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Oris Releases Limited Edition Dat Watt II

Oris Releases Limited Edition Dat Watt II

Marking the renewal of its partnership with the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS), this week Oris releases its new limited edition Dat Watt II. This is the second piece launched in collaboration with the CWSS since the partnership began with the Dat Watt I back in 2021. Like its 2021 predecessor, the new Oris Dat Watt is part of the brand’s Aquis divers range. 

Oris and the CWSS

After becoming carbon neutral in 2021, Oris has become well-known for its commitment to sustainability. As part of this commitment, the brand formed a longstanding relationship with the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS).

The CWSS aims to preserve and protect the Wadden Sea, or Dat Watt, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Home to over 10,000 species of flora and fauna, the Wadden Sea is the largest unbroken tidal flats system in the world. It runs 500km along the coastline of northern Europe, stretching across the Netherlands and Germany to eventually reach Denmark. In total, the Wadden Sea covers an area of at least 11,500km². 

However, despite its vast size and UNESCO protection efforts, the health of the Wadden Sea remains under threat. And, unfortunately, humans are the main culprit. Activities like overfishing, pollution, shipping and tourism pose significant harm to the area. Moreover, the effects and complications of climate change endanger the preservation of the Wadden Sea for future generations. To combat this, the CWSS works to conserve the Wadden Sea and its ecosystem, so future generations can enjoy its beauty.

Teaming up with the CWSS, Oris intends to bring momentum to the Wadden Sea preservation efforts and its own ‘Change for the Better’ campaign by engaging young conservationists. Now that the collaboration has been extended to 2025, the brand plans to achieve this by targeting youth-based programmes.  

The New ORIS Aquis Dat Watt Limited Edition II (01 743 7734 4197-Set)

Oris Releases Limited Edition Dat Watt II
Oris Releases Limited Edition Dat Watt II

Case and Dial 

A powerful symbol of this commitment to the environment, the new Oris Aquis Dat Watt II is both visually and mechanically beautiful. Reflecting the year the Wadden Sea became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are just 2,009 pieces available. 

Inspired by the colour of Wadden Sea’s salt marshes, at the centre of the model is a shimmering green dial. Adorning it are silvered baton indices and two central hands, both of which feature a SuperLuminova inlay. Breaking up the design, the small seconds subdial positioned at 9 o’clock features a more minimalistic design but also has a lume coating.

However, the most striking feature of the dial is its uniquely designed date ring. The ring encircles the innermost portion of the dial, with the dates marked on the dial itself. Within it is a cutaway ring, which exposes a disc beneath the dial. Throughout the month, this circular disc rotates to indicate the correct date through a white marking painted upon it. As a result, you can watch the hours, minutes, seconds and even the days tick away on your wrist.  

Housing the design is a multi-piece stainless steel case, which measures a healthy 43.5mm in diameter. Offering optimal protection, upon it is a domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal as well as a unidirectionally rotating tungsten bezel. For underwater timekeeping, the sturdy build of the Dat Watt II locks in an impressive 300 metres of water resistance. Aiding this are attentive finishing touches, such as the screwed-down case back and a protected screw-in crown. 

Movement and Finishing Touches

Beating at the heart of the model is Oris’s 743 automatic mechanical calibre, which uses the SW 200-1 as its base. In addition to its 38-hour power reserve, it also boasts a date corrector, a fine timing device and a stop-second function. 

Completing the elegant silhouette of the model is its stainless steel three-link bracelet. It fastens with a security folding clasp, which also has a clasp extension so it can fit over a wetsuit. However, generously, the model comes with a second strap too. A blue rubber strap that also secures with a folding clasp offers a more contemporary alternative, giving the watch an unmissable appearance on the wrist. To facilitate the quick and easy strap changeover, there is also a strap change tool in the box.

If you’re a fan of this new Oris limited edition Dat Watt II, act fast! With just 2,009 pieces available worldwide, it’s bound to be snapped up quickly. 

Oris Releases Limited Edition Dat Watt II

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