Oris has created a new limited edition diver’s watch to support Coral Restoration Foundation, a Florida-based organisation that has become the world’s leading expert on coral restoration.
Earlier this year, Oris released the first Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition, a 50-piece limited edition gold version of the Aquis GMT diver’s watch, to raise funds and awareness for the foundation. Now, Oris is releasing a second piece in stainless steel, limited to 2,000 pieces and also produced in support of the foundation.
With the new Carysfort Reef Limited Edition, Oris is continuing its support of Coral Restoration Foundation. Based in Florida, the foundation has developed restoration methods that have been adopted by enterprises around the world, including the Reef Restoration Foundation, which Oris partnered with last year for the Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition III.
Oris began working with Coral Restoration Foundation in 2014 as part of its mission to bring Change for the Better. That year, the organisation’s founder, Ken Nedimyer, was recognised as Oris’s Sea Hero of the Year and given a grant towards the foundation’s work. The first watch collaboration followed in 2017 (Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition) and proved to be a huge success in raising funds and awareness for the foundation.
The name Carysfort is taken from the iconic Carysfort Reef, a coral reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary near Key Largo, Florida. Carysfort is part of the Florida Reef Tract. It is the third largest barrier reef in the world and the only barrier reef in the USA. In the 1950s and 1960s, it was the epicenter of the early recreational dive industry.
Over the last 40 to 50 years, the reef has been severely degraded and coral populations in the Keys have declined by around 98 per cent. But all is not lost. The foundation has been working to restore Carysfort Reef since 2014 and has already made significant strides towards securing its future. So far, the foundation has returned nearly 25,000 corals to the reef through its out-planting programmes, a figure that will rise to at least 30,000 by the end of 2020.
The third watch Oris has produced in support of Coral Restoration Foundation is limited to 2,000 pieces and cased in steel. It can show the time in three time zones simultaneously using the 24-hour scale laser-engraved into the ceramic bezel.
Model: Carysfort Reef Limited Edition
Reference 798 7754 4185-Set RS
Multi-piece stainless steel case, bi-directional rotating blue and black (day/ night) ceramic bezel with GMT scale
Size: 43.50 mm (1.713 inches)
Top glass: Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
Case back: Stainless steel, screwed, special engravings
Operating devices: Stainless steel screw-in security crown
Water resistance: 30 bar (300 m)
Blue gradient dial
Hands and indices with Super-LumiNova®
Stainless steel metal bracelet, or orange rubber strap, both with stainless steel security folding clasp with extension
Number Oris 798
Power reserve: 42 hours
Centre hands for hours, minutes, seconds and 24 hours, date window, instantaneous date, date and 24-hour corrector, fine timing device and stop-second
Limited edition 2,000 pieces, each presented in a special box made using sustainable algae
Swiss retail price
CHF 2,850 (bracelet)
CHF 2,650 (on strap)