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Oris Lake Baikal Limited Edition: A Watch On A Mission

As we begin a new decade, the vital role of water has never been more apparent. While some parts of the world suffer because of droughts and fires, others are washed away by filthy flood waters. And according to a joint report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF last year, 785 million people still don’t have clean water close to home.

At Oris, they believe they have a shared duty to behave responsibly and to look after our world and our climate. They are on a mission to bring ‘Change for the Better’, working with non-profit organisations and conservations agencies all over the world, with a particular focus on water, the oceans and the life they contain. They believe that if they don’t act now, it may be too late, but that together we can make a real difference.

With that in mind, Oris is proud to present the Oris Lake Baikal Limited Edition. It’s based on the high- performance Oris Aquis diver’s watch and made in partnership with the Lake Baikal Foundation. Sales of the watch will help raise funds in support of ‘Point No.1’, a Lake Baikal conservation project run by the Scientific Research Institute of Biology at Irkutsk State University that’s also the longest-running and most detailed environmental water monitoring project in scientific history. ‘Point No.1’ is supported by the foundation.

 

Siberia’s Lake Baikal, which scientists believe is 25 million years old, is hugely important. It holds 20 per cent of the world’s fresh lake water reserves. It’s the deepest lake in the world at 1,642 metres, some 300 rivers flow into it, and it’s home to thousands of species of endemic plants and animals. But it’s under threat from man-made pollution, much of it created by careless industry.

‘Water is the source of life,’ says Rolf Studer, Oris Co-CEO. ‘We believe passionately in conserving it for future generations, and also in acting responsibly as citizens of the world to bring positive change. Every year we seek out pioneering organisations who share these values and work to protect the world’s water. 
A watch on a mission The Oris Lake Baikal Limited Edition supports a vital research project

‘We’re very proud to be working with the Lake Baikal Foundation and to be supporting the work of ‘Point No.1’ as it continues its vital research and raises awareness of pollution and the urgent need for clean water.’

Oris Lake Baikal Limited Edition


Oris’s latest limited edition is based on the Aquis diver’s watch. Only 1,999 pieces will be made, marking the year Russia passed the Baikal Law

In detail

Case Multi-piece stainless steel case, unidirectional rotating bezel with ceramic insert
Size 43.50 mm (1.713 inches)
Dial Gradient blue
Luminous material Hands an indices filled with Super-LumiNova®
Top glass Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
Case back Stainless steel, screwed, special Lake Baikal insert and engravings
Operating devices Stainless steel screw-in security crown with crown protection
Bracelet Multi-piece stainless steel metal bracelet, folding clasp with extension
Water resistance 30 bar (300 m)

Movement

Number Oris 733
Functions Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date window at 6 o’clock, instantaneous date, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second
Winding Automatic
Power Reserve 38 hours
Limited edition 1,999 pieces, each presented in a box made of environmentally friendly cardboard

For more information, please contact Trocadero Time Tel. 02 163 0555.