Did you know that fewer people have been to Clipperton Island than to Everest. This inaccessible atoll is located in the tropical tropics, southwestern Mexico, about 1,100 kilometers north of the Baja California Peninsula, and the closest distance to the mainland is 945 kilometers.
Born to protect Clipperton Atoll
Oris Clipperton Island Limited Edition
Despite its remoteness, this uninhabited French island and its unique ecosystem are threatened by illegal fishing and pollution. Clipperton Island is a passageway for many endangered marine life, and it is also a relay station for countless bird migration. Protecting Clipperton Island is important to maintaining the ecological balance of the East Pacific.
Watch with engraved outline of Clipperton Island
And the geographical coordinates of the island
In May this year, Oris funded the Clipperton Island expedition initiated by the non-governmental scientific organization N2Pix, which was founded by Canadians Michel Labrecque and Julie Ouimet, focusing on underwater imagery and exploration. The Oris expedition consisted of scientists and environmentalists. After more than 80 hours of rigorous voyages, they reached Clipperton Island to conduct research on endangered shark migration data collection and continuous protection of the Clipperton ecosystem. The expedition hopes that through these practical actions, more people will understand the importance of Clipperton Island.
Clipperton Island is an unmanned atoll in the tropical tropics
Its unique geographical location is crucial to the marine ecological balance
Clipperton is threatened by extraordinary fishing and pollution
Ocean protection is endless, and half a year after the expedition, Oris launched a limited edition of Clipperton Island based on the brand’s iconic diving watch Aquis. The new watch is limited to 2,000 pieces worldwide, and part of its sales profits will be invested in future marine protection projects. Last year, France issued a decree to establish a marine protection area of 12 nautical miles around the atolls. Oris and environmentalists hope to persuade and study the French government to expand the protected area to 100 nautical miles. The organization applied for the listing of Clipperton Island as a World Natural Heritage.
Special watch box made of environmentally friendly seaweed extract
The Oris Klipperton Island Limited Edition is a tribute to this great atoll and its protectors, Michel Labrecque and Julie Ouimet. The gradual blue dial of the watch is inspired by the color of the waters of Clipperton Island. The lagoon in the center of the atoll is clear and blue, but the surrounding area looks dark and dark due to the sharp drop of more than 60 meters. It is quite artistic. The 43.5 mm case is made of stainless steel and is water-resistant to 300 meters. The screw-down caseback is engraved with the pattern and geographic coordinates of Clipperton Atoll. Oris registered Oris Clipperton as one of the brand’s trademarks.
In addition to these saluting design elements, the new watch naturally also possesses the excellent diving watch attributes of the Aquis series. The watch is equipped with an Oris733 self-winding mechanical movement that displays hours, minutes, seconds and calendar. A Super-LumiNova® dot is embedded in the middle of the extended second hand, which is also noticeable in dim water. This design is very meaningful. Although the minute is the most important time unit when diving, the moving second hand also plays a key reminder function-your watch is still working normally. The unidirectional rotating bezel is an indispensable part of the diving watch. It records the diving time safely. The ceramic scale ring is very strong and ignores the wear and tear caused by underwater sediment.
The introduction of the Oris Clipperton Island Limited Edition is a brand’s commitment to the continued protection of the marine environment. Like previous coral replantation and hammerhead shark research collaborations, the limited edition of the watch is of far-reaching significance.
“We have always been proud of our pure Swiss quality,” said Ulrich W. Herzog, global president of Oris, “but the brand’s efforts and passion for protecting the ocean make us even more proud. Oris was back in the 60s of last century The production of professional diving watches began in the 1950s, and it was also at that time that it was inextricably bound up with the ocean. The Clipperton Island limited edition watch is the embodiment of Oris marine protection. ‘
Oris Clipperton Island Limited Edition
Product Code: 733 7730 4185, Table Diameter: 43.5 mm
Limited to 2,000 pieces worldwide
Oris733 automatic mechanical movement, 6 o’clock calendar display
Stainless steel case, stainless steel screw-in crown and shoulder guard, water-resistant to 300 meters
Unidirectional rotating diving bezel, black ceramic graduated ring marking 60 minutes, scale coated with Super-LumiNova®
Double-sided arched sapphire mirror with anti-glare coating on the inside
Screw-down stainless steel caseback with engraved Clipperton Island pattern and its geographic coordinates
Gradient blue dial with scale and hands coated with Super-LumiNova®
Black rubber strap, Oris original safety anchor design, with sliding buckle for quick adjustment of strap length; or stainless steel strap, also with sliding buckle
Eco-friendly watch case made from seaweed extract with Clipperton Island stamp
Suggested retail price: tape model is about RMB 13,800, steel band model is about RMB 15,200