Oris announces a new limited edition diver’s watch and its first in solid gold, produced in support of Coral Restoration Foundation
The Carysfort Reef Limited Edition is the second limited edition diver’s watch made in partnership with Coral Restoration Foundation, the world’s leading coral restoration organisation. By the end of this year, the foundation will have outplanted over 30,000 corals on Florida’s Carysfort Reef.
The purpose of this special gold edition is to raise as much as possible in support of the foundation’s pioneering activities. The Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition is the first Oris Aquis model produced 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 name Carysfort is taken from the Carysfort Reef, a coral reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary near Key Largo, Florida. The first Oris diver’s watch in solid 18-carat gold The Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition is based on Oris’s high-performance Aquis diver’s watch and features the same standard specifications, including water resistance to 300 metres. But it is the first Oris diver’s watch produced in solid 18-carat yellow gold – the case, bezel, crown and crown protectors are all made of the precious material. Its hands are yellow-gold-plated and filled with luminescent Super-LumiNova®, including the ‘lollipop’ central seconds hand.
The automatic mechanical watch has a GMT, or second time zone function, indicated by a central hand that makes a full tour of the dial once every 24 hours. A second time zone can be read off against a 24-hour chapter ring on the dial, while a laser-engraved 24-hour scale on the bi-directional rotating bezel can be used to indicate a third time zone. The bezel insert is made of scratch- and fade-resistant black and blue ceramic, designed to indicate day and night time for an additional time zone. The watch has a sapphire crystal over a gradient blue dial that darkens towards the edge, and a date window at 3 o’clock. The solid gold case back has a sapphire crystal inlay decorated with the limited edition number and a special motif celebrating Coral Restoration Foundation’s milestone of 30,000 corals planted. It’s set on a blue leather strap with a rubber coating, and each of the 50 pieces made will be presented in a special wooden box.
Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition
Ref. no. 01 798 7754 6185
Set Limited to 50 pieces
Case: Material Multi-piece solid 18-carat yellow gold case with a bi-directional rotating bezel with black and blue ceramic insert and laser-engraved 24-hour scale
Size 43.50 mm
Top glass Sapphire, domed on both sides, antireflective coating inside
Case back Solid 18-carat yellow gold with a sapphire crystal inlay printed with the limited edition number and a special Carysfort Reef motif Operating devices Solid 18-carat yellow gold screw-in security crown
Water resistance 30 bar/300 m
Interhorn width 24 mm
Movement Number Oris 798, base SW 330-1
Dimensions Ø 25.60 mm, 11 1/2’’’
Functions Centre hands for hours, minutes, seconds and 24 hours, date window at 3 o’clock, instantaneous date, date and 24-hour corrector, fine timing device and stop-second
Power reserve 42 hours
Vibrations 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Dial Design Blue, 24-hour time zone indicator Luminous material Hour markers and hands filled with Super-LumiNova®
Strap Blue leather with rubber coating and 18-carat yellow gold pin buckle
Availability April 2020
Swiss retail price CHF 17’900
Special wooden presentation box