Luxury Swiss watchmaker Oris is working closely with non-profit organizations to bring change and is increasing its efforts to educate the world about the challenges facing our planet's bodies of water, particularly the oceans.
For many years, Oris has been campaigning to protect and conserve the world's oceans as part of the mission to bring change for the better. However, there's still a lot of work to do.
In that vein, Oris has introduced the Oris Aquis Date Relief as a new addition to the company's collection of high-performance Aquis diver's watches, coinciding with a new partnership with expedition swimmer and water ambassador Ernst Bromeis.
As part of the campaign, Bromeis brought the Oris Aquis Date Relief to Lake Baikal with photographer Maurice Haas for a preparation swim ahead of his 2019 project titled The Blue Miracle. The project showcases Bromeis swimming across a number of lakes, including the Baikal, the world's largest freshwater lake, to raise awareness of the world's waters.
Inspired by the color and feel of water, the Oris Aquis Date Relief features a grey dial recalls the color of a stormy sea, while the watch's signature diving scale numerals in relief remind us of the texture of water and its elemental role in life.
The watch shares its architecture and performance values with the Oris Aquis Date. It has a 43.50mm (1.713 inches) stainless steel case with a uni-directional rotating diver’s bezel and is water-resistant to 30 bar (300 meters). It comes on a choice of straps or a metal bracelet. Its sapphire crystal sits over a dial decorated with applied hour markers, which, like the hour and minutes hands, are filled with luminescent Super-LumiNova. Its Swiss Made automatic mechanical movement provides it with a central seconds hand – in urgent red – and a date, seen through a window at 6 o’clock.
Globally, the Oris Aquis Date Relief is available for the price of CHF 1,750 (rubber and leather) and CHF 1,950 (steel bracelet).