Honouring its contributions towards the protection of environment, independent climate action experts ClimatePartner has recently certified Swiss watch brand Oris as climate neutral.
To mark the start of this new chapter, the independent Swiss company is introducing the Aquis Date Upcycle, a version of Oris’ high-performance diver’s watch with a colourful dial made of recycled PET plastic.
Oris, together with its global network of partners and suppliers, has been taking part in World Cleanup Day for a number of years. Its new partner #tide has produced special Oris ’Cleanup Bags’ made from recycled ocean plastic for supporting the Swiss brand’s clean-up missions across the world.
#tide is a specialist plastic recycling company based in Switzerland that uses an innovative production method to turn 100 per cent ocean-bound plastic into a new premium raw material.
#tide is committed to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and has saved 15 million PET plastic bottles from entering the ocean. Its recycling processes save 52 per cent of the energy used in creating virgin plastics, and its production methods cause 79 per cent less greenhouse gas emissions.
The Aquis Date Upcycle is available with either a 41.5 mm or 36.5 mm case, both with recycled ocean-plastic dials. Each watch will be unique because the plastic recycling process produces random patterns, meaning no two dials will be the same.
Beyond the dial, the watches share their architecture with the popular Aquis Date 41.5 mm and 36.5 mm models. Both have a stainless steel case and a unidirectional rotating diver’s bezel with a scratch-resistant grey ceramic insert.
They also have a stainless steel bracelet with a clasp extension system, crown protectors, a screw-down crown and a Swiss Made automatic mechanical movement. Every watch comes in a grey presentation box made from sustainable and recyclable paper.
Model: Aquis Date Upcycle
01 733 7766 4150-Set
01 733 7770 4150-Set
Material: Multi-piece stainless steel case, uni-directional rotating bezel with grey ceramic insert
Size: 41.50 mm, 1.634 inches / 36.50 mm, 1.437 inches
Top glass: Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
Case back: Stainless steel, screwed, see-through mineral glass
Operating devices: Stainless steel screw-in security crown
Water resistance: 30 bar (300 m)
Interhorn width: 22 mm / 18 mm
Number Oris 733
Dimensions: Ø 25.60 mm, 11 1/2’’’
Power reserve: 38 hours
Vibrations: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Hours, minutes and central sweep seconds hands, date with quick setting, stop second device, date window at 6 o’clock
Design made of recycled PET plastic set into the dial, each unique
Luminous material: Super-LumiNova®
Multi-piece stainless steel metal bracelet with folding clasp with extension
Swiss retail price