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Oris Saves The Sharks, One Watch At A Time

Oris Saves The Sharks, One Watch At A Time

Authored By William DePaula

In 40 Years Sharks Will Be Extinct

It is a scary statement, but several ocean experts who have studied the population of sharks over the last 50 years say sharks will be extinct within the next 40 years. In our lifetime, sharks could go the way of the dinosaurs.
"We have to do something about the declining population of the world’s sharks. Sharks play a vital role in the life of our oceans and we must do everything we can to ensure their future. It’s our duty to protect them, and I’m thrilled to be working with Oris and Pelagios Kakunjá on this fantastic project." said shark expert Jérôme Delafosse.
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The Project

Pelagios Kakunjá’s mission is to understand movements and migratory pathways of marine top predators. Project scientists will tag sharks using MiniPAT satellite transmitters funded by Oris. Each transmitter will track the sharks for six to nine months before being automatically released on a set date and floating to the surface, from where they will transmit collected data to satellites. This data will help scientists understand sharks better so they can advise government agencies on fishing practices. Fishing is one of the greatest threats to sharks, which can become entangled in nets
while feeding.
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Who is Involved

Jérôme will join the expedition together with fellow conservationists Dr James Ketchum, Pelagios Kakunjá’s Director of Marine Conservation; shark specialist Dr Mauricio Hoyos, who filmed the largest Great White Shark ever captured on film; and record-breaking freediver and underwater photographer Fred Buyle.

Oris Dive Watches

Oris is a independent Swiss Watchmaker that makes mechanical watches.  Oris has been making dive watches since the 1960s.  Oris saw the problem and knew they had to do something to save the sharks.  Oris has a long history of helping our oceans.

Introducing The Limited Edition Hammerhead Watch

With that in mind, Oris is delighted to introduce the Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition, a watch that will help raise funds for a shark conservation project run by the non-profit organisation Pelagios Kakunjá, and supported by Oris ambassador and professional diver Jérôme Delafosse. The Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition will help fight the
threat of shark extinction.

The Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition

The Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition is based on the second generation Aquis collection, also launched this year. The new line picks up on the spirit and design DNA of the original 2011 Aquis, bringing the same high-performance together with a more
stylish silhouette. The new Aquis has a visually lighter feel than its predecessor. But it still offers a uni-directional rotating bezel with a black ceramic inlay, and water resistance to 500 Meters.

Aquis Hammerhead Limited Edition Features

  • Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition
    Ref. No. 01 752 7733 4183 MB, Ø 45.50mm
    Limited to 2,000 pieces
    · Automatic movement Oris Cal. 752, based on Sellita SW 220-1, with big day
    and date at 3 o’clock
    · Multi-piece stainless steel case, screw-in security crown and crown
    protection. Water-resistant to 50 bar/500m
    · Diver’s uni-directional rotating bezel with white minute scale on black
    polished ceramic inlay
    · Sapphire crystal domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside
    · Screwed stainless steel case back with embossed hammerhead shark and
    engraved limited edition number
    · Grey dial with white/blue minute scale and applied indices filled with Super-
    LumiNova® Polished nickel hour and minute hands with Super-LumiNova®
    inserts. Blue central seconds hand with Super-LumiNova® ‘lollipop’ insert
    · Black rubber strap with Oris-developed safety anchor and quick-adjust
    sliding-sledge folding clasp. Also available with a stainless steel bracelet
    · Special presentation box with an insignia on the inside featuring the
    hammerhead shark

The Oris Hammerhead watch are available now.  They will be limited to only 2,000 watches worldwide!


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