Oris continues its environmental search and its mission of “changing things for the better”. She has just presented a new project for the preservation of the waters of the Earth. This time, the Swiss luxury brand pays tribute to the largest freshwater lake in Siberia, in collaboration with the Baikal Lake Foundation, in the form of a beautiful icy blue watch that is offered in a limited edition.
The protection program
the lake baikal It is particularly important, since it only represents 20% of the world’s surface water supply and more than 50% of the world’s fresh drinking water. Known as the deepest lake in the world, it is home to many species of plants and animals. Increasingly, this blue giant is threatened by the contamination of human activity and less responsible industries.
Article No.1 It is a program dating back to 1945, which today aims to carry out long-term ecological monitoring of the lake and preserve it. It is administered by the Institute of Scientific Research in Biology of the Irkutsk State University.
“We now know that the temperature of the lake has increased by one degree in the last 70 years, a dramatic increase. The Baikal Lake Foundation declares.
So, this new watch collaboration aims to support Article No.1 and his efforts to protect the lake.
A clock for a lake
the Oris Lake Baikal Limited Edition It is a very nice watch. It has a stainless steel structure and a unidirectional rotating bezel with blue ceramic insert. In the center of the 43.50 mm diameter case, the dial is shown in an excellent blue tone reminiscent of the icy tranquility of the majestic Lake Baikal. Above, hands and indexes are covered with SuperLuminova, whose target offers optimal visibility at night as in the darkest waters, as this diver allows a dive of up to 300 m (3 ATM). Finally, a small date window is placed at 6 o’clock.
The set is protected by a curved sapphire crystal on both sides, with an anti-reflective coating inside. The crown screwed at 3 o’clock is surrounded by a protective shoulder.
At the heart of this watch, the brand has chosen to place an Oris 733 caliber with a date corrector, fine adjustment system and stop-second. This precise and weak movement offers a power reserve of 38 hours.
As indicated above, the Oris Lake Baikal Limited Edition It is a limited edition of 1,999 pieces, all presented in an ecological black cardboard box. This specific number refers to the historical year in which Russia adopted the Baikal law to protect the lake.
Each model is decorated with a special caseback, inspired by the ice of Lake Baikal during winter, and engraved with a unique number.
Here is a preview of this wonder on video:
Price: € 2,100