Everything you need to know about Oris’ limited-edition evergreen Aquis diver’s watch

The watch celebrates its partnership with eco-organisation as well as Oris’ certification as a climate-neutral company

Oris has renewed its collaboration with the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat with a limited-edition version of their evergreen Aquis diver’s watch with a dial inspired by its namesakes salt marshes. The Wadden Sea is A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s largest unbroken intertidal flats system. The Common Wadden Sea Secretariat is a trilateral organisation that works to protect and conserve the Wadden Sea, an area covering 11,500 km2 in northern Europe that reaches 500km along the coast of Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands and is home to around 10,000 species of flora and fauna and act as natural storage for CO 2 that might otherwise be released into the environment.

Dat Watt Limited Edition II, €2,975 Photo by Bexsonn

The new timepiece, the Dat Watt Limited Edition II, is inspired by the salt marshes of the Wadden Sea. With a run of just 2,009 pieces, the number of models signifies the year the Wadden Sea was awarded World Heritage Site status. It’s based on the Aquis, our evergreen diver’s watch, with an iridescent green dial inspired by the waters of the salt marshes that form a part of the Wadden Sea’s diverse ecosystem.

Dat Watt Limited Edition II has lumed hands and indexes for clear underwater legibility Photo by Bexsonn

A divers watch, its 43.5 mm case is water-resistant to 30 bar (300 metres) and features a uni-directional rotating bezel for securely timing dives (the minute's scale appears on a grey tungsten bezel insert); a screw-down security crown with protection; and lumed hands and indexes for clear underwater legibility. It also comes with a blue rubber strap and a three-link stainless steel metal bracelet, both equipped with a safety clasp with an extension system so it can be worn over a wetsuit.

Dat Watt Limited Edition II, €2,975 Photo by Bexsonn

Inside is a Swiss Made automatic mechanical movement that equips the watch with a small seconds at 9 o’clock (half of which is coated in lume to show a diver with evidence the watch is running) and an unusual circular date function, indicated by a white dash that rotates through a 360-degree channel over a 31-day period.

The beautiful Wadden Sea, a vital ecosystem, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the world’s largest unbroken intertidal flats system Photo by Janis Meyer
The Wadden Sea Photo by Jannick Schwender

Oris has just published their second Sustainability Report announcing they have reduced their global carbon emissions by 7.8 per cent, and since the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat partnership began, Oris has been independently certified as a climate-neutral company. “[The collaboration] is a powerful symbol of our mission,” says Anja Domnick of the Trilateral Cooperation. “ The back of the watch shows the coastline of the Wadden Sea reaching from Den Helder in the Netherlands to Skallingen in Denmark. This is a wonderful representation of the Wadden Sea, showing how this ecosystem reaches across three countries.”

Dat Watt Limited Edition II caseback Photo by Bexsonn

Oris, Dat Watt Limited Edition II: €2,975,

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