Oris, which has been making divers’ watches since the 1960s, and which has a stated mission to protect endangered marine species, has set out to combat the threat of the world’s declining shark population with the release of a new watch, the Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition.
The watch, which is based on the second-generation Oris Aquis watch launched in 2011, is limited to 2,000 pieces. Proceeds from its sales will go to raising funds for a shark conservation project run by Pelagios Kakunja, a non-profit organization devoted to studying the migratory paths of marine predators, supported by professional diver (and Oris ambassador) Jérôme Delafosse. Its multi-piece stainless steel case measures 45.5 mm in diameter and is water-resistant to 500 meters. Its screw-down crown is guarded by a crown protector. The unidirectional rotating bezel has the same polished, black ceramic inlay as its predecessors in the Aquis family, with a divers’ minute scale in white. The colors of the ocean are evident in the blue central seconds hand and the blue numerals on the minute scale that surrounds the gray dial.