The collaboration between Oris and sustainable deer leather manufacturer Cervo Volante is a beautiful expression of the Swiss watch company’s Change for the Better campaign.
As we move deeper into this decade, the world has become increasingly aware of our collective responsibilities towards our planet and our environment. We know the way we live and the decisions we make have a critical impact on our future. Oris’s response began more than a decade ago when we started partnering with pioneering organisations and brands that shared our passion for cleaning, restoring and protecting our world. Collaborations, whether with conservation agencies such as Coral Restoration Foundation and the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, or with global events such as World Clean-Up Day, have become a central pillar of our philosophy. A few years ago, we brought these environmental and sustainable projects under one banner – Change for the Better. Looking out is only half the story, though. We know that Change for the Better begins at home, which for us is in Hölstein, a Swiss village in the beautiful Waldenburg Valley. Our founders picked this place very deliberately. Back in 1904, they established Oris on the same site we still occupy today, recognising the value of nature to power their business and inspire everyone who worked for them. For more than a century, nature has played a pivotal role in Oris watchmaking. Our duty therefore is to respect and sustain nature and the environment. We’re working hard to produce watches more sustainably, improve the efficiency of our factory and our supply chain, and to reduce our emissions. Last year, we were certified as a climate neutral company by Climate Partner. But this is just the beginning – we’ve set ourselves far-reaching goals, which we’ll outline in the Oris Sustainability Report, due out this spring. One area where we’re working to do better is in our watch straps. We’re delighted to announce the next step in that process, a collaboration with the Swiss company Cervo Volante, which creates beautiful products using sustainable deer leather. This trio of watches features colourful dials inspired by the Alps, and straps, pouches and card holders produced from Cervo Volante sustainable deer leather.