The reef is the most delicate part of the ocean ecosystem. The alarming this is that within the last 40 years, 90 percent of the world's Coral Reefs has been lost. Coral Reefs are an essential part of the planet and very little is being done to help reverse this problem. This is starting to change with the Coral Restoration Foundation.
The Coral Reef Foundation
The Stony corals are the most at risk animals facing extinction. The Coral Restoration Foundation is using innovative methods to help this problem. They grow corals in offshore coral nurseries then later outplant them onto reef restoration sites. The coral then continue to grow with natural recovery. The Coral Reef Foundation is located right in our backyard in Key Largo.
Oris has a deep passion for the oceans and is committed to making a difference to endangered underwater ecosystems. The independent Swiss watch company has been making divers’ watches since the 1960s, and over time has partnered with a number of charities that work to conserve the world’s oceans. Now, Oris is proud to announce a new partnership with the Coral Restoration Foundation.
What Will the Partnership Offer?
This day and age our environment needs all the help it can get. Oris partnering up with the Coral Restoration Foundation can only mean great things. The Coral Restoration Foundation is doing amazing innovative things to grow coral and with Oris a long time advocate for the oceans, it seems like a perfect match. Maybe Oris will offer a special watch that will honor the Coral Restoration Foundation and give them money to continue their valiant work. Just like they did with the Red Sea Scholarship. The partnership was just announced in January, so we will see soon.
Update: Oris is introducing the Limited Edition Staghorn Restoration Watch
Pictures of this great watch has been added to this post. The watch colors are blue, black and orange. Orange has been picked because it is the color of the staghorn coral. Staghorn coral are the type of coral the Coral Restoration are using in their farm to regrow the coral reef. The watch will come out in September.
Case Size: 43.5mm
Case Material: Stainless steel
Bezel: Unidirectional rotating with black ceramic insert
Movement: Oris 735 calibre, automatic
Functions: Hour, minute, seconds, date window at 6 o clock, weekday displayed through seven apertures on an inner circle
Dial: dark sea blue with coral orange accents, nickel hour and minute hands with Superluminova inserts
Water resistance: 300 metres
Limited Edition: 2,000 pieces
Strap: Black rubber strap or Stainless steel bracelet
Cost: $2,000 for Rubber Strap - $2,200 for Steel Bracelet