To preserve the reefs: Oris Carysfort Reef Gold Limited Edition

By Montredo in News
February 6, 2020
To preserve the reefs: Oris Carysfort Reef Gold Limited Edition
Oris Carysfort Reef Gold Limited Edition
Oris Carysfort Reef Gold Limited Edition © monochrome

Oris has been committed to the protection of waters for some time now, releasing limited edition watches in order to increase publicity and financial support for water conservation projects. One such watch is the Aquis, released in collaboration with the Lake Baikal Foundation, which conducts research and conservation projects for Lake Baikal in Siberia. The third release of the Oris Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition has also now been seen, this edition supporting coral growing activities of the Reef Restoration Foundation, an Australian NGO. This beautiful tradition of limited watches for a good cause has now been continued with the new Oris Carysfort Reef Gold Limited Edition.


Oris celebrates 30,000 corals

Florida Reef
The Restoration of the Florida Reef © CRF

With the Oris Carysfort Reef Gold Limited Edition (Ref. 0179877546185), the buyer supports Oris’ collaboration with the Coral Restoration Foundation in Florida. This NGO focuses with great success on the reconstruction of coral reefs, the Florida Reef in particular. Oris has been working with the Foundation since 2014, and now continues this collaboration with the Carysfort Reef Limited Edition. And there is certainly cause for celebration: the cultivation of 30,000 corals in Carysfort Reef, which achievement the Carysfort Reef Gold Limited Edition honors.


18 carat gold for a clear conscience

Oris Carysfort Reef Gold Limited Edition
The Carysfort Reef Gold Limited Edition is based on a standard Aquis GMT from Oris © Oris

It is now a well established practice at Oris to slightly change one of their existing watches – a new dial or different bezel – to design limited production timepieces which support good causes. More than a slight change, though, has been involved in creating the Oris Carysfort Reef Gold Limited Edition. The standard Aquis GMT has been given an 18K gold case which, with its brushed and polished surfaces, preserves the classic shape of the Aquis. Another innovation is the use of a two color ceramic bezel – black for the night and blue for the day.


50 copies for the Carysfort Reef

Oris Carysfort Reef Gold Limited Edition Caseback
The back shows the reason for this celebratory watch: 30,000 corals grown! ©monochrome

A homage to the Carysfort Reef is applied to the caseback, along with the proud proclamation of 30,000 newly grown corals. Just beneath the surface ticks the caliber 798, which is based on the well-known Sellita SW 330-1. This movement beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour and has a power reserve of up to 42 hours.

The Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition is limited to 50 copies and costs 17,200 €. More information is available on the manufacturer’s website.


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