Swiss brand Oris has launched the Hammerhead Limited Edition, a divers’ watch that will help raise funds for a shark conservation project run by the non-profit organisation Pelagios Kakunjá, and supported by brand ambassador and professional diver Jérôme Delafosse.
Oris has been making divers’ watches since the Sixties, so its relationship with the oceans is not new. Pelagios Kakunjá’s seeks to understand movements and migratory pathways of the ocean’s top predators. Its latest project will look to learn more about migration routes of the endangered Scalloped Hammerhead shark in the Eastern Pacific. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the global population of Scalloped Hammerheads has declined by up to 90 per cent over the last 30 years.
Based on the second generation Aquis collection, the Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition is cased in 45.5 mm stainless steel case. It features a uni-directional rotating bezel with a black ceramic inlay and is water resistant up to 500 meters. It has a grey sunburst dial, applied indices and polished nickel hour and minute hands that are treated with Super-LumiNova. The luminous material also appears on the round “lollipop” of the blue central seconds hand. Covering the dial is a domed sapphire crystal with interior non-reflective coating.
Limited to 2,000 pieces, the caseback is embossed with a hammerhead shark and the limited edition number. It is powered by Oris Caliber 752, a self-winding movement based on the Selita SW 220-1. The watch is paired with a black rubber strap with Oris-developed safety anchor and quick-adjust sliding-sledge folding clasp. It is also available with a stainless steel bracelet.
“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. “We are delighted to be supporting Pelagios Kakunjá and to be working with Oris ambassador Jérôme Delafosse, and we look forward to seeing the results of the project.”