week. Housing all this is a sturdy 43.5mm case in stainless steel which is water-resistant for up to 300m, while the caseback features a Staghorn coral embossed in relief. Each watch comes packaged in an alluring box made from environmentally friendly regenerative algae that comes complete with an insignia of the Staghorn coral.
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According to recent reports, a quarter of these delicate coral ecosystems have been damaged beyond repair as a result of bleaching, overfishing and irresponsible tourism activities.