Just this week, at a product show in Colorado, replica Oris announced a new limited edition Aquis GMT. It represents the first watch of the popular Swiss brand, which is their first watch made of 18kt gold. Only 50 pieces were produced, and three of them will be auctioned to directly support the Coral Restoration Foundation, with a focus on the Carisford Reef off Key Largo, Florida.
Carysfort Reef is the third largest reef in the world, the only reef in the United States, and a very popular recreational diving destination. Between climate change and the weakening of environmental regulations, coral reefs have undergone severe degradation-in the past 50 years, coral reefs have declined by as much as 98%. The Coral Reef Foundation is a non-profit organization that has developed a method to grow and transplant corals on a large scale that should help resist some of the damage that has already been done. By the end of 2020, they plan to transplant at least 30,000 individual corals onto the reef. The goal is to restore as many corals as possible while attracting attention. Oris and CRF joined forces to raise funds for the restoration, and the new Oris Aquis GMT Carysfort Reef limited edition was born.
Case material: 18 kt gold
Dial: Blue Sunburst
Size: 43.5 mm wide
Crystal: double dome sapphire with anti-reflection coating on the inside
Water resistance: 30 bar (300m)
Movement: Oris 798, Celita SW-330 base
Strap: blue leather, rubber coating, 18kt signature buckle
The Carysfort Reef limited edition is based on Oris’s existing Aquis GMT model. It has the same rock-solid specifications as the standard version, except that the case is made of exquisite 18kt gold. The case is waterproof to 300m, and the solid gold rotating bezel is set with black and blue ceramic inserts with 24-hour scale. There is a special case back on the back, which depicts the three types of coral planted by CRF on Carysfort Reef and the watch number (50 pieces in total). Behind the back cover, there is an Oris 798 movement based on Sellita SW-330, which is a main horse with GMT function.
What really stands out is the dark blue gradient dial, which perfectly matches the yellow tone of the case. On the outer edge of the dial, you will find twelve highly polished 18kt gold-plated hour markers with a series of simple pound signs every minute in the middle. Moving towards the center of the dial, a textured part with a 24-hour scale moves down slightly. In addition to the gradation, the center of the dial also has a subtle radial drawing pattern. When the watch is fixed under the light, it will glow with each change of angle.
On the wrist, the diameter of the Aquis GMT worn is smaller than its recommended 43.5mm. Because the lugs are bent downward, the distance between the lugs and the lugs feels significantly shorter than that of another watch of the same size. The lugs do not stick out of my 6.75 inch wrist, so it fits perfectly. There is a solid gold diver on his wrist, which is really a feeling. It shows a true yellow hue and perfectly complements the blue hue presented on the dial. I found that rubber coated leather is an interesting choice for watch straps because of its unique texture and wrist feel. It is flexible and comfortable, and I don’t think it needs a break-in period. If the watch is worn on a bracelet, I don’t think it will have the feel of a diving watch like a rubber strap. In addition, considering that the solid gold bracelet may bring a substantial increase in the price of the watch, it is a wise choice to consider the currency.
At Chisholm hunter, we are happy to provide you with this exciting opportunity to view and purchase this incredible watch. This limited edition Oris Aquis Carysfort Reef watch can be viewed in one of our 27 Chisholm Hunter UK luxury boutiques in the UK, as well as a wide range of ORIS watches.
Oris is one of the few Swiss watch brands. It only produces mechanical watches. This is a beautiful thing. It is designed according to the principles passed down from generation to generation and will last for a long time. The Aquis diver’s watch series provide real-world functions in innovative packaging through a combination of thoughtful design, high-performance materials and functions suitable for use. In order to lead the ocean challenge once again, Oris launched this extraordinary limited edition watch, with its outstanding design and striking contrasting blue dial with a bold orange strap. The model number of ORIS is “01 798 7754 4185-Set RS”, which further enhances their contribution to raising awareness of endangered coral reefs. Carysfort Reef is one of the most iconic coral reefs in the world. It was the center of the early recreational diving industry and the main fishing destination of the President of the United States. This is where the world’s first underwater color photo was taken. Since 2014, the Coral Restoration Foundation has been working to restore coral reefs, and the population has greatly increased. The benefits of the ORIS Aquis Carysfort Reef limited edition watch combine this ORIS watchmaking expertise with its core values to help continue to support and raise funds and increase awareness of this important project to achieve better changes.
The Oris Aquis Carysfort Reef limited edition case is housed in an adventurous 43.50mm steel case with a GMT scale top ring, which can use a 24-hour scale laser-engraved black ceramic unidirectional bezel to display the time in three time zones simultaneously. The exquisite and exquisite blue functional dial is decorated with orange numbers, and the second hand is highlighted and contoured. The hands and hands are coated with Superluminova BGW9 and protected by domed sapphire crystal glass, with anti-reflective coating on both sides. The new Oris Aquis Carysfort Reef limited edition watch is equipped with a stainless steel screw-in safety crown and 30 bar water resistance, which is very suitable for land and sea exploration.
Inside, the GMT automatic date movement vibrates at a speed of 28’800A/h 4Hz, contains 25 jewels, and has a 42-hour power reserve with a two-way rotating red rotor, which is the trademark of Oris high watchmaking craftsmanship. Whenever you see Red Rotor, you can be sure that it is a real Oris swiss watch men, it is innovative, functional and design, which can bring years of fun.
Another truly outstanding feature of this extraordinary timepiece is the brave orange rubber strap with a deep ORIS logo, with details that complement the sports diving aesthetic of the overall design. The bold color and contrast of the orange rubber strap and the deep blue ocean dial complement the orange logo on the dial and bezel. The rubber strap is fixed by a detailed stainless steel safety folding clasp with extension function to ensure practicality and wearing comfort.
The back is beautifully decorated to pay tribute to the collaboration between the conservation project and the limited edition of Carysfort Reef. In collaboration with the Coral Restoration FoundationTM in Florida, so far, special decorative patterns have been proudly incorporated into the back, celebrating 30,000 species of corals that have been planted. This outstanding Oris Aquis Carysfort Reef limited edition is not only shaken by its outstanding design and features, but also has success in protecting coral reefs. skeleton replica watches