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By TLex Oris has partnered with the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) to help protect and preserve the world’s largest reef system, the Great Barrier Reef! This is particularly special because this the AMCS 50th anniversary year.

This is the second time Oris has partnered with the AMCS, following a successful partnership in 2010. The AMCS was founded in 1965 with a vision to protect Australia’s diverse ocean wildlife. Its work focuses on threatened species, making the country’s fisheries sustainable, and keeping oceans free from pollution.

The Oris Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition II is limited to 2000 pieces and based on the Aquis, Oris’s popular diver’s watch. One of the new model’s standout features is its innovative day display, indicated via an inner chapter ring.

The watch is not only inspired by the sea, but has been designed for great functionality and legibility while in the sea. So while the dark sea-blue dial and coral yellow detailing mirror the color palette of the Great Barrier Reef, they also create contrast and therefore legibility, even in the murky conditions below the surface of the water.

The watch’s diving credentials start with its 46mm Stainless steel case, which is water-resistant to 500 meters; a unidirectional rotational divers bezel boasts an inlay made of black polished ceramic. Scratch-resistant and non-corrosive, Oris claim to have first pioneered its use in divers watches a number of years ago.

The watch also features the Oris-developed safety anchor and quick-adjust sliding-sledge folding clasp on the rubber strap. These devices were developed in partnership with professional divers and make Oris diver’s watches more secure and easier to slip on and off over a wetsuit.

The Oris Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition II is a striking, high-functioning diver’s watch that makes a significant contribution to the work of one of the world’s most respected and effective marine conservation charities. It will be available from February, 2016, priced 2100CHF.

Oris will make a donation to the charity’s vital work, funded from sales of the Limited Edition diver’s watch called the Oris Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition II.

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