Save the SHARKS
On a mission to save the world’s sharks, the Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition helps to fight the threat of its extinction.
Oris debuted its first diver’s watch in the 1960’s and has since had a close bond with the ocean, often active in efforts that make a difference in the conservation of the endangered ocean species.
In the last 50 years the world’s shark population has declined, with experts’ predicting that sharks will be extinct in 40 years. Aiming to preserve its future, Oris introduced the Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition, a timepiece that will help raise funds for a shark conservation project run by non-profit organisation Pelagios Kakunjá, and supported by Oris ambassador and professional diver Jerome Delafosse.
Limited to just 2,000 pieces, the Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition reflects the colour of the ocean: with a blue central seconds hand and a blue minute scale around the outer edge of its grey dial. The case back is embossed with a hammerhead shark and the limited edition number.
“This watch is both a stark reminder of the threat facing the world’s shark population, and clear evidence of Oris’s commitment to fighting the extinction of endangered species,” said Oris Chairman Ulrich W. Herzog.
Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition Launch
The Limited edition timepiece was recently launched in Langkawi. The event party was set up on a luxurious cruise ship, the Blue Dolphin, docked in Langkawi.
To demonstrate the resilience and high-performance capabilities of the timepiece, the Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition was thrown overboard, and two master divers were tasked with locating and retrieving it.
Local television station 8TV’s host Desmond Tey joined divers as they scoured the ocean floor for the diving watch. The demonstration not only showcased the prowess of this diving essential but also how it is helping save the world’s marine environment, one watch at a time.
Funds from sales of the timepiece will be used to buy MiniPAT satellite transmitters that will track shark migratory patterns: information that is crucial to conservationists who will use it to advise marine regulators on sea-life-endangering fishing activities.
Oris Regional Manager, Michael Meier & TV host, Desmond Tey
The Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition’s stainless steel case back is embossed with a hammerhead shark and the limited edition number. There are only 2,000 pieces.
The new Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition is based on the secondgeneration Oris Aquis and is water-resistant up to 500m.
The Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition is powered by Oris Cal. 752, an automatic movement with big day and date indications at 3 o’clock.