Oris reaffirms commitment to ocean conservation with Baselworld launch of Clean Ocean Limited Edition
Oris’s campaign to clean up the world’s oceans enters its next phase with the release of the Clean Ocean Limited Edition in partnership with new ocean conservation organisation, Pacific Garbage Screening. Oris has been investing in and working with leading marine conservation organisations for a number of years. The independent Swiss watch company has a stated mission to bring change for the better and has adopted the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goal and is now implementing a series of changes that will see it behave in a more ecologically responsible, sustainable way.
To highlight its partnership with the Pacific Garbage Screening, a pioneering young organisation that’s developing technology to help keep the world’s water clean by capturing plastic before it enters the ocean, Oris has launched the Clean Oceans Limited Edition, a version of the high performance Aquis Diver’s watch. The Clean Oceans Limited Edition, a version of the high-performance Aquis diver’s watch. It’s water-resistant to 30 bar (300 metres), and comes with a gradient blue dial and a uni-directional rotating bezel with an aqua blue ceramic insert, symbolising the beauty and importance of water and features a medallion made of recycled PET plastic set into the case back.Limited to 2,000 pieces, each watch is presented in a box with an outer shell made of environmentally friendly algae and a recycled plastic inlay
New Oris partner, Pacific Garbage Screening is working on a prototype floating platform designed to clean up plastic from the world’s oceans. The organisation’s concept is a floating platform positioned in rivers and estuaries that retrieves and recycles plastic litter, converting it into energy and bio-based products, such as biodegradable plastics. The giant structure collects plastics, even microplastics, via a process called ‘inverted sedimentation’. Fins below the surface calm the currents pushing plastic waste under water so that it rises to the surface and the platform can skim it off.