Oris has launched a limited edition watch in support of Billion Oyster Project, an ambitious non-profit aiming to restore one billion oysters to New York Harbor, once one of the world’s most polluted waterways.
Billion Oyster Project was founded by educators Murray Fisher and Pete Malinowski. Since 2014, this organization has worked with more than 11,000 volunteers, 8,000 students, 100 New York City schools and 50 restaurant partners.
Billion Oyster Project has introduced 75 million juvenile oysters to 18 restoration sites covering 14.5 acres of New York Harbor, and the oyster population is now self-sustaining. The ultimate goal of this mission is to restore one billion oysters by 2035.
To support the project’s pioneering work, Oris has released the New York Harbor Limited Edition, a 2,000-piece limited edition based on the best-selling Aquis diver’s watch.
The signature feature of this timepiece is its green mother of pearl dial, inspired by the colour of the famous harbor’s water, and by oyster shell.
It is equipped with the Caliber 733, an automatic movement with 38 hours of power reserve, quickset date and stop second function. The date window is positioned at 6 o’clock.
Water resistant to 300 meters, the multi-part stainless steel case measures 41.50mm diameter. Top glass is in sapphire crystal. The screwed stainless steel case back features special engravings and the limited edition number.
The Oris New York Harbor Limited Edition watch comes with a green rubber strap, an additional stainless steel bracelet and a strap change tool.
Available from June 2022, this timepiece has a retail price of CHF 2,400 in Switzerland. It comes with a special presentation box.
Model: Oris New York Harbor Limited Edition
Reference: 733 7766 4187-Set
Power reserve: 38 hours
Hours, minutes and central sweep seconds hands, date with quick setting, stop second device, date window at 6 o’clock
Multi-piece stainless steel case
Uni-directional rotating bezel, stainless steel bezel with minutes scale in relief
Size: 41.50 mm (1.634 inches)
Top glass: Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
Case back: Stainless steel, screwed, special engravings
Stainless steel screw-in security crown
Water resistance: 30 bar (300 m)
Hands and indices with Super-LumiNova®
Green rubber strap, supplied with additional multi-piece stainless steel metal bracelet with folding clasp with extension, and strap changing tool
Limited edition 2,000 numbered pieces, special presentation box
Swiss retail price