Sharks occur in every ocean and every maritime habitat, 500 different species are known to this day and they are inhabiting earth for more than 350 million years. But by the look of it sharks will become extinct due to overfishing and pollution just 40 years from now. This is a depressing outlook – and Oris thinks so too. Known for its diver’s watches the manufacturer is naturally connected with the oceans and the life in it and in this new special edition this becomes very clear.
With the new Hammerhead Limited Edition Oris sets an example, because a part of the earnings will benefit the shark conversation project run by Pelagios Kakunjá. This non-profit organisation wants to understand movements and migratory pathways of sharks and in its latest project it will look to learn more about migration routes of the endangered Scalloped Hammerhead species in the Eastern Pacific. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the global population of this sharks has declined by up to 90% over the last 30 years.
The Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition is based on the second-generation Aquis collection, Oris launched this year. The new line picks up on the spirit of the original 2011 Aquis, bringing the same high-performance together with a more stylish silhouette. The new Aquis has a visually lighter feel than its predecessor. But it still offers a uni-directional rotating bezel
with a black ceramic inlay, and water resistance to 500 meters.
The watch is powered by an automatic movement, the caliber 752, based on the Sellita SW 220-1 with a big day and date at 3 o’clock.
The Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition reflects the color of the ocean with its blue central seconds hand and a blue minute scale around the outer edge of the dial reflect the color of the ocean; the dial itself comes in the color of the sharks – gray. It is protected by a scratch-resistant crystal sapphire.
This diver’s watch comes with an easy to clean rubber strap, but a stainless steel bracelet is also available.
To commemorate the purpose of the watch, the case back is embossed with a hammerhead shark and the limited edition number.
There will be only 2.000 pieces available for 2,350 CHF each.