Oris Clean Ocean Limited Edition Watch
Oris Clean Ocean & the Oceans Project
As part of its mission to 'Go Your Own Way', Oris is striving to bring change for the better by behaving in a more ecologically friendly way. As well as introducing more sustainable materials and manufacturing techniques, it also means raising awareness. The Oceans Project is at the forefront of that ambition, highlighting the threat posed to the world's oceans by plastic. The Clean Ocean Limited Edition is based on the high-functioning Oris Aquis diver's watch. Each of the 2,000 pieces created carries a unique medal made of recycled plastic inserted into the case back.
PACIFIC GARBAGE SCREENING
Oris is proud to announce a new partnership with Pacific Garbage Screening, a pioneering young organization that’s developing technology that will help keep the world’s water clean by capturing plastic before it enters the ocean.
WHAT IS PACIFIC GARBAGE SCREENING?
PGS is a project for cleaning up the oceans’ plastic waste. The idea was developed during my master thesis in architecture: a floating platform positioned within the ocean gyres (circular patterns of ocean currents) to filter plastics and microplastics. Two years ago, we founded a non-profit association with some engaged young scientists to turn the idea into a reality – that organization has become Pacific Garbage Screening.
WHAT IS THE PACIFIC GARBAGE SCREENING PLATFORM AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
The platform is an anchored object, so it has no drive and needs no fuel, and works like an inverted sedimentation basin. Its architectural form calms down the ocean currents and then because of the calming and the low density of plastics, the plastic particles float to the surface. There is no need for filter systems like nets. This means fish and other ocean life won’t be harmed.
Taking out the trash
Oris is proud to introduce the Clean Ocean Limited Edition, a watch made in partnership with a pioneering new ocean conservation organization turning plastic into energy. The new partnership with Pacific Garbage Screening, a pioneering young organization that’s developing technology that will help keep the world’s water clean by capturing plastic before it enters the ocean.
To highlight the partnership, Oris is also introducing the Clean Oceans Limited Edition, a version of the high-performance Aquis diver’s watch. It’s water-resistant to 30 bar (300 meters), and comes with a gradient blue dial and a uni-directional rotating bezel with an aqua blue ceramic insert, symbolizing the beauty and importance of water.
Each of the 2,000 pieces produced will be presented in special boxes made of environmentally friendly algae with recycled plastic inlays.
Recycled PET Plastic Medallion
A symbol of what the watch represents comes in the form of a medallion made of recycled PET plastic set into the watch’s case back.
Here in brief, the manufacturing process involving the recycled PET plastic medallion.
Step 1 - The process begins with used plastic bottles. Only chemically inert recycled plastic waste is selected.
Step 2 - Selected plastic bottles are shredded into small pieces.
Step 3 - Pieces are arranged by hand and then pressed into a panel. Each panel is unique.
Step 4 - The circular medallions are cut from the panel and then polished. The finished medallion is hard, rigid and 100 per cent water-resistant.
Step 5 - The chromatic medallion is inserted into the Oris Clean Ocean Limited Edition case back. The medallion is 100 per cent recycled and 100 per cent recyclable.