The Oris Whale Shark Limited Edition is based on the Oris Aquis GMT diver’s watch and is limited to 2,016 pieces to mark the year of the IUCN’s landmark whale shark announcement.
The Oris Whale Shark Limited Edition is a watch on a mission to raise awareness of the plight of the whale shark. It’s also a high-quality, high-performance diver’s watch based on Oris’s evergreen Aquis GMT, a robust automatic with date and second time zone indications. Like the standard collection Aquis, the Whale Shark Limited Edition is water-resistant to 30 bar (300 metres) and comes with a stainless steel bracelet (with a patented extension system for use over a wetsuit) and a screw-down crown with crown protection. Its bi-directional rotating bezel has a blue and black ceramic insert (half in blue for daylight hours and half in black for night) that’s laser-engraved with a 24-hour scale that can be used to indicate a third time zone. Special touches include an engraved dial, finished to look like whale shark skin, and flashes of orange in the GMT hand and in a triangle at 12 o’clock that both complement the watch’s sporty look and make it more legible in lowlight conditions. The case back is engraved with a whale shark. To mark the year of the IUCN’s announcement about declining whale shark populations, the watch is limited to 2,016 pieces. ”The watch is an inspiration,” says Gerardo. “It shows us that even in diffi cult times we have to keep pressing ahead. I’m so excited the whale shark has its own watch. It’s like a message to this beautiful animal to always go your own way.”