Clipperton Limited Edition – Oris’ latest diving watch


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In the last couple of years, Oris launched several limited-edition timepiece dedicated to conserving  the world’s oceans and life in them. Today the Swiss brand continues its mission by introducing a new dedicated diving watch – the Oris Clipperton Limited Edition. Limited to 2,000 pieces, the latest Oris watch is a tribute to the Clipperton Island, the world’s most isolated landmass. Located 1,080km south-west of Mexico, this uninhabited atoll has a unique ecosystem which is under threat because of illegal commercial fishing and pollution. The waters of this French-owned island are a critical migration corridor for numerous threatened species of shark and pelagic. It is also the home for many endemic species.

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The watch comes in a special presentation box made using eco-friendly regenerative algae

 

Earlier this year, the Swiss watchmaker announced its sponsorship of The Clipperton Expedition. Led by experienced Canadian divers Michel Labrecque and Julie Ouimet, the expedition took a group of scientists and conservationists on a long 80-hour journey to Clipperton to raise awareness of the important role the island has in the migration patterns of sharks and other aquatic species, and to gather data that will develop existing migration theories and help in preserving the atoll’s ecosystem. In 2016, a French ministerial order created a 12-nautical-mile Marine Protected Area (MPA) around the Clipperton island. The aim is to extend this area to 100 nautical miles and secure the island gets UNESCO World Heritage Site status. A portion of the sales of the new Oris Clipperton Limited Edition watch will go towards this and future initiatives.

Based on the 2017 Oris Aquis Date, the new Oris Clipperton Limited Edition (ref. 01 733 7730 4185 MB) has a 43.5mm stainless steel case. Water resistant to 300 meters, the multi-piece case features a screw-in security crown and black ceramic uni-directional rotating bezel with 60-minute timer and zero marker filled with Super-LumiNova. On the back of the watch there is a solid stainless steel caseback embossed with an outline of the Clipperton Island and its coordinates. Underneath the double AR-coated sapphire crystal lies a beautiful gradient blue dial with applied indices and nickel hands. This particular shade of blue is reminiscent of the color of the water around the Clipperton island. The sun-ray patterned dial displays hours, minutes, seconds and date at 6 o’clock. The indices, hour and minutes hands, as well as the signature “lollipop” insert on the seconds hand, are all filled with luminous material.

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The dial is reminiscent of the color of the water surrounding the atoll

 

Powering the new Clipperton Limited Edition is Oris’ caliber 733 with 26 jewels. This Sellita-based self-winding oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and enables a power reserve of approximately 38 hours. The timepiece is available with two straps: a black rubber strap, and a stainless steel bracelet. Both options feature Oris’ quick-adjust, sliding-sledge folding clasp with extension system. Priced at CHF 1,950 for the rubber strap version and CHF 2,150 for the all-steel model, the Oris Clipperton Limited Edition comes in a special presentation box made using eco-friendly regenerative algae. The inside of the box features Clipperton Island insignia.

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The screwed caseback is embossed with an outline of the Clipperton Island and its coordinates

 

 

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