Watches made to benefit charitable organizations are nothing new in the world of luxury timepieces. Brands like IWC, Seiko, and Breitling (just to name a few) have partnered with a constellation of organizations benefiting a wide array of philanthropic efforts. In this arena, Oris is a leader. Its “Change for the Better” initiative is now in its eleventh year and its first series release for 2021 is sure to excite.
The Aquis Whale Shark limited edition features a deep teal dial in a special mottled shark skin finish evocative of the timepiece’s namesake. Also unique to this edition is the bi-directional two-tone bezel and caseback relief engraving showing a swimming whale shark. As part of the Aquis line, the Whale Shark features a 43.5mm case, domed sapphire crystal, Super-LumiNova hands and indices, and dive rating to 300m. Limited to just 2,016 pieces (the year whale sharks were added to the endangered species list), a portion of the proceeds from all sales benefits conservationist Eduardo del Villar’s work to help protect these magnificent creatures.
Featured as part of our Oris Watch collection! Learn more over at Feldmar’s Blog!