Mon, 02 March 2020
Bahrain Jewellery Centre highlights the Oris brand of watches with a focus on some of the limited edition pieces, created in support of environmental causes.
Originally, watches were just meant to tell the time. Over the years, they have begun to tell real stories, as evident in the Oris collections, exclusively sold at its local dealers, Bahrain Jewellery Centre.
Lake Baikal Limited Edition
The Oris Lake Baikal Limited Edition is a watch on a mission, in support of a vital research project at Lake Baikal, which is the world’s deepest at 1,642 metres and holds 20 per cent of its fresh lake water reserves.
The timepiece is based on the high-performance Oris Aquis diver’s watch and made in partnership with the Lake Baikal Foundation. Sales will help raise funds in support of ‘Point No.1’, a Lake Baikal conservation project run by the Scientific Research Institute of Biology at Irkutsk State University that’s also the longest-running and most detailed environmental water monitoring project in scientific history.
The watch, a powerful symbol of the independent Swiss company’s mission to make a real difference, is limited to 1,999 pieces, marking the year Russia adopted the Baikal Law protecting the lake.
The Oris Aquis
The Oris Aquis is a high-performance diver’s watch that delivers exceptional detail and functionality without compromising on style or value. This year, Oris is launching two new Aquis models, one with a new case size of 41.5mm made in response to customer feedback; and a second with a new oceanic blue gradient dial that joins the collection of 39.5mm models.
Both are water-resistant to 30 bar (300m) and feature uni-directional rotating bezels for accurately and safely measuring dive times. Both are available on stainless steel metal bracelets enhanced by Oris’s clasp-extension system that can be quickly adjusted so the watch fits over a wetsuit. The larger model is also available on a rubber strap featuring Oris’s folding clasp system that protects the watch from falling off the wrist.
Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition
Oris announces a new limited edition diver’s watch, its first in solid gold. The case is cast in 18-carat yellow gold, complemented by a solid 18-carat gold bezel with a black and blue ceramic insert. The automatic mechanical watch has a GMT function and can show the time in three time zones simultaneously using the 24-hour scale laser-engraved into the bezel.
The watch is produced in support of the Coral Restoration Foundation, the world’s leading coral restoration organisation. By the end of this year, the foundation will have deployed more than 30,000 corals on Florida’s Carysfort Reef, a golden moment Oris is proud to celebrate.
The company will donate three 18-carat yellow gold watches from the run of 50 limited edition pieces to the non-profit organisation, which will auction numbers 02/50, 03/50 and 04/50 at a series of events this spring in support of the foundation’s pioneering activities.
Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date
Oris wraps its signature design the Big Crown Pointer Date in warm bronze, an eternal symbol of the role it played in one of watchmaking’s greatest stories.
It first entered the Oris collection in 1938, more than eight decades ago. Its creators made a watch for glove-wearing aviators – hence the oversized crown and clear Arabic-numeral dial – but they also made a beautiful object.
Today, Oris introduces the Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date. The solid bronze dial is chemically treated and coated with a transparent matt lacquer to create a unique finish for every piece, another symbol, this time of the unique status of the watch’s design.
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