Quick Take

Following up on the format established by the Source of Life limited editions, Oris has announced the third generation of their Great Barrier Reef limited editions by way of the brand new Oris Aquis Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition III. 43.5mm wide in steel with an aqua blue dial and a lovely radial date display, the Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition III expands the brand's efforts in ocean conservation and awareness.*
Initial Thoughts

Limited to 2000 shining pieces, this third gen of Oris' Great Barrier Reef LE blends some of the appeal of the Clipperton LE with the date display seen on the Source of Life LE to make for a handsome watch with a visually interesting complication and a shining blue ceramic bezel insert. The 43.5mm sizing is large but the integrated lugs ensure that the Aquis case sits flat and wears well on wrist.*
Oris is clear to state that this isn't just another so-called "good clause" watch. After warm summers in both 2016 and 2017, the Great Barrier Reef needs all the support it can get. Oris has partnered with the Reef Restoration Foundation to being to plant coral in the Fitzroy Islands of off Cairns, Australia.*
In addition to the efforts in planting new coral, Oris is also directly investing in endeavors like The Oceans Project, which seeks too raise awareness for the world's water and work towards regenerating reef systems that have been damaged by coral bleaching.*
Retailing for CHF 2,450, the Oris Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition III is a continuation in a long line of products designed by Oris with the intent of having a direct and calculable effect on the state of our oceans and the ecosystems supported therein. If you want a bright a colorful diver from an independent and lively brand with a long-standing focus on ocean conservation, the limited edition Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition III is a piece of ocean activism you can wear on your wrist with pride.*
The Basics

Brand: Oris
Model: Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition III
Diameter: 43.5mm
Case Material: Steel
Dial Color: Aqua blue
Lume: Super-LumiNova
Water Resistance: 300m
Strap/Bracelet: Steel bracelet
The Movement

Caliber: Oris 743
Functions: Hours, dates, running seconds, sub-seconds, and radial pointer date.
Power Reserve: 38 hours
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph)
Pricing & Availability

Price: CHF 2,450
Availability: From June 2019
Limited Edition: 2,000 pieces*
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