Oris adds a new one to its environment-friendly responsibility projects. This time, the famous brand is collaborating with the Billion Oyster Project, a nonprofit organization committed to bringing back one billion oysters to New York Harbor.
Billion Oyster Project
According to a report by NY's Department of Environmental Projections, the Harbor today attracts menhaden-feeding humpback whales thanks to its cleaner In addition to the growing population of bunker fish, the Billion Oyster Project wants to bring back one billion oysters to the city's Port by 2035.
Founded in 2014 by educators Murray Fisher and Pete Malinowski and working closely with young schoolchildren, volunteers, and restaurant partners, the Billion Oyster Project has already delivered 75 million juvenile oysters to 18 self- sustaining restorations. The process begins by collecting recovered oyster shells that are rinsed, exposed to the elements for a year, and then placed in Harbor water tanks. The free-floating oyster larvae are then released into the tank and find a place to settle and grow before being deployed to any of the 18 restoration sites in the Harbor. Oysters are not only natural water filters, but oyster reefs also provide habitat for hundreds of species.
The new model, produced to commemorate this special collaboration, comes with a 41.5mm diameter, Aquis style case. The stainless steel case sports a screw-in crown, a relief insert diver's bezel, a domed sapphire crystal over the dial, and a sealed case back with a relief engraving of three oysters. The sporty case is water-resistant to 300 meters.
The stylish model hosts a dial made of mother-of-pearl. Appliqué indices and thick hands serve on the dial, which offers an image that is suitable not only for the theme but also for the trends of the day with its green background color. The dial, which provides sufficient legibility in almost any environment thanks to its Super-LumiNOVA application, also has a date window at 6 o'clock.
The new model is powered by the Oris 733 movement. The Sellita SW 200-1-based automatic movement beats at a frequency of 4Hz (28.800vph) and offers a power reserve time of up to 38 hours when fully wound.
The model, which is limited to only 2000 pieces, is offered for sale with a three-piece metal bracelet and green rubber strap options. The list price for the model is CHF 2,400.