Swiss watch brand Oris presents the Whale Shark Limited Edition, a new special edition Aquis GMT watch, as a part of the brand’s mission to Change for the Better and to clean, restore and protect the world’s water.
Whale shark is the largest fish in the ocean and according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), it is endangered and the population is decreasing. In 2016, the IUCN made the stark announcement that the global population of whale sharks had halved over the previous 75 years. After 15 years photographing them, Oris ambassador Gerardo del Villar has a unique take on how to conserve the whale shark.
The Whale Shark Limited Edition is based on the Oris Aquis GMT diver’s watch and is limited to 2,016 pieces to mark the year of the IUCN’s landmark whale shark announcement. This watch is made in support of the work of Oris ambassador Gerardo del Villar.
This watch features a 43.50 mm diameter stainless steel case and a bi-directional rotating GMT bezel in black and blue ceramic insert. Its blue dial highlights a special engraved pattern inspired by whale shark skin. The automatic movement drives four center hands (hour, minute, seconds & GMT) and the date display at 3 o’ clock.
Water resistant to 300 meters, the Oris Whale Shark Limited Edition is paired with a stainless steel metal bracelet.
Model: Oris Whale Shark Limited Edition
Reference: 798 7754 4175-Set MB
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 metres)
Blue, with special engraved pattern inspired by whale shark skin
Hands and indices with Super-LumiNova®
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
Stainless steel metal bracelet with stainless steel security folding clasp with extension
Special box, certificate, limited to 2,016 pieces
Swiss retail price