Tuesday, June 28th, 8PM, Paris time, simultaneously in several countries, here is the new Oris New York Harbor Limited Edition that supports the Billion Oyster Project. Focus on a « pearl » whose secret was preciously kept until the last minute and that Frank sans C shows in his programme dedicated to the iconic pieces of the brand.
Oris, partner of the Billion Oyster Project
After collaborating with many non-profit organisations – such as the Coral Restoration Foundation – (see our article: Saving Private Coral) to fight against global warming and act for the protection of the oceans, Oris carries on its mission « Change for the Better », by displaying its new partnership with the Billion Oyster Project. Co-founder, Pete Malinowski, highlights the need to restore the oyster population to rebuild an ecosystem in danger.
Indeed, disappeared from the Hudson River whereas the oysters were many, there are centuries ago, the oyster reappears little by little. Thanks to the support of 11,000 volunteers, 8,000 students, 100 schools of New York and about fifty restaurants, 75 millions of shellfishes are now in the New York Harbor. Something to be proud of and hope by 2035 that billions of oysters in the New York Harbor will be restored.
When the Oris New York Harbor Limited Edition comes out of its shell
Therefore, it is understandably that Oris displays the New York Harbor Limited Edition of 2,000 pieces whose sale will support the Billion Oyster Project. Inspired by the Aquis collection, emblematic of the maison, this special edition has a 41.5 mm-diameter steel case.
Unidirectional rotating bezel with minutes scale in relief, hands and hour marker covered with a luminescent material, crown, and caseback both screw-down and a water-resistance to 300 m, are characteristics of this true diving instrument.
The whole is powered by a high-performance self-winding calibre whose gears are hidden from the curious eyes by a steel caseback, where are engraved the name of the watch and a drawing representing oysters. Delivered on a steel bracelet, this reference that will attract as men as women has also a rubber strap – interchangeable thanks to the strap changing tool – combined with the green dial. Made of mother-of-pearl, it is a clearly reminiscent of the coloured shades of the inside of oysters’ shells.
Price: €2,400 – Limited edition to 2,000 pieces
Do not let us forget the other iconic pieces of the Swiss independent maison displayed by Rolf Studer, the Oris co-CEO.
The Big Crown Pointer Date Calibre 403: a vintage spirit
Oris Carl Brashear Calibre 401: a watch to pay tribute
Bronze case of 40 mm-diameter; unidirectional rotating bezel in bronze with diving scale in relief; blue dial; hands and indices with Super-LumiNova®; sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside; steel case back, screw-down, specials engravings; security crown, screw-down, in bronze; blue woven nylon strap with extension straps and bronze clasp, exclusivity in partnership with Erika’s Originals, water-resistant to 100 m; self-winding movement Calibre 401; hours, minutes and central sweep seconds hands, date window at 6 o’clock, quick setting and stop second device; accuracy -3/+5 seconds per day; power reserve of 120 hours.
Limited edition to 2,000 pieces.
Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date: historical icon
Bronze case of 40 mm-diameter; sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside; steel caseback, screw-down, transparent mineral crystal; bronze security crown screw-down; water-resistant to 50 m; self-winding movement Oris 754; hours, minutes and central sweep seconds hands, central date hand, instant date, date with quick setting and stop second device; power reserve of 38 hours; frequency 4 Hz (28,800 vph); blue or burgundy dial; index, numerals and hands with Super-LumiNova®; bronze bracelet and folding clasp or brown leather strap.
On bronze bracelet: €2,300
On leather strap: €1,900
Available on blue, burgundy, green or brown dials
Big Crown Propilot X Calibre 115: futuristic design
We talked about it for a long time during its launch, the Big Crown ProPilot X reveals its secrets in the dedicated article below:
On leather strap: €7,000
On titanium bracelet: €7,400
The Oris boutiques in Paris:
– 71, rue d’Argout, Paris 2e
– 167, boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris 6e