Carysfort Reef Limited Edition is Oris’ first divers’ watch in solid gold

As part of its mission to bring Change or the Better, the independent Swiss
watchmaker Oris has been working in partnership with Coral Restoration Foundation since
2014 with their first watch collaboration in 2017 proving to be a huge success in raising
funds and awareness for the foundation.
This year, Oris follows it up with Carysfort Reef Limited Edition, the second limited edition
diver’s watch in partnership with the foundation. The first ever Oris diver’s watch to be
produced in solid 18K yellow gold, the Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition is based on
Oris’s high-performance Aquis diver's watch and features the same standard specifications,
including water resistance to 300 metres.
The case, the bezel crown and crown protectors are all made of solid 18K gold and its hands
are yellow-gold-plated and filled with luminescent Super-LumiNova®, including the
‘lollipop’ central seconds hand. The functions of the automatic mechanical watch include a
GMT that is indicated by a central hand that makes a full tour of the dial once every 24 hours.
A second time zone can be read off against a 24-hour chapter ring on the dial, while a laser-
engraved 24-hour scale on the bi-directional rotating bezel can be used to indicate a third
time zone. The bezel insert is made of scratch- and fade-resistant black and blue ceramic,
designed to indicate day and night-time for an additional time zone. The watch has a sapphire
crystal over a gradient blue dial that darkens towards the edge, and a date window at 3
The solid gold case back has a sapphire crystal inlay decorated with the limited-edition
number and a special motif celebrating Coral Restoration Foundation’s milestone of 30,000
corals planted. It’s set on a blue leather strap with a rubber coating, and each of the 50 pieces
made will be presented in a special wooden box. As part of its commitment to the cause, Oris
will be donating three of these watches to the non-profit organisation, which will auction
numbers 02/50, 03/50 and 04/50 at a series of events this spring.
To know more about the Oris range, visit Khimji’s Watches, exclusive
dealers of the brand in Oman. Their state-of-the-art showroom and service centre
is located at Way No 3036, Building No 2825, Al Ufouq Building, Shatti al Qurm. You
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