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The remote French-owned Clipperton Island is considered the world’s most isolated landmass. Sitting in a zone known as the ETP, or the Eastern Tropical Zone, approximately 1,100km south of the tip of the Baja Peninsula, on the west coast of Mexico, the uninhabited atoll’s nearest neighbor is 945km away.

Clipperton and its unique ecosystem are under threat from illegal commercial fishing and pollution. Its once pristine waters are a critical migration corridor for a number of threatened species of pelagic sharks.

Following on from their sponsorship of The Clipperton Expedition, which was announced earlier this year, ORIS has launched the Oris Clipperton Limited Edition, a diver’s watch based on thr Aquis diver’s series.

In tribute to the atoll and the work of Michel Labrecque and Julie Ouimet, the Cliperton LE has a gradient blue dial designed to reflect the color of the water around the atoll, which drops to 60 meters deep just offshore.

Its 43.5mm multi-piece Stainless steel case, however is water-resistant to 300 meters and has a screwed case back embossed with an outline of Clipperton Island and its coordinates. Oris Clipperton is a registered trade mark.

Additional diver’s features include: a screw-down crown with integrated guard, a Sapphire crystal domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside and a unidirectional rotational divers bezel with black ceramic insert with 60-minute timer and zero marker filled with SuperLumiNova.

The Clipperton LE is powered by an automatic movement, the Oris Cal. 733, which based on Sellita SW 200-1, with date at 6 o’clock and a sweep-seconds indicator, which Oris has finished with a lollipop filled with luminescent SuperLumiNova.

The Clipperton comes on either a black rubber divers strap with Oris-developed safety anchor and quick-adjust, sliding-sledge folding clasp with extension or on a Stainless steel bracelet with a quick-adjust, sliding-sledge folding clasp with a diver’s extension.

The Oris Clipperton Limited Edition’s comes in a special presentation box made using environmentally friendly regenerative algae. Inside it has a Clipperton Island insignia.

Limited to 2,000 pieces, the new ORIS Clipperton Limited Edition has a Swiss retail price 1950CHF on rubber or 2150CHF on Stainless steel. A percentage of funds raised by sales of the 2,000 pieces produced will go towards the protection of our ocean in upcoming initiatives.

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