Oris Carysfort Reef

This Colorful New Dive Watch Supports a Worthy Cause


June 29, 2020 Watches By
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Joining a growing range of watches with an ocean conservation theme, Oris’s newest limited-edition diver is specifically dedicated to the restoration a coral reef in the Florida Keys. With the solid construction and water resistance of Oris’s well-loved Aquis dive watch, the Carysfort Reef Limited Edition features a GMT complication and sporty, colorful highlights.

In steel at 43.5mm wide, the new LE follows a similar, recently release model produced in 18k gold and priced at $19,000. Limited to 50 examples, three of them were donated directly to the Florida-based Coral Restoration Foundation, which Oris has worked with since 2014. The new models are less limited and less expensive, but still benefit the Foundation and its mission by raising awareness of the issue.

The Carysfort is similar in its specs to the Oris’s Aquis GMT, with 300m of water resistance and the Sellita SW330-1 automatic movement. While the Aquis GMT has a the bonus of a window in the caseback to view the movement, the limited edition has a solid case back engraved with a coral reef motif in relief.

2,000 examples of the Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition are being produced, each with a price of $3,000 on a steel bracelet or $2,800 on an orange rubber strap.

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